Jody Fuller is a comedian, speaker, writer, and soldier with three tours of duty in Iraq. He is also a lifetime stutterer. He's successfully spoken to or performed comedy for just about every group imaginable from coast to coast and has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy. Additionally, he has performed for troops in 15 countries and counting. Jody is a syndicated newspaper columnist and has had 7 stories published by the very popular and inspirational Chicken Soup for the Soul series. In October 2017, his wife gave birth to Abigail, his first child, born 7 1/2 weeks early in the back of an ambulance on Friday the 13th. Jody's story continues to write itself.
Jody was absolutely wonderful. We had around 70 people, and he did an outstanding job of entertaining us. He was hilariously funny, on time, dressed impeccably, and talked to everyone like we had all been friends forever. Such a nice man. Everyone had a good time, and some really good laughs, which we all needed.
Please read above!! Awesome!!! Very personable and professional! Everyone loved Jody!! Would love to have him back!
Response from Jody Fuller:
Thank you, Debbie, so very much. I enjoyed every second I had with you guys. I'm ready to do it again.
What to Expect
Jody’s performance has been described as entertaining, thought provoking, inspiring, unique, and, most of all, incredibly humorous.
"I had the time of my life listening to Jody's show. I haven't laughed so hard. My voice is gone now. But worth every minute of it.
"Jody Fuller, thank you for a wonderful evening, I cannot remember when I laughed so much - truly awesome show."
"Jody performed for us at an annual corporate event. We have hired comedians for the past seven years and we had more positive feedback from our guests for Jody than for any other."
"Comedy Night with Jody Fuller was amazing! If you didn't make it...you really missed a GREAT show!!!"
"I had an absolute BLAST tonight !! You were AWESOME !!"
"I had a great time Jody man ...I love a comic thats funny even when he's clean in the delivery...Great Job"
"Jody is very gifted and creative comedian. It was a pleasure working with him and he made this our best Dean's Club dinner in 10 years."
"The Event Center was the place to be tonight. Jody Fuller's performance was fabulous. He had me, along with everyone else, laughing the entire time."
"Nothing but good things to say about Jody! Funny! Great to work with."
"Enjoyed the show! Showed us that we need to not take life so seriously and laugh at ourselves!"
“The general session was a tremendous success because of your involvement. I truly enjoyed your accounts, which offered reality with a large dose of humor.”
Jody Fuller is a comic, a speaker, a writer, and a soldier currently holding the rank of Major in the US Army Reserves. Additionally, he has three tours of duty in Iraq. He is a lifetime stutterer and a member of the National Speakers Association.
Growing up in Opelika, AL Jody had to overcome two things: being poor and stuttering. Enlisting in the Army after high school helped him overcome the income challenges but the stuttering still poses daily challenges. After a 4 year stint as an Army medic, he returned home to attend college at Auburn University at Montgomery where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
After 9/11, Jody returned to the Army via Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Ft. Benning, GA. After OCS, he completed the Transportation Officer Basic Course at Ft. Eustis, VA, before being assigned to 2nd Infantry Division at Ft. Lewis, WA. In November 2003, he deployed to Iraq for one year as a platoon leader with the 296th Brigade Support Battalion of the Army’s First Stryker Brigade.
In 2006, Jody left the active component of the Army to join the Alabama National Guard , and in 2014 transferred to the Reserves.
When not in uniform, Jody travels the country speaking to and/or entertaining a wide variety of groups ranging from the Boys and Girls Club of America to the Department of Veterans Affairs to comedy clubs, civic clubs, and corporate America. He's worked with some of the biggest names in comedy.
Whether he's talking about growing up poor, the military, or stuttering, his show ultimately details his adapt and overcome attitude and will leave you not only in stitches but also inspired.
He's been published seven times in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series including:
“A Lifetime of Stuttering” was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: From Lemons to Lemonade: 101 Positive, Practical, and Powerful Stories about Making the Best of a Bad Situation
“Embracing my Uniqueness” was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Kids: 101 Stories about Good Decisions, Self-Esteem, and Positive Thinking
“Miracles in Uniform” was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles Happen: 101 Inspirational Stories about Hope, Answered Prayers, and Divine Intervention
Please read the feedback from recent speaking engagements:
“It was a true pleasure working with Jody from the first exchange of emails. Jody was not only funny but likable, down to earth, and inspirational. We had requested clean humor that was family friendly and Jody delivered. His performance included material all ages could relate to. Feedback is still coming in from those who attended the fundraiser with nothing but great things to say about Jody’s personality and gift. True southern gentleman, hilarious comedian, and captivating speaker. Grateful for such a memorable night! ” Ginger B.
“Jody was an awesome speaker, comedian and presenter. I’ve had people not only the day of the event but also several days afterwards contact me and let me know how funny, entertaining and educational Jody was and how they enjoyed him. Jody is an amazing individual who has taken what one would think as a major issue and turned it into a God given talent.” Steve D.
"A joke among Kiwanians is that a speaker is advised to talk for as long as he or she desires…..but at 1:00 PM, the Kiwanians will leave. In your case, that would not apply. Your unique blend of subtle, mixed, and sophisticated humor held their attention to the extent that members were disappointed when you finished. Most would have stayed in their chairs until 2:00 PM." – Kiwanis Club of Columbus, GA
"I and other members of the Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville wish to thank you for your fantastic exhibition at our regular meeting on July 9, 2012. I use the word “exhibition” deliberately. What you gave us was much more than a “talk” or a “performance.” Yes, you had a message to convey, so to a certain extent you gave us a “talk.” The tales you shared with us from the various stages of your life were hilarious and had the entire club in stitches most of the time, so it was a true “performance” but what you really gave us was an exhibition of how the human spirit can triumph over whatever adversity is thrown in its path. You’ve truly blessed us with an experience that we won’t soon forget and we thank you for it." – Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville, FL
Jody enjoys meeting new people, traveling, and eating at mom and pop restaurants across the land. He currently lives in Opelika, Alabama, with his wife, daughter, and a too many dogs.
Additional Booking Notes
Raised performance area preferred
Podium with wireless microphone
Raised performance area preferred
Sound system and microphone, wireless is preferred
Ample lighting to illuminate the performance area
Speaking and Comedy: A stool and a bottled water
Past Booked Events
|February 01, 2018 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Event|
|September 08, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Religious Celebration|
|December 07, 2013||Christmas Party|
|Jody Fuller||Comic. Speaker. Soldier.|
Influences & Inspiration
Wireless microphone for comedy
Podium with removable microphone for speaking engagements