Michael Dean Ester
Speaker, Comedian, and Difference Maker. Two Time Nominated NACA “Comedian of the Year”
College Comic needed? According to the IRS, Michael Dean Ester’s occupation is a “Professional College Student!” His perky blend of campus comedy has been served up at over forty NACA and APCA Showcases. Two time nominated NACA’s, “Comedian of the Year,” and “Best Male Performer!” by Campus Activities Magazine, Michael has over 1,800 live performances to his credit. His…
College Comic needed? According to the IRS, Michael Dean Ester’s occupation is a “Professional College Student!” His perky blend of campus comedy has been served up at over forty NACA and APCA Showcases. Two time nominated NACA’s, “Comedian of the Year,” and “Best Male Performer!” by Campus Activities Magazine, Michael has over 1,800 live performances to his credit. His crowd-pleasing talents are matched only by his professionalism.
Maybe that’s why his upbeat humor is a repeat success at so many schools across the country, often as the first face new students see. Penn State University and the University of Maryland entrusted Michael with ‘Welcome Week’ audiences as large as 10,000 students – – two years in a row!
Why Campus Comedy? They reach out to others! This particular CAB former exec took off his cap and gown and grabbed a microphone. The view from the comedy chair revealed the need for a true college-oriented comic, someone willing to fill an act with insights, instincts, and often-painful experiences from young adulthood’s most formative years. Michael’s focus on campus life enables his punch lines to deliver valuable advice. His high-energy style encourages students to think while they laugh.
He doesn’t just work clean, he kills clean – relying on strong, hard-hitting material and an arresting stage presence (he remembers getting complaints from his comedy chair days). Now that he’s on the other side of the microphone, he makes it his job to inspire thank-you notes instead.
Is he easy to work with? You bet! He considers himself a full partner with the students who sponsor him. Michael is a caring humanitarian who during 2005 created, “Comedy For a Cure Tour,” where he donated $100 from every show on behalf of his sponsoring school to cancer research, using his gift of comedy to save lives. During the show he acknowledges the hard work of the activities board and promotes upcoming events.
When do I book campus comedy? Anytime! Ranging from orientation committees, admissions prospective nights, parent weekends, and to any occasion event that calls for a positive message that’s interactive and informative. When students book a comedian, they put something else up there on stage – – their reputation. Michael’s commitment to great college entertainment has earned the respect of programmers nationwide, including three National NACA showcases and a “Reader’s Choice” award from Campus Activities, the same publication that named him as one of 2005’s ‘Hot Comics!’
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
An Evening With Michael Dean Ester
Michael Dean Ester
MICHAEL DEAN ESTER: The Reason You're Here
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