Comedian Orny Adams has been touring worldwide for over twenty years, and he is regarded by his peers as one of the hardest working and passionate comedians in the business. His career was catapulted after Jerry Seinfeld chose him to co-star in the documentary Comedian. Orny has since gained a following as both a comedian and comedy writer, and he has become the “go to” guy when a celebrity needs a funny line. He has written jokes for the likes of Jay Leno and Garry Shandling, and twice wrote for the Emmy’s! Orny has appeared on a number a TV shows including the Tonight Show, The Late Show, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, as well as in many national commercials for brands like Coca-Cola. Orny’s critically-acclaimed debut DVD Path of Most Resistance appeared on Netflix and his one hour special Orny Adams Takes The Third aired on both Comedy Central and Netflix. Also an actor, Orny plays “Coach Finstock” on MTV’s hit show Teen Wolf.
Named by the Hollywood Reporter as both a “favorite comedian to watch” and “stand-out act”, Orny is at his best when onstage. He deconstructs the chaos of the modern world in a unique and universally appealing show. He is quick on his feet and able to deliver a powerful, clever, sophisticated and fast-paced routine that covers topics from angles many have never even considered.
Brian Regan blends the perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality with an observational, sarcastic and self-deprecating humor. He has distinguished himself as one of the country’s premier comedians, and he sells out some of the most popular venues including Red Rocks Amphitheater and Radio City Music Hall – where he made history with the first live broadcast of a stand-up special ever on Comedy Central. With his over-the-top, enthusiastic performances, Brian sets a comedic standard of excellence that others continually try to follow. He is the unique comedian whose material is relatable to generations of fans, and he is revered by some of the best in the business including Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Dennis Miller, David Letterman, Joe Rogan, Marc Maron and Patton Oswalt. He has starred in critically-acclaimed Comedy Central and Showtime specials, released three DVDs, two CDs, and made a record 28 appearances on Late Show with David Letterman – the most of any comic. Brian has also made some scene-stealing appearances on the big screen in films including Top Five with Chris Rock and featured in Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Dr. Joseph Maroon is a world-renowned neurosurgeon, concussion expert, health and nutrition expert, Ironman triathlete, Pittsburgh Steelers Team Neurosurgeon and Medical Director for the WWE. He is an innovator in concussion management and developed what is now the worldwide standard test for sports-related concussions. ImPACT™ (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is an easy-to-administer, 20-minute test to assess presence and severity of a concussion, and it has been used in millions of athletes. Dr. Maroon has been listed in America’s Best Doctors for the past 20 years, and he frequently shares his expertise with the New York Times, USA Today, Associated Press, ESPN, Sports Illustrated and ABC News Nightline. He has also written six books, is currently the associate editor of Surgical Neurology the Senior Vice-President of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, along with being on the Board of Directors of Mylan Laboratories and Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of GNC.
As a visiting professor and keynote speaker, Dr. Maroon has given over 150 presentations at national and international conferences. His speaking engagements are an extension of his book, Square One – A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life, that has been praised by Sanjay Gupta, pro golfer Greg Norman, former Apple/Pepsi CEO John Scully and more. Dr. Maroon’s “From Burnout to Wellness” program uses the simple concept of a square to help achieve a healthy balance within your life. Focusing on the four sides (work, family/social, spiritual and physical) can help prevent “burning out” and increase general health and wellness.
Mike Rowe is a TV host, writer, narrator, producer, actor and speaker. He is the co-creator and host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, which ran for eight seasons and turned Mike into “the dirtiest man on TV”. On the show, Mike learned and performed hundreds of “dirty” jobs ranging Roadkill Collector to Catfish Noodler and beyond. He is also the voice of Deadliest Catch, a spokesperson for Ford, host of hundreds of TV shows and narrator of hundreds of documentaries. Forbes even deemed him one of the country’s “10 Most Trustworthy Celebrities” in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
A unique and inspiring storyteller, Mike has done speaking engagements for a number of iconic brands and companies. He focuses on issues related to high unemployment and millions of unfilled jobs, the widening skills gap, aging workforce, currency devaluation, offshore manufacturing, the country’s dysfunctional relationship with work and more. Mike is all about celebrating the kind of jobs that make everyday life possible for the rest of us, and he works to prove that hard work and fun can sometimes co-exist.
He is the founder of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation and co-founder of Profoundly Disconnected, which directly benefits the Foundation and works to reward people who have a passion to get trained in in-demand skilled jobs. The mikeroweWORKS Foundation provides scholarship programs and financial assistance to students pursuing a career in the skilled trades and has been instrumental in granting over $3 million in education for trade schools across the country. Proceeds from his book, Profoundly Disconnected, A True Confession From Mike Rowe, also benefit the Foundation.
Mike’s newest show is a weekly podcast, The Way I Heard It, released every Tuesday.
Musician Michael Lindner can single-handedly take your event to the next level! Performing a solo show, he is much more than just a “guy with a guitar.” Michael’s state-of-the-art equipment helps create a full-band sound full of harmonies, rhythms, textures and even drum beats. His vast repertoire includes both covers and originals, performed with an authentic stage presence and entertaining personality.
This Pittsburgh native studied Guitar and Audio Engineering at Duquesne University Music School and founded the national touring band 28 North, who have produced five full-length records. Michael is an accomplished songwriter with songs featured on Lifetime and MLB Network, along with two Top 50 singles. He has shared the stage with music icons including Dave Matthews Band, ZZ Top, TV on the Radio, My Morning Jacket, Blues Traveler and 311 – just to name a few.