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Jeff Houghton, keynote speaker

Jeff Houghton

    • Host of the Syndicated Late Night Talk Show, The Mystery Hour
    • 4-Time Emmy Winner, Webby Nominee & Telly Award Winner
    • Professional Emcee & Comedian 
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In Person-Fee 🛈

$10,000 - $15,000

Virtual Fee:

$7,500 - $10,000

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Jeff Houghton Speaker Biography

Originally from Iowa City, IA, Jeff Houghton is a 4 time Emmy Award-winning television host. He's also a writer, actor, and improviser. Jeff hosts The Mystery Hour, a syndicated late-night talk show he created that is now its 10th season on FOX, ABC, NBC, and CW affiliates across the country. Jeff has worked with brands like Walmart, 7-Eleven, Fossil, H&R Block, Nestle, Canada Goose, Hellmann's, Virgin Mobile, Bass Pro Shops, Aflac, and much more.

Jeff worked for the Late Show with David Letterman and more recently helped to create and star in the viral hit, "Instagram Husband," which now has 60 million views, was covered by the media worldwide, and along the way coined a new phrase. Jeff works with brands to create both humorous and meaningful videos as creative director for The Writers' Room Creative Comedy Agency. In that role, Jeff has been nominated for a Webby Award, and received a Silver Telly Award. Jeff has also been hired to work as talent in a variety of videos and commercials.

Jeff travels nationally and internationally hosting events for companies and organizations. He has performed stand up at the Comedy Store, and trained at the Upright Citizen's Brigade. Jeff was a member of The Skinny Improv mainstage cast for several years where he performed at the home theatre every weekend and traveled the country performing improv. Jeff has also created two podcasts, Make Something Where You Are and The New Hip.

Jeff was named 417 Magazine's Entertainer of the Year, BIZ 417’s 10 for the Next 10 and Springfield Business Journal's 12 People You Need to Know, as well as 40 Under 40. Jeff also received the Navigator Award from the Missouri Department of Tourism. Awards are nice, but kinda small in comparison with his wife Michelle and sons Elias and Rew.

Jeff is one of the most sought-after professional emcees in the country. Whether in-person or online, he has the distinctive ability to blend humor and sincerity. He loves to customize and personalize his work for companies and organizations, working with large national brands and high-capacity fundraisers, Jeff creates a shared experience for those in the room. This year he surpassed $100 million raised at events he’s hosted.

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