"Comedian Cash Levy Explains His Odd Path to Stand-up Success"
- LA Weekly
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"This was the highlight of our work retreat. Cash had us rolling in the aisles, I'm sure this was an evening they will never forget."
- Hill-Rom Air-Shields, Batesville, Indiana
Cash Levy was GREAT, we LOVED HIM, everybody thought he was FANTASTIC! He really worked well with the whole audience and it was AMAZING and very FUNNY! Please call again in June and we will work on plans for the next event.
- Great American Group
"We appreciated your good taste in jokes, and the way you so easily interacted with our employees... This was by far the best we've had to date... Thank You for a great show!."
- Morton Salt Company
"Mr. Levy made good use of the attributes of the group... evoking some memorable audience participation... we have never seen such an alert crowd pay such good attention to the after-dinner speaker.."
- International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium
I just wanted to again say thank you for the excellent job you did Friday night. I have heard innumerable positive comments about it, and everyone really had a great time. In particular, the spontaneity regarding kilts and dead animals has been referrenced many times! In a nutshell, the truth is that you made even me look good as a party planner!
- Sutter Medical Group
" I just wanted to send you a short note to thank you for your outstanding performance at HQ ISAF. You came in to entertain in a very challenging environment and were a true hit with the audience. The way you worked the international crowd here at HQ ISAF with on-the-spot quick and witty stand-up comedy was truly amazing. I was very impressed with your performance and am anxiously awaiting an opportunity to host you for another show in the near future. Thanks for supporting the troops!!"
- SMSgt Dan Becker (OR8), Kabul, Afghanistan
I just wanted to thank you again for the show you put on here in Kandahar. Laughter is a great stress reliever and you did a hell of a job. As I walked around talked to some of the troops the next day, they all said they had a awesome time and wished more folks would come visit.
I know this isn't something that you have to do and that's why it means so much to us. It's a great moral boost for the Soldiers, Sailor's and Airmen here and I truly appreciate you coming down and performing for us!
- SCPO Stan Emerick, Operations SGM National Command Element (USNCE)
"With an audience that included elected officials of all political stripes—young and old—Cash worked closely with us to craft a show that was edgy, yet not offensive. He tailored his performance in a way that the most conservative Republican wasn’t offended, nor was the most liberal Democrat snoring! His routine worked tremendously well with our diverse crowd.
Cash masterfully interacted with our audience. His quick wit and extemporaneous humor was, in my opinion, the best aspect of his performance. In fact, I told Cash after the show his interaction with one Legislator nearly made me “wet my pants.” Truly, his ability to weave his routine with audience participation was terrific.
I would recommend Cash for any event. Cash was on-time and on-target—we had no concerns that he would provide an outstanding show that was appropriate for our audience. Further, his ability to work with a diverse crowd of politicians was remarkable. While Cash kept his act clean, he never lost his cutting humor. His routine, coupled with his impromptu comedy was classic. Cash is a comedian on the rise—I only hope we can work with him again in the future."
- Kansas Cable Telecommunications Association
“Cash Levy was fun, clean, entertaining, and very adaptive to our crowd! We recommend him to any small group who is looking to have some fun, or a large group looking to be entertained. “
- Argent Mortgage, LLC
"The California Welfare Fraud Investigator’s Association held its annual training conference last month in Ventura, California. One of the highlights of this year’s conference was the dinner banquet held on October 3, 2007. The featured entertainer was Cash Levy.
We were very impressed with Mr. Levy. Not only was he extremely funny, but he had obviously taken the time to research the duties of our law enforcement officers, the role of our association, and even the name and personality of our president.
We were pleased with your recommendation to hire Mr. Levy and would recommend him to any other professional association where audience familiarity and rapport would make a difference."
- Kent Bodin, Investigator, Entertainment Chairman
“This was the best Christmas entertainment we’ve had here in my tenure, please use me as a reference for future shows. The jokes were hilarious and the spontaneous remarks even better. You seem to be able to adjust to any situation on the spot, how do you do it!? Thanks for coming and we will look forward to having you back again next year.”
Tim Mankus- Event Coordinator - Home Depot
“I wanted to send a 'Thank You' to Mr. Cash Levy for an incredible performance at Diego Garcia. I had the opportunity to see both of the scheduled shows and thought both were outstanding. Events such as these truly raise the morale of the armed forces members serving abroad and we appreciate you traveling out to perform for us.”
- Christopher V. Rudd, Capt, USAF - B-52 Crewmember
“To say that Mr. Levy “brought the house down” would be a monumental understatement. Based on the business context of the event, we were also pleased that all was handled with just the right professional touch. Mr. Levy showcased a keen ability to read the energy of the room and intelligently banter back and forth with his audience all night long. Apparently, he made one of ladies in the group laugh so hard that tears were running down her cheek. Needless to say, the evening was a resounding success and we’d recommend Mr. Levy to any group in need of a little levity (pun intended). Thanks Cash!!”
- SRF Marketing Group
"You showed off your great improv skills... and we enjoyed how the jokes were tailored to the audience members, so that each group got laughed at during the show. We'll be making plans to attend the show next year, so hopefully you can make a return trip.
"Our club does various events throughout the year, so if you are ever going to be back in Regina let me know. We might be able to get enough people to do a show at the club. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Based on the calendar on your website, you're going to be busy!"
- Senior Analyst - Financial Systems
"Our staff at our auto dealership attended a Christmas party recently at which Cash Levy performed. We all thoroughly enjoyed his comedy routine. We all had sore sides from laughing at his comedy. We would certainly see Cash perform again."
- Two-Way Service Ltd, Southey Sask. Canada
"We just wanted to thank you for doing such a great job as our Auctioneer last week. You were so creative and fun in introducing each item, you were a huge reason this event was such a big success. The administration here really appreciates the time you spent preparing for this, it couldn't have been easy but you made it look so. It was bit controversial hiring a comedian to be our Autioneer, thanks for making me look good. Lets do this again next year!"
- Westminster School Fundraiser Auction
"We were all really impressed with how you were able to adjust to a wide range of ages and backgrounds for this party and weave together a comedy web that everyone seemed to love. My son wants to be a comedian now, I told him "It's not as easy as Cash made it look! Be a doctor or something, they don't get heckled as much!" Anyway, please use me as a reference in the future, I was amazed with how quick and clever you were."
Alex Campbell- Retirement Party
"To anyone wanting a great comic:
I wanted to do something extra special for my boyfriends's 50th Bday celebration. A party was good, full bar and DJ, better...but what could be more fun than to bring in a comedian for an hour of full-on laughter. Cash Levy was referred to me by funnybusiness.com for his ability to come in to a group of people and "play off" their personalities. Cash was great from the get-go, putting me at ease in arranging his part. He is a professional in every sense of the word. His comedic talent is superb! He provided everyone with an hour of nonstop laughter. What a great gift for my boyfriend and all of our friends. Our phone is still ringing with our friends saying what a fantastic time they had and how funny Cash was. I wish him all the success in the world and am certainly a new member of the Cash Levy Fan Club."
- Trish Harlow
" Cash Levy did a great job under very difficult circumstances -- Small room, small crowd, no alcohol, but he still made us laugh! In addition, He did his research in reference to our business and incorporated it in his act."
- Mike Rodriguez, Training Advisor, Beyond Petroleum
Cash had our group on the floor throughout the entire show. He has a unique style of taking the time to learn the environment and a little bit about the people at the event and building the show around that. He blends general comedy and adds the personal touch that yields fun and gut-wrenching laughter for all. He tailors the show based on G, PG, PG-13 rating at your discretion. His show is guaranteed to add that burst of excitement that you want to end the night on.
We look forward to having him back some time… "
- Stephen Weaver ,
"Thank you for your amazing performance at our annual company retreat last weekend at Pelican Hill. The entire team and their spouses/significant others felt your performance was one of a kind and one of the best we have ever seen. It seemed like every 30 seconds people were in stitches about another creative joke or personalized story that you came up with about our industry, our competition and our team.
Your investment of time speaking with me before our retreat, not to mention you mingling at our cocktail party before the dinner, gave you great ammunition for your performance. I marveled at the way you seamlessly integrated what you learned, in such a short amount of time, into your act--there was nothing routine about it. It was pure magic!
Notwithstanding the complexities of a lack of a stage, not being able to use a microphone in the restaurant’s private room, and performing in front of a small group of 33 people, your performance was spot on and one of a kind. You kept is clean, but edgy, and the man and women were equally entertained. Thank you much for topping off our company retreat with such great laughs and entertainment!"
David B. Marino
Principal, Executive Vice President
We were very impressed with the amount of good custom material Cash Levy wrote and delivered for his evening appearance I booked him for, and his ability to make it both fun and funny. And, this audience had been going since 7:30 that morning.
He attended the other professional speaker's presentations and wrote inside humor that played-off the audience's knowledge and the convention theme's premise that had been established earlier in the day and put a very humorous twist on those themes. He also spoke to a number of people I sent him to, to get information the fun people in the company, those who like to push the envelope and be the center of attention and he included them in his act and it was very hilarious. This corporation has somewhat conservative leadership and Cash knew how to keep it funny, and keep the head table laughing without going blue.
The only complaints I had were from those talking about their stomach's actually hurting from belly laughs and the specific joke that put them on the floor.
He had enough original material that he could have relied on that alone for his standing O. He did more company and industry specific topical material than the other two very expensive outside speakers, combined. And, those speakers didn’t even have to be funny when they got industry or company specific.
Cash is definitely at the top of his game and is razor sharp at both content and delivery and should be congratulated for his work.
Now I have to top this at their next convention and I hold you guys personally responsible, so thanks a lot.
- Al Jamieson,
Cash had everyone in the company laughing so hard; one employee’s spouse said she
soiled herself — now that’s moving! Cash took time to prepare in advance and that was
obvious. In addition to a personalized show, which resonated with all of us, he is just
naturally funny. He is very good and clearly loves what he does.
My assistant and I have been asking ourselves how we top Cash’s performance next year.
Conclusion: Cash Levy AGAIN!
DEAN REALTY Co.,
Lester M Dean,
On behalf of everyone at BG Products, Inc., we thank you for the excellent performance
the last week! We were impressed by the effort you put forth in getting to know us. This
made for a very personalized and funny performance. I've had a number of very positive
and no negative comments on you and your performance.
If there is one thing I do not like in a speaker performance it's a surprise. You stayed well
within the language and subject boundaries. I personally thank you for that!
- Mike Moen,
It is with pleasure that on behalf of M/A-COM Technology Solutions Engineering Conference
Committee, I would like to recommend Cash Levy’s comedic talents for any event. Cash really took
the time to get to know the group and its personalities and turned that knowledge quickly into a hilarious
His comedic flair would be a highlight to any event both corporate and non-corporate alike. The
audience highly praised Cash with the following comments:
“Cash is hilarious!”
“Comedian was excellent!”
“Cash had me in hysterics! Fantastically Funny!”
Thank you Cash. It has been an honor to work with you. Your professionalism and personal approach
is the perfect balance to your comedic technique.
- Sarah Glenfield, Conference Coordinator
MS: HS, Lowell, Massachusetts 01851
"Thank you for performing for the Grid Operations Management Team for Southern California Edison. It was so refreshing to have you perform for us, and you were so funny! It was wonderful to look around the room and see so many folks laughing and having a great time.
After the meeting myself and Ron received comments that you really did your homework about our company. It was great that you personalized your act to include our company's acronyms, key managers and topics that we discussed at the offsite. By doing this you really stood out, and helped to make the event truly memorable. Thanks for making us laugh and lightening the atmosphere of our meeting."
- Lisette Ortiz,
Executive Assistant to:
Ron Ferree Grid Operations Director
"Thank you so much for recommending Cash for our event! We are getting incredibly
positive feedback on his performance and enjoyed working with him.
Cash, you're awesome! Please let us know when you find the perfect pair of
sunglasses so we can arrange to get them for you!"
Sr. Manager, Communications
Pearle Vision / Luxottica Retail
"I can't thank you enough for making last night's comedy showcase a great experience for all our guests. Not only did you have the momentum killer of the raffle, I know the audience was a tad (ahem) challenging. You rose to the occasion. In the same category as 'there are no small parts, just small actors,' there is no impossible audience. You found a way to charm our diverse group -- as I well knew you could.
God willing I hope we can all do it again next year!"
Mark A. Rothman,
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
" Thank you sooooooooo much for coming and doing our event last night. All I have heard is how hilarious you are and how beautiful and sweet your wife was. I don't think people knew what to expect but you were above and beyond their expectations!!! I haven't stopped getting e-mails about how much fun everyone had. we posted some pics on Alexa's Appeal website... http://www.alexasappeal.com/alexas-appeal-annual-event.html
I know a couple people were inquiring about getting information about you for their event. I told them to talk to you and did not disclose to anyone what you charged us for the event. Please let me know if you ever come out to the central valley people keep asking me and we'd love to come see you again. I am still debating on what I am doing for next years event but for sure would love to have you back again without a doubt... now that you know about our little town :)
Here is the information for CCA (Children's Craniofacial Association) you can contact Jill Gorecki about supporting the organization. Just mention that you were the comedian for our Alexa's Appeal event. That was so sweet of you and your wife to want to help support CCA, they are amazing and I only wish we had more people who have a voice want to support them."
- Denise Rast, Children's Craniofacial Association, TX
" I wanted to send you a note thanking you for your efforts and excellent show at our District Meeting. The group really enjoyed your humor.
I was impressed with how you conducted your research, and how you fit that information REAL TIME as you interacted with the crowd.
This was the first time I have seen us commission a comedian for our Combined Group sessio n, and I must tell you, you were a hit. Humor was clean, non-offensive, and you really connected well with our diverse group.
"As I’m sure you could tell, the group really enjoyed your show.
Thanks again, and good job collecting all the data, remembering same, and presenting it back to us - where we truly had the opportunity to take a break and have a laugh at ourselves.
Like we say at KIEWIT – Job well done!"
~ Dave Borisky,
District Quality Assurance Manager
Kiewit Power Constructors
"The show was awesome! You really did your “research” on CMC and the area. I think everyone really enjoyed the localized jokes, as well as, the jokes about employees. People are still talking!!"
On behalf of Luxottica Retail and Pearle Vision, we want to thank you for recommending Cash
Levy for the 2010 Pearle Vision Summit. Cash was an incredible partner in our annual Awards
Celebration, and he made the evening extra special and engaging for our 400+ attendees. This
was the first time we have ever incorporated a professional emcee and comedian into our
Awards Celebration and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Cash Levy took our celebration
to a new level and helped us significantly improve the event.
From our first meeting to his final goodbye on stage, Cash was fun and easy to work with, and
very professional and accommodating. He took the time to get to know our brand, our company,
and the attendees. He did a fantastic job customizing and personalizing his comedy
performance for us and was able to help us laugh at a few of the challenges we face in our
business – not an easy task!
We are also grateful that Cash helped present some of the awards. He transformed what is
typically a dry presentation into something far more enjoyable, fun, and meaningful for our
award winners. We couldn’t have accomplished this without his incredible talents!
We have received nothing but positive comments about the Awards Celebration and Cash’s
performance. Our attendees loved that the evening was unique and different from past years,
and many of them have stated that “we raised the bar with Cash and we can never go back to
the way the event used to be.” This means we’ll surely be looking to hire Cash for future events!
Thank you again for recommending Cash and for working with us on the event. He helped us
make this year’s Summit a success!
Amy Purcell, Tammy Reaves
Senior Manager, Communications V.P. Operations, Corporate & Franchise
Pearle Vision / Luxottica Retail Pearle Vision / Luxottica Retail
I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful performance at our Awards Celebration. I have heard nothing but rave reviews about you and how you handled the balance between the awards and your comedy. Even Rapid Displays was singing your praises when I saw them later that night. If you ever need a reference, please let me know and I’d be happy to provide one."
"It was great to welcome you to Wichita and to introduce you to BG Products—thank you again for joining us for the evening.
The entertainment is always a highlight of any banquet—and you were no exception. Your ability to connect and interact with the audience is impressive and provided great fun and, no doubt, some amusing stories for future conventions.Many thanks for being with us!"
- Aidan O. Dunleavy.
Senior Vice President
Sales & Marketing
BG Products, Inc.
"Cash Levy entertained us at a Chamber function last night and we've already received rave reviews. What made Cash stand out was his ability to really connect with the crowd. He was quick to pick up on the nuances of the crowd and base his jokes on what he saw. The audience warmed up to him quickly, interacted with him during his act, and after the show practically stood in line to greet him and say thanks -- not something our crowd usually does. We would definitely have him back!
I thought Cash presented a show that was good, clean fun. He was able to connect with our local audience and kept us laughing for the entire program. With the audience participation, the “Karaoke Comedy” comment was very appropriate and funny. He used knowledge of the local area in his routine."
- Senator Vernon Asbill,
State Senate District #34
Carlsbad, New Mexico
"Everything was fabulous! Thanks for all the help with this. Cash was absolutely the ideal pick for this project! Not only was he very funny and entertaining, Cash was so kind and genuine, and he sincerely cared about my client's goals and objectives for the trade show. He -- and his wife -- worked closely with our whole team to learn more about FarmLinks and to craft a show that was unique (and appropriate) and brought in the crowds that we needed! He had clearly spent a lot of time reviewing the background materials and show information that I'd sent, and he came up with hilarious jokes to fit in with the golf and agronomics game show questions... that's a feat in itself! We truly hated to see them leave! But we're hopeful for more opportunities to work with Cash and April again in the future!"
- Beth Alcazar,
"Cash was an OUTSTANDING selection for our event. In speaking with him prior to our event, he was considerate enough to ask for information about our group and used it in his performance while keeping my concerns in mind. On the date of the event, he arrived at least an hour prior to his start time and walked around speaking with the crowd seeking additional information. He was very professional and I would highly recommend to any organization. Thanks so much for your assistance and feel free to give my contact information for referrals."
- Bill Drinnin,
Westminster Police Dept, CA
“A major talent... don’t miss this act!”
- The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Perfect comic delivery with lightening quick wit”
- The Charlotte Observer
“Refreshingly unrehearsed, this is what live comedy is all about”
- Denver Post