Keynote Speaker Mack Dryden

Mack Dryden

America's Funniest Motivator

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $7,500 - $10,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
    English
  • Travels From
    Kentucky, USA

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Mack Dryden’s Key Accomplishments Include…

“Awesome!” “Hilarious!” “Unique!” The accolades for  world-class performer Mack Dryden go on and on. But whether he’s busting ribs with his uproarious, family-friendly standup, or inspiring with a powerful yet laugh-out-loud motivational speech, Mack is a one-of-a-kind performer who always kills the crowd and thrills his clients.

Why Mack Dryden

  • If you’re looking for someone to inspire and motivate your people while treating them to a solid hour of rib-busting belly-laughs, Mack is the experienced, hilarious veteran you want to enliven your event. He’ll keep the attendees thoroughly entertained while giving them effective and practical goal-achieving tools and techniques they can use for a lifetime, and enough inspiration and motivation to keep them energized weeks.
  • While Mack is one of the top clean corporate comedians in the country, his stories of overcoming daunting challenges are as inspirational as they are hilarious. He rose from working in a paper mill in Mississippi to performing on The Tonight Show with both Johnny and Jay, numerous other TV shows, and roles in several movies. He’s the funniest two-time cancer survivor in the country and performs at dozens of cancer survival celebrations annually.
  • As soon as Mack takes the stage, you know you’re in the hands of a pro and can sit back and enjoy the ride. His many years of stage time has given him the experience and know-how to put any group at ease as they’re put under the spell of his relaxed yet sophisticated style. He’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser, with a powerful message as a bonus.

An engaging performer with a relaxed style, writer/comedian/actor Mack Dryden has appeared on The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, plus dozens of other TV shows and movies, was a staff writer for ABC’s Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and brings this performing experience to the platform whether he’s performing his unique standup, delivering a hilarious keynote, or Emceeing an awards show or general session. He writes custom comedy for every client, making his presentations even more special, personal, and memorable.

Hundreds of thrilled clients think Mack is the funniest motivational speaker working today. He has survived everything from the sharks of showbiz, to bouts with two different types of cancer, to a terrifying stay in an African prison—and lived to tell inspiring, motivating and hilarious stories about it all.

More About Speaker, Mack Dryden…

After leaving a paper mill job in his home state of Mississippi, Mack earned a black belt in karate, an MFA in Creative Writing, and two AP reporting awards before finding his true passion as a professional comedian, actor and speaker. His talent and perseverance landed him writing jobs on network shows and numerous movie and TV appearances, including several performances on The Tonight Show and such series as JAG and The Guardian. He has brought his special brand of Motivation, Inspiration and Jubilation to all 50 states and five continents, (including a recent triumph in Macau, China), and he and his wife have happily settled in their final home of Louisville, KY.

Testimonials 6

  • “Our experience with Mack was absolutely fantastic. He was extremely gracious and funny. I felt like I could sit there for hours and listen to him share the stories of his life. Year after year, we seek out inspirational speakers that are cancer survivors and have learned the use of humor to get through the tough times. Mack was no exception. We would absolutely recommend him to any group.”

    St. Luke's Health System

  • “Thanks for the wonderful job you did for us at the SBC Global Pinnacle Club Awards.You were extremely professional, flexible, and got huge laughs, but were mostly concerned in doing what was right for our program. Thanks for a great job!”

    Alan Williams

    VP Human Resources

  • “Mack spoke to 500 cancer survivors and their caregivers and was an excellent fit for our audience. entertaining, knowledgeable, (with) an important message, using laughter as an inspiration. I would highly recommend Mack Dryden!”

    Pamela J. Foley

    Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center

  • “Mack was absolutely wonderful! He tailored his clean, funny material for cancer survivors and our area, and was huge hit with the audience!”

    Kevin Platé

    Blumenthal Cancer Center

  • “The personalized humor really sets you apart from 99% of the speakers out there.and I still hear people quoting you. You lightened our load and then lightened our hearts!”

    Lori Garvey

    MEd, Nat'l Womens' Surgical Project

  • Mack’s comedy really broke the ice, his message had the audience in awe and couldn’t have been a better balance of comic relief while providing a value-added life lesson. I would definitely recommend him for any conference (as he gave us) entertainment, a solid and meaningful message, and a memorable life experience.

    Justin M. Cole

    VP Advisor Solutions, J.W. Cole Financial, Inc.

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