901-754-9404
My List0

We've now made it easier for you to research and save your favorite keynotes speakers. Click on the + sign to add a speaker to your Speaker List and email your favorites to colleagues and friends.

Harry Freedman, Entertainment Speaker

Harry Freedman

    • “The Nation’s Misleading Expert” Lying For Laughs for over 25 years
    • Customized Comedy Put-ons and Emcee
Full Bio
Fee Range

$7,500 - $10,000

Travels From

New York

Exponential Medicine Conference

Exponential Medicine Conference

Tailored for your Audience

Tailored for your Audience

Harry Freedman - demo

Harry Freedman - demo

About a year into Harry Freedman’s comedy career, a then unknown but very well-respected Jerry Seinfeld approached Harry and said, “You’re a good writer,” and added, “I don’t just say that to anyone.”

About the same time, Joan Rivers also caught Harry’s act and invited him to hang out in her dressing room before her shows at the Diplomat Hotel in South Florida.

Over the years, Harry has toured the country, opening for comics like Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Dennis Leary, Andrew Dice Clay, Paul Reiser, Pat Paulson, Drew Carey (who actually opened for Harry) and many more.

He became friends with Ray Romano and Richard Jeni and opened for both in numerous theaters and clubs across the country, including Carolines in New York City.

In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Harry was featured on VH1 Stand-up Spotlight with Rosie O’Donnell, Comedy on the Road with John Byner, Carolines Comedy Hour on A&E with Richard Jeni, (which Harry also wrote for) and was a prize winner on America’s Funniest People.

He was also a regular at New York’s top comedy clubs including The Improvisation, The Comic Strip, and The Comedy Cellar. In addition, Bill Maher became a big fan of Harry’s, and used to put him on at Catch a Rising Star.

But all of that was merely a prelude to Harry’s next move.

When a friend asked Harry to help in preparing for a corporate comedy put-on, Harry wrote much of the material and knew immediately this was something he also wanted to do. After that friend gave his blessing, a then unknown Ray Romano, also a friend, got offered a put-on for a hospital, which he passed on to Harry.

The video from that speech got Harry 10 more put-ons in the next 6 months. He soon began entertaining some of the biggest companies and associations in the world including Dell Computer, The American Bankers Association, Cox Radio, IBM, and many more.

Harry has always been funny. In high school he was elected to the student government after making a hilarious speech about school policies that got his 600 fellow classmates rolling with laughter, while the school vice principal looked on with an expression of shock.

During his senior year at SUNY Binghamton, Harry was one of only a handful out of 2000 elite New England students, including Ivy Leaguers, to win an award as outstanding delegate at the Harvard Model United Nations. He had become a sharp debater.

After attending 3 semesters of law school in Miami Florida, Harry realized his father’s wishes for him to follow in HIS footsteps as a lawyer and judge were not his own. He did however learn to explore both sides of every issue in depth, which became invaluable for joke writing and he also excelled at Moot Court.

Over the next few years, Harry worked as a managing editor for a humor magazine and feature writer for a Miami Beach Newsweekly. Then he decided to go after his own dream – standup comedy.

When South Florida’s first comedy club opened in Hollywood Florida, on opening night, Harry “killed” for a crowd of 250 people, receiving 5 ovations in 12 minutes. That show changed his life.

He moved back to New York and the rest is history.

WHAT IS A CORPORATE COMEDY PUT-ON?

Harry is introduced as an industry expert and gets everyone laughing, even as they believe he’s for real. Clients rave about Harry’s customization, so the audience goes in expecting a serious presentation and comes out relaxed and glowing.

BACKGROUND

As a Corporate Put-on Comedian and emcee, Harry has performed for hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies, and is frequently rated 'best speaker' at their conferences.

As a stand-up comedian, Harry is a regular opening act for Ray Romano; and as an actor, he has appeared on "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS) and "Men Of a Certain Age." (TNT)

CLIENT BENEFITS OF USING HARRY

  1. Reenergize Your Attendees
  2. Bonding And Teambuilding 
  3. Increased Productivity, Performance And Attitude 
  4. Improves Trust And Customer Relations 
  5. Helps Distinguish Fake Vs Real - Gives First Hand Experience Of Making Fake Content Seem Credible

Speaking Topics:

Related Speakers

Elliot Eisenberg Speaker

Elliot Eisenberg

Nationally Acclaimed Economist who Specializes in Making Economics Fun

Antonio Neves, Diversity Speaker

Antonio Neves

Young Professional Career Expert

Tracy Strawberry Speaker

Tracy Strawberry

Christian Speaker on Addiction

Vanilla Ice, speaker

Vanilla Ice (Rob Van Winkle)

Real Estate Expert

Larry Gatlin, Celebrity Speaker

Larry Gatlin

Legendary performer and songwriter

Mack Dryden, Attitude Speaker

Mack Dryden

Motivational Humorist and Comedy Emcee

Raspyni Brothers, Magic Speaker

Raspyni Brothers

Guinness Record-Holding Juggling Team

Sally Hogshead Speaker

Sally Hogshead

World Class Branding Expert

Wayne Cotter

Wayne Cotter

Nationally Acclaimed Comedian and Technology Humorist

Geoffrey Moore, Business Trends Speaker

Geoffrey Moore

Business Strategist

Dr. Steve Bedwell, speaker

Dr. Steve Bedwell

Motivational & Leadership Speaker for Savvy Audiences Who've "Heard It All Before."

Dr. Charles Petty, Humor Speaker

Dr. Charles Petty

Work/Life Balance Motivational Humorist

Reviews

Testimonials

"What stands out about the times I have worked with Executive Speakers Bureau is their lightning-fast response time. ESB’s account exec..

Keynote Speaker

"I've worked with Richard and ESB for many years and he's always able to deliver for us. He works hard to meet your speaker goals within the ..

Chem Dry

"Angela is the best!!! I can always count on her honest feedback about speakers. She helps me look like a hero to my company!"

Testimonials | Medtronic | Executive Speakers

"ESB continues to deliver great options for us as we plan our event each year."

Testimonials | Arkansas Heart Hospital | Executive Speakers

“I am banging my head against the wall right now for all the times I have done this without using Executive Speakers Bureau. This ..

Clorox Client

"The conference was an immense hit – we certainly raised the bar in our company on how conferences are planned and executed. You and yo..

Testimonials | Benchmark Global Hospitality | Executive Speakers

"Johnny Cupcakes was a hit last night! Thank you both so much for all of your assistance through this process, it has been such a positi..

Johnny Cupcakes | Testimonials | Executive Speakers

"You all were awesome to work with and helped make my life easier when planning these events. Thanks so much!” 

 

Testimonial

"Thanks so much for working on this engagement with us. It’s been a very pleasant experience. We will definitely include ESB in our sea..

Testimonial

"They have booked me to speak at events for over a decade and their professional approach and client focus is unmatched in the industry. I am..

Garrison Wynn, Sales Speaker
Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call to discuss how we can you help find the right speaker(s) for your organization.

Get Ideas in 1 hour or less

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in one hour or less.

Please fill in information below