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Meet Kevin Wanzer

Kevin Wanzer headshot with hawaiian shirt

Motivational comedian Kevin Wanzer works with event planners who want to offer programming to energize, inspire, and entertain their attendees.


Kevin doesn’t deliver a speech… he delivers a customized experience that delights, educates, and entertains.

Since 1983, Kevin has spoken in front of well over 3,000 audiences all over the world including all 50 states in the U.S., plus Canada, China, Europe and Singapore. He has been noted nationally as one of the most effective and entertaining speakers for corporations, organizations, schools, colleges and to audiences of adults who work with and empower the lives of youth. His programs encourage audiences to discover their hidden passions, embrace diversity and celebrate the laughter in us all.

Kevin has been earning rave reviews for thirty years. As a humorist, motivational comedian, and keynote speaker, reaching audiences in refreshing ways is all he has ever known. At 8-year-old Kevin’s lemonade stand, passersby were treated to two types of refreshment: a cold cup of lemonade and hilarious, dead-on stand-up renditions of Steve Martin comedy routines. Decades later, the lemonade is long gone, as are the Martin routines. The refreshment, however, is still to be had. Early in his career, Kevin served on the staff of and appeared on Late Night with David Letterman. As a result of working with First Lady Nancy Reagan, President Ronald Reagan appointed Kevin to serve as a delegate to the White House Conference for a Drug Free America, on behalf of which he spoke at the United Nations. To this day, Kevin is still one of the youngest presidential appointees in American history.

Kevin Wanzer has been noted nationally as one of the most effective and entertaining speakers for inspiring and empowering audiences. He helps people enhance their soft skills, reconnect with hidden passions, embrace diversity, and celebrate community through laughter.

Kevin is a member of the National Speaker’s Association (NSA), where he earned the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). This earned designation is awarded by the NSA and the International Federation of Professional Speakers to recognize demonstrated commitment to the speaking profession through proven speaking experience.  Fewer than 10% of the thousands of speaking professionals worldwide hold this designation.

Kevin is the author of Choose to Love and co-author of I Love You When. He is also a contributing author to Go M.A.D.: Make a Difference (2003), Teen Power: A Treasury of Solid Gold Advice for Today’s Teens (1990) ; Teen EmPower: Solid Gold Advice for Those Who Teach, Lead and Guide Today’s Teens (1997); Lead Now – Or Step Aside!(2000) and PreTeen Power (1997).

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