Dave Schwensen is the author of "How To Be A Working Comic: An Insider’s Guide To A Career In Stand-Up Comedy", "Comedy FAQs And Answers: How The Stand-Up Biz Really Works", and ""Comedy Workshop: Creating & Writing Comedy Material for Comedians & Humorous Speakers". His credits include Talent Coordinator for the television show "A&E’s An Evening At The Improv", The Hollywood and New York City Improv Comedy Clubs, and Assistant to Improv founder Budd Friedman.
With The Improv in Hollywood and New York, Dave coordinated talent showcases and auditions for major television shows, networks and film studios. Included in this list are "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "Late Night with David Letterman", "The Today Show", The Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, Disney, Paramount, MTV, VH-1, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, HBO, Showtime and more.
Dave is also a former manager of The Cleveland Improv Comedy Club and Restaurant. He’s worked in the comedy industry for almost three decades and decided to do one comedy workshop in 1994. They’ve continued since...
Dave has extensive experience within the New York, Hollywood and Midwest regions as a college and corporate booking agent, (comedians, speakers and variety acts), talent manager, publicist, radio host, entertainment journalist and award-winning newspaper humor columnist. In addition to his comedy workshops in Chicago, Cleveland and Tampa, and comedy business seminars – which have been held in major cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Charlotte, New Orleans, Los Angeles and San Francisco – Dave has designed and instructs courses in business communications and presentation skills for Cleveland State University, Youngstown State University, and other “halls of higher learning.”
As a trainer and keynote speaker on communication skills, Dave presents "You're Talking, But Is Anyone Really Listening?" for conferences, businesses, schools and special interest groups. The program focuses on leadership, teamwork and networking by employing humor and creativity to enhance your message.
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