Emcee and Facilitation

Our corporate event emcees are some of the most sought-after in the nation. Why? They add high-energy, in-the-moment, comedic commentary for announcements and message reinforcement. And as highly flexible improvisers, our emcees are always thinking on their feet and act quickly to smooth out those last-minute hiccups and to put out any fires that flare up. We’ll show up, set the mood, get the crowd warmed up and then step back and let you bask in the limelight.

And what about those executive introductions? Life may be great in an ivory tower, but it’s easy for leaders and visionaries to seem like they’re out of touch. We’ll sit down and work with you to create more personal, engaging introductions that help the audience see and appreciate their leaders in a new way. For example, as humans with a good sense of humor.

Caleb McEwen

Caleb is a writer, speaker, trainer, master of ceremonies, knife thrower, juggler, and dancer. He is the artistic director of the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre and one of the most experienced improv performers in the country. Since joining the Brave New Workshop more than twenty years ago, Caleb has written, directed, produced, and performed hundreds of shows for literally thousands of audiences of all types and varieties.

Drawing on his vast experience as an improviser, writer, and director, Caleb is a sought-after master of ceremonies and entertainer. In addition to the US, Caleb has performed in Japan, Croatia, Italy, Greece, Malta, Canada, the Bahamas and out on the open sea with Disney Cruise Lines. He has been on stage with presidents, senators and former heads of the CIA. He has emceed events with everyone from LL Cool J to Randy Travis to Blondie, and has thrown knives for—and in some cases around—top executives from some of the largest companies in the world.

Just wanted to say THANKS AGAIN for another OUTSTANDING event! You always over deliver… and I will speak on behalf of everyone that attended and say that you provided a Laugh Out Loud show that dazzled and amazed us all!

Jeff Valentine

Vice President Business Development, Ceridian

John Sweeney

John has a tremendous ability to create meaningful conversations with executive leaders that feel real, authentic and human. He is often engaged to facilitate panels or one-on-one discussions on stage that weave topics of leadership, innovation, and strategy. John is a masterful storyteller and comedian who can create levity and laughter in the room as well as a sense of openness and connection. John has had the pleasure of engaging on stage inspiring leaders such as Doug Baker CEO of Ecolab, Richard Davis CEO of US Bank, Mike Lamach CEO of Ingersoll Rand and the unforgettable Betty White.

Our association’s largest, most prestigious event is our Best of BOMA Gala. Nearly 400 attendees gather to honor the very best in the commercial real estate industry. Due to the significance of the Gala, this year we turned to the professional talents of John Sweeney to lead the entire program. He spent time with our committee prior to familiarize himself with our attendees, understand our industry and to determine the best way to engage and entertain them. Thanks to his willingness to take that extra time, his routine that night was humorous and energizing. His combination of off-the-cuff humor and efficient flow of awards and presenters made it one of our best events.

Kevin Lewis

CEO, Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA)