Harry Freedman Customized Corporate Comedy
- Funny Fake Industry Expert and Motivational Speaker, Emcee, and Hilarious Onsite Videos
- Actor and writer for the hit CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond
- Over three decades of experience faking corporate audiences out for laughs.
- Injects energy to and renews teamwork in traditional meetings
- Has received a Full Page Profile in the New York Times Business Section
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Harry Freedman is an utter fraud—a stand-up comedian whom dozens of companies have asked to pretend he's an industry expert or newly hired executive to bring humor to annual meetings or conventions. Freedman calls his comedy the "put-on" and he has re-energized meetings and events by playing the part of everything from the White House Economic Advisor to a Sports Fitness Doctor to a paleontologist. Freedman starts off for real, but after a few minutes of his outrageous quips, the audience realizes they've been had—and they love it. Completely original and highly customized for your industry, Freedman's "frauds" help facilitate transitions, build teamwork, and revitalize an organization. With more than 30 years of professional comedy experience, you can rest assured Freedman will be a hit with your group.
As a speaker, Harry Freedman has performed for both Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies and has been profiled in the business sections of The New York Times, Miami Herald, Newsday, and the Int'l Herald Tribune. As a put-on comedian, he has appeared on dozens of TV and radio shows, including One on One Sports with Tim Mccarver. As an actor, Freedman has appeared on and written for the hit CBS sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond. He has also appeared on Stand-up Spotlight, America's Funniest People, Comedy On the Road, and has written for, and appeared on Carolines Comedy Hour and Showtime Comedy Specials.
Freedman carefully screens all of his material directly with the client to ensure that it is tasteful, funny, and right on the mark. He is also a crackerjack emcee, and provides comedic relief to panels and discussions. With Freedman at the mike, information gets across with increased audience retention, and barriers are broken between employees and management. His comedy is a can't miss tool that helps organizations motivate, inspire, and bring out their very best.
The Put-On. Offer your audience a complete fraud—Harry Freedman. America’s favorite put-on comedian will play the part of an industry expert or newly hired exec in a presentation that will energize and excite your team. Harry’s presentation starts off straight, but he gradually twists them so the audience knows that something is up. His highly customized presentations may riff on hot issues in the industry, a fake line of new products, or spoofs of higher ups. Nothing revitalizes a group better than laughter, and everyone emerges re-energized and ready to tackle new challenges.
Panel Host. No matter how good the content, a panel presentation at the end of the day may find your audience restless and sluggish. But with corporate put-on comedian Harry Freedman as the panel host, you’ll get increased audience retention and a whole lot of laughs. After being introduced as one of your industry “experts”, Freedman will come onstage and serve as moderator for the rest of your panel. He provides comic relief to keep the audience upbeat and energetic, and engages each speaker with scripted questions to help them deliver their message more conversationally and with greater impact. It’s an off-beat and memorable way to present material, and speakers have found it to be a wonderful tool to bring out their best.
The Ultimate Tribute Video. It’s a movie. About you. About your life. And it’s got all the details right, but it’s funny. Gut-level funny. So one moment, your friends and family are paying homage to you, and everyone is touched by emotion, and the next, they’re all laughing. There’s a warm glow in the room.
This is no ordinary generic video collage. This is like a beautifully hand crafted piece of art. And while it’s one thing to watch a movie with actors in a theater, it’s another to experience one where your friends and family are actually in the movie, watching themselves on the screen, wondering what comes next.
There are some milestones in life that call for something special. So whether it’s for a couple getting married, or having an important anniversary; a son or daughter having a bar or bat mitzvah; an honorarium for a friend; a relative’s landmark birthday; or a company celebrating their achievements, the Ultimate Tribute Video is about whatever or whomever you want it to be.
Harry’s material and performance exceeded our expectations in every way. Our audience absolutely loved him.
We are in the business of preventing and detecting fraud. To my surprise, you were able to fool our top-notch investigators. You helped build team morale and gave us laughs after a long day. A job well done!
Posing as a Strategic Business Speaker, Mr. Freedman, to put it simply, was hilarious. I consider that if people start crying with laughter during a comedy routine, the comedian is at the highest skill level.
If I had to bring up a comedian that he reminded me of, it would be Larry David, who I consider a master. Mr. Freedman is also a gentleman and we loved working with him.
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