“The Entrepreneur & CEO Stand-Up Challenge is a celebration of the spirit, passion and resilience of the entrepreneur. Bringing our community together and inspiring each other through laughter.”
Atop the list of many of the most famous & powerful CEO’s and Entrepreneurs bucket list is the desire to perform Stand-Up Comedy. Whether it is ego or genuine interest, it appears that the highly successful are looking to step out of their comfort zone and try stand-up.
In each Stand-Up Challenge, Las Vegas Headliner & Humor Scientist Matt Kazam takes 7 high-level entrepreneurs and CEO’s and puts them through a 6-week virtual intensive growth experience where each will learn how to write and perform Stand-Up Comedy.
Drawing from their incredible stories of lives lived, business built, success, failure, and everything in between, each performer will take to some of the biggest stages in comedy in what can only be described as a Ted Talk meets a Stand-Up Comedy show. The power of story and humor will be on full display as Matt Kazam hosts this one-of-a-kind show.
NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE ON THE PLANET YOU CAN TAKE PART IN THIS POWERFUL LEARNING & GROWTH EXPERIENCE. You will participate via one on one and group Zoom video calls. We then assemble in the city of your choosing where we will do a 2-day intensive. Where you will learn from Matt Kazam and some of the World’s greatest comedians & joke writers.
Whether you have always wanted to be a comedian or just look like one the Entrepreneur & CEO Stand-Up Challenge will allow you to step out of the comfort zone and Stand-Up in the growth zone where you will learn the science, have the time of your life and harness the power of humor and use it as a strategy to engage, persuade, connect and convert.
The Laughter Lifecycle
Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking
Developing Crowd Fusion Techniques
Public Speaking Perceptions Vs. Realities
Maintaining & Managing Energy
Stage Presence, Body Language & Eye Contact
How to Read an Audience
Winning Before You Get to the Mic
Assessing the Variables
Finding Your Stage Persona & Style
Defining Your Point of View
Controlling the Moments
How to Mine For Material
Turning a Joke into a Bit
Tapping Your Truth
Stand-up comedy has been a dream for Matt his entire life. Growing up in New York City, he started performing shows for family and friends at the age of 3, but it wasn’t until graduating college at George Mason University with a Degree in Finance, that Matt finally took the plunge as a full time Stand-Up Comedian.
Over his 33 year career he has performed stand-up comedy over 7,000 times in 45 states and 7 countries. Matt has also performed at over 1,000 corporate and private events. He has an amazing ability to work any crowd, anywhere, any venue.
In addition to being a world renown comedy coach, Matt Kazam is THE expert on the science of humor. Matt’s expertise lies in teaching corporate leaders and sales teams, in every industry, how to develop lighthearted communication skills, transform company culture, and make punch lines improve bottom lines.
Matt has partnered with the Harvard Public Health Review to launch his web series The Humor Scientist. Empowering the audience with the strategies, tools and insights into how to use humor with intention to thrive in both our personal and professional lives.
At the age of 10 Matt saw his first comedy show in Las Vegas at the legendary Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. He knew right then that was what he wanted to do with his life.
In 2014 Matt’s boyhood dream was realized and amazingly at the same iconic property where the dream was born, the Riviera. Matt’s one man comedy show, “40 Is Not The New 20,” was an instant success. Becoming a Las Vegas “must see” show month after month. He was the last headliner to perform at the Riviera that saw the likes of Frank Sinatra and Elvis rise to fame.
“Matt Kazam is a rock star. His methodology for explaining the science behind adding humor makes it easy…and immediately made a difference in the audience’s reaction to my message.“
Kirk Drake CEO, CU 2.0
“Just back from one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I did stand up comedy for the first time! And it was FUN too! ”
Trey Weiss” CEO, Weiss Pediatric Dentistry
“Matt Kazam is a genius when it comes to teaching comedy”
John Ratliff CEO, Align 5 Advisors