May 3, 2018, 8:50 pm (
Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, David is the author of the best-selling book Do You Talk Funny? and the Founder of FunnyBizz Conference. His work has been featured in Inc., Lifehacker, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Irish Times, and Forbes.
His program with over 24,000 students has been featured by Prezi as one of the best training courses for presenters, his book remains one of the highest rated in the world on the (usually not so wildly exciting) topic of public speaking and his content has been read by over one million people.
A sought after international business speaker, David has also performed standup comedy at leading clubs including Cobbs, the Comedy Store, the Improv, the Punchline and the Upright Citizens Brigade, even though he strongly denies being a comedian and is well aware most people don’t understand his accent. As a storyteller he finished runner up in NPR’s the Moth’s largest US story telling competition and has won multiple Moth Storyslam competitions.
A graduate of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School he calls San Francisco home when immigration officials permit, and was named on the 2017 Irish America 100 List, which recognizes the accomplishments of the best and the brightest Irish-American and Irish-born leaders.
A big fan of travel and languages David has lived and worked in 12 countries and visited 68 and counting.
May 4, 2018, 5:00 pm (
Bring your laughing gear to our annual Comedy Marketing Club event hosted at the Laugh Boston theatre at the Westin. This year's comedians include 6 of our CMC speakers and keynotes including Sarah Cooper, Tim Washer, David Nihill, Francesca Fiorentini and Luna Malbroux. Best of all, Sammy Obeid is our headliner this year—a comedian, mathematician, and 2036 presidential candidate, sporting appearances on Conan and many more. It's all powered by SpyFu, the competitive intelligence platform of choice for tens of thousands of marketing professionals. Karaoke will follow, for even more laughs!