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Celebrity Speakers

The benefits of using a celebrity to present at your event are to increase attendance, build cachet, drive media and PR hits and/or increase overall interest in the event. Usually celebrities are best for ticketed events, trade shows, customer appreciation events and public conferences. Most internal company events – such as leadership meetings – won’t really benefit from the content a celebrity speaker will provide. The content of a celebrity keynote will most likely be around topics the celebrity is interested in – a social cause or personal life stories. The program format will usually be a combination of a short speech (5-15 minutes), with the rest of the time being a moderated interview and/or Q&A session.

Booking a celebrity speaker is usually a more involved process than booking other types of keynote speakers. There are many variables to consider, including providing a “glam team” for make-up and hair; needing to specifically detail every time commitment upfront; and any marketing materials you use featuring your celebrity will need to be approved before publication.

Celebrity keynote fees start at around $25k and run up to the six figures for well-known names – plus first class travel for 1-2; occasionally a private jet is required. We have direct access to many of the world’s greatest celebrity speakers; and can help negotiate and navigate complicated rider, contracting, program, travel and scheduling issues.

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Celebrity Speakers

Caroline Rhea

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Caroline Rhea, stand-up comedian and actress began her career in 1989 when she moved from Montreal to New York to study in the stand-up program at the New School of Social Research. She trained at… Full Profile


Glenda Hatchett

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM Georgia, USA

For a decade, millions watched Judge Glenda Hatchett’s compassionate and just rulings on the hit court show Judge Hatchett. As a speaker, the seasoned legal practitioner continues her legacy of combatting social ills and advocating… Full Profile


George Lopez

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

A pioneer and trailblazer for Latinos in comedy and television, George Lopez has become a pop culture icon. The politically active entertainer has won millions of dedicated fans through his television sitcoms, talk show, and… Full Profile


Joan Lunden

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Award-winning journalist and breast cancer survivor, Joan Lunden has been one of the nation’s most trusted voices and personalities for over 30 years. The author of 8 books, the former Good Morning America anchor has… Full Profile


Robin Wright

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Robin Virginia Wright was born in Dallas, Texas, but grew up in San Diego, California. She started her professional career as a model in 1980 at age 14, and worked both in Paris and Japan.… Full Profile


Twyla Tharp

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Twyla Tharp is an entrepreneur, manager, author, accomplished businesswoman and award-winning choreographer. She began working at only 8 years old, when she bagged and served popcorn at the snack counter in her parents’ drive-in theater.… Full Profile


Lily Tomlin

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Lily Tomlin is an actress, writer, producer and one of America’s most well known comedians. She has appeared in countless films and TV shows, as well as theater and animation. She has won six Emmys,… Full Profile


Bill Rancic

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM Illinois, USA

Making broadcasting history as the first contestant ever to be chosen by Donald Trump as a winner on the NBC show “The Apprentice,” Bill Rancic is an entrepreneur, television personality and speaker on leadership and… Full Profile


Rusty Wallace

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM North Carolina, USA

Rusty Wallace, the legendary and now retired racecar driver, brought personality and charisma to the sport of auto racing that is unmatched in the history of the sport. A 55 time race winner and NASCAR… Full Profile


Brad Garrett

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Award Winning Actor / Comedian Brad Garrett made his foray into the world of television with roles on shows including Rosanne, Mad About You and Seinfeld, though he is best known for his role as… Full Profile


Shirley MacLaine

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Bestselling author, Academy Award-winning actress, and Broadway veteran, Shirley MacLain is one of Hollywood’s most iconic stars. The accomplished performer has appeared in more than 50 films as well as numerous TV and stage shows.… Full Profile


Bobby Flay

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay has redefined the way many people think of healthy food. The Food Network personality and owner of multiple restaurants is famous for his signature American southwestern cuisine, flavorful nutritional meals, and… Full Profile


Jodie Foster

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Two-time Academy Award-winning actress, Jodie Foster delivers a sense of passion, intensity, and realism to every role she takes. Considered to be one of the most talented and intelligent actors alive, her career in Hollywood… Full Profile


Hector Elizondo

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

An actor of boundless range, Hector Elizondo is perhaps best known for his Emmy-award winning portrayal of hospital administrator Dr. Philip Watters on CBS’s Chicago Hope. One of the few actors who can seamlessly shift… Full Profile


Boomer Esiason

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

American football hero, Boomer Esiason is the most visible national figure in the fight against cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of 30,000 children and adults in the… Full Profile


Gloria Estefan

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM Florida, USA

Cuban-born American singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur, Gloria Estefan is best known for being the “Queen Of Latin Pop.” One of the top 100 best-selling artists with over 100 million albums sold worldwide, she has… Full Profile


Craig Ferguson

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Comedic genius Craig Ferguson has won millions of fans with his unorthodox approach to late night television. As host of CBS’s The Late Late Show for ten years, Ferguson often pushed the limits of broadcasting… Full Profile


Geena Davis

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Oscar award-winning actress, Geena Davis is best known for her roles in Thelma and Louise, Beetlejuice, and the ABC series Commander in Chief, which featured her in the first-ever media portrayal of a female U.S.… Full Profile


Dana Carvey

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Comedy legend Dana Carvey has been making the world laugh since the 1980’s. Credited with originating some of Saturday Night Live's most memorable characters such as the Church Lady, Carvey is also known for his… Full Profile


Erin Brockovich

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

With her inspirational story of overcoming adversity, the name Erin Brockovich has become synonymous with David and Goliath battles. Portrayed by Julia Roberts in the eponymous film, she is a 20th-century icon and an enduring… Full Profile


Joy Behar

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

One of the two founding co-hosts of The View, alongside Barbara Walters, and winner of a Daytime Emmy, Joy Behar is well established as one of the funniest women in America today. Equally at home… Full Profile


Patch Adams

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM Virginia, USA

The real-life inspiration behind the massive Hollywood hit of the same name, Patch Adams M.D. is known all around the world as a healthcare professional, social activist and hilarious entertainer. For more than four decades… Full Profile





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