Delivering customized comedy with original angles, Dave Dugan keeps the audience engaged and laughing from the moment he hits the stage. The son of a custom builder, as a teenager, his first job assignments were shoveling pea gravel and laying sod. Dave quickly discovered he "must be allergic to hard labor." Fortunately his sense of humor led him down a different path. He humbly admits, "I fell into comedy as a default. I had nowhere else to turn."
Dave's dry, laidback everyman style has led to several national television appearances including HBO, COMEDY CENTRAL, THE CBS MORNING SHOW, THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW, A&E'S "Evening at the Improv" and many more. He is not only a comedian respected by his peers, but also a comedy writer who has been asked to put his humorous skills to work for several other comedians–as well as for the nationally-syndicated BOB AND TOM morning radio show ( where he has also appeared as a guest comic over 200 times!)
In addition to being a corporate comedian in demand, Dave is a standout emcee with a very distinct voice and a unique talent to weave that awards banquet or other event together with just the right amount of humor! An award-winning voice actor, you have likely heard him on national commercials such as Bacardi, Erie Insurance and Suzuki (to name a few), as narrator for CBS's " Courage on Sports" and on FOX SPORTS ONE as a voice for NASCAR RACING and for this season's NBA Legacy Campaign.
LAUGHING YOUR WAY THROUGH LIFE
A laugh-packed performance customized to best relate to your group or industry. Unique observations and tips on everything from beating the system in today's economy to how to cope with travel frustrations to struggling with constantly changing technology —all delivered in his Bob Newhart-like everyman style. Dave is often the victim of his own situations and messages are weaved in effectively and subtly in a non-preachy way that motivates everyone to see the humor in themselves. Sporting the deepest voice in comedy, Dave is often hired as both the entertainment and the emcee.
Being introduced as a so-called expert or a new hire in an upper management position with whacked out ideas or even portraying a desperate, pathetic competitor are just a few examples of Dave's successful approaches as an impostor. You help create the fake, yet believable bio and he'll play the role. An inept brother-in-law to the CEO, a stuffy, full- of- himself consultant, anything goes when it comes to Dave's portrayals. Due to detailed research, the audience is convinced of his credentials ( at least initially.) The fun is watching their reactions as they try to ‘figure this guy out." As one client stated, "It was as if you were a co-worker here for 20 years…months later, you are still the talk around the company!"
THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Not usually a topic choice, but Dave's unique handling of emcee duties makes it worth mentioning as one! With a trained and distinct voice, he weaves in humor seamlessly to make even the driest event memorable.
"Dave's performance was Spectacular! So funny and engaging. We would highly recommend him." Sasha Volkov -American Bar Association
"We received tons of compliments about Dave Dugan's very funny, very relatable presentation. He even got a round of applause the following morning when the CEO asked how the employees enjoyed it." -Eric Burch, Indiana Municipal Power Agency.
"I've heard nothing but good comments about your show! You were timely and really related to/appealed to our audience! (and were so easy to work with!)" Mary Fox, Salute to Nurses
"Dave Dugan had us thoroughly entertained! We laughed from the minute he took the microphone until the cheers at the end of his performance. Don't think I have ever witnessed anyone with that quick of a wit!" -Nan Evans, Consumer Electronics Alumni Board
"Just a quick note to tell you how much we enjoyed Dave Dugan's performance! He is smart, wickedly funny, and quick – with impeccable timing. We loved him." Rene Sherman- Business Development & Support Specialist at Wyandot Memorial Hospital
"Dave… I spoke to the VP of Marketing and International Sales for Do it Best Corp.. He was very pleased with your performance! Being that they are sensitive to their entertainment choices, they felt your kind of humor-clean and family oriented – would mix well with their audience. According to them, you exceeded their expectations. "- Bob Desautels,Director of Indiana Convention and Visitors Association.
"A stellar performance! Nothing but great feedback! Dave is extremely funny and we booked him again for this year and we will again next year. He's become a given for our annual conference! And lastly his voice is phenomenal! "- Susan Foster, PNC Investments