Dale Irvin got his start by studying at Chicago's Second City Players Workshop and the Forum Theater school. From there, he formed a five person improvisational comedy team which in turn, launched him to the stage as a stand up. On April 7,1983, he was fired from his career in advertising and became a full time comedian.
Since then, Irvin has shared the stage with such superstars as Jay Leno, Paul Anaka, Dionne Warwick, The Four Tops and The Temptations, and has been seen on over 100 television shows including MTV, Showtime, A&E, Oprah Winfrey and "America's Funniest People."
But stand-up is just one of Dale Irvin's comedy outlets. He is also widely recognized as one of the top professional speakers in the country. Irvin has been designated a Certified Speaking Professional by the National Speakers Association, one of only 190 speakers in the world to hold the honor. His success on the corporate circuit is legend among speakers bureaus coast to coast.
Dale's programs include:
"Laughter Doesn't Hurt" This speech is more like a one-man show in which he demonstrates the healing power of laughter in such a hilarious way that the audience should be illness-free forever.
"Five Minute Funnies" Imagine having a comedy monologue presented to your audience once or twice a day based on what has just happened! Dale can do it, finding humor in every meeting and social function. His material is clean, intelligent, and timely. This is a one-of-a-kind presentation.
"Custom Put-On" Dale is introduced to your audience as anyone from the new vice president of sales to the junior senator from Montana. Together you decide on a character and Dale will create a program that will confuse and baffle the audience until they catch on and enjoy the fun. Dale has even performed this program in the character of a woman... and a darn good looking one at that.
"Power Thinking" This three hour creative thinking seminar delivers solid creative thinking techniques in a fun and memorable way. It is a very unique break-out session.
"Time Is On Our Side" Many people have covered the subject of time management but never in such an entertaining way. This is a half-day seminar.
"The Corporate Challenge" Dale has developed his own game show which is used to reinforce information your audience has learned during the course of the meeting. It is full of laughs and is a very fun way to learn. Dale Irvin is a smart savvy guy with a button-down style and a way of finding humor in just about everything. He laughs at life... and life, in return, laughs with him.