Judy Carter

Judy Carter

Motivational Humorist Specializing in Stress Management, Healthcare, Corporate Comedy and Women's Issues

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Speaking Topics

  • Comedy
  • Stress Reduction
  • Motivation
  • Corporate Entertainment
  • Leadership Skills
  • Women's Issues
  • Humor In The Workplace
  • Empowerment
  • Embracing Change
  • Healthcare Humor

Travels From

  • CA

Speaker's Fee Range

    $7,500 - $10,000

Judy Carter

Judy Carter's Key Accomplishments Include . . .
A podium can't contain the infinite energy of Judy Carter. One of America's top motivational humorists, Judy Carter connects with audiences through customized comedy, delivering big laughs with a big message.

Your keynote address was perfect. It allowed us to laugh at ourselves while helping us to understand that we have to be flexible to survive in today's world.

Federal Express

Wielding the "power of the punch line," Judy Carter gets results both nationally and internationally with a hilarious and empowering keynote, speaking to government groups, professional associations and Fortune 500 companies. She uplifts and entertains while sharing practical information that attendees can apply to their jobs as well as their daily lives.

Judy Carter has shared stages with President Bill Clinton, Deepak Chopra and Lily Tomlin. She's in demand by corporations from Boeing to Blue Cross, Fed-ex to Farmer's Insurance. As an international speaker, Judy Carter has taken her fun and profound address from Australia to Berlin, Canada to Hong Kong, demonstrating proven methods of transforming oneself through humor and teaching audiences how to take a different view of stressful and difficult events in life.

"You're not in a difficult marriage -- it's comedy material," she quips. "You don't have the boss from hell -- it's a heckler. Your son wasn't arrested on the TV show ‘Cops' -- you have a relative in show business."

A graduate of USC's theater program, Judy Carter was the first woman to play the Close-Up Gallery at Hollywood's Magic Castle. Author of The Comedy Bible and Standup Comedy, she's been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, taught workshops for stand-up comics, has worked with CEOs on their presentations, and developed a popular series of instructional DVDs.

More About Judy Carter . . .
Honing her comedy skills on stages from Caesar's Palace to the Los Angeles Improv, Judy Carter was nominated for Atlantic City's "Entertainer of the Year." She brought her talent to the motivational speaking circuit, believing that her techniques could benefit even those who would never even think of stepping on a stage.

"I wanted to do more than make people laugh, I wanted to transform and inspire with a message they could take home."

Judy Carter is a living example of the power of laughter. Like many funny people, she grew up in a dysfunctional family. When her mother said it would take a miracle for her disabled sister to walk, young Judy Carter obsessed over learning magic. "The biggest disappointment was I couldn't get her out of her wheelchair. But I could pull a coin out of her ear and make her laugh."

Bitten by the performing bug and realizing that she had a choice, to view life as a tragedy or as a comedy, Judy Carter chose humor.

"To me, comedy is not about putting other people down, it's really about turning our problems into punch lines," Carter says. "It's just more fun to laugh--and I think it burns more calories. Anyone who comes to my show will lighten up and probably at the end of my talk -- lose five pounds!"

Judy Carter and her spouse live in Venice Beach, California with permission from their cats and dogs.
Suggested Keynote Programs
  • Laughing Your Way Out of Stress: Turning Problem into Punch lines
  • When Things Get Dire, Inspire
  • Don't Get Mad… Get Funny!
  • Joy is More Than a Dishwashing Liquid: Finding Your Whoo Hoo!
  • Bringing Appropriate Humor Back to the Workplace
  • Laughter - It Really Is the Best Medicine
  • Getting What You Want Before You Forget What It Is!
What People Are Saying

"That was the best Admin Day presentation that Amgen Thousand Oaks has ever given! Your presentation was amazing today!  You have reached the threshold of comic genius in your creativity, spontaneity and powerful message to do something different; to go after what we really want.  Peace, continued success and thank you once again!"

--Sylvia Liner , Amgen

"Thank you for your energy and enthusiasm. Thank you for your understanding of who we are at Xerox and the challenges we face as women. You were sooo funny!!!! We were extremely satisfied with you, and I would highly recommend you to anyone. You were awesome and I couldn't have asked for anything more!"

-- Leanne Elliott President of Xerox Women's Alliance

"You brought the house down with your blend of comic wit, words of inspiration and insight into the true meaning of home health care."

-- California Association for Health Services at Home