Jan McInnis

Jan McInnis

The business world is a gold mine for comedy. For comedienne and professional speaker Jan McInnis, herlife is dedicated to finding the funny in that rich source material, as well as drawing out the lessons we can learn from the laughter.

Jan McInnis 5•  Winner of D.C.’s HBO Stand-up, Stand-off
•  Spent 12 Years in Marketing
•  Clean Comedian

 

 

 

The business world is a gold mine for comedy. For comedienne and professional speaker Jan McInnis, her life is dedicated to finding the funny in that rich source material, as well as drawing out the lessons we can learn from the laughter.

Before becoming a highly sought-after comedian and business humorist, McInnis spent 15 years climbing the corporate ladder as a marketing director. With seasoned experience in the 9 to 5 world under her belt, she has cornered the association and corporate convention market. Over her 16-plus years on the full-time speaking circuit, she has spoken at hundreds of conferences, training sessions, employee retreats and banquets held by such groups as Anthem Blue-Cross, John Deere, the Federal Reserve Banks, Women in Insurance & Financial Services and the Mayo Clinic.

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McInnis, who has a gift for insightful, humorous analysis, was featured in the Wall Street Journal as one of the top convention comedians whose material is clean and in the Washington Post for her clean comedy writing. Her programs are continually described as “hilarious” with audiences “roaring with laughter” or “rolling in the aisles.”
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Biography

Biography

Jan McInnis is a corporate comedian and comedy writer and the author of Finding the Funny FAST. Her life is full of “finding the funny.” She–and the audiences who continually rate her programs “hilarious”–wouldn’t have it any other way.
Inspired by fifteen years as a marketing director in the 9 to 5 world, Ms. McInnis has cornered the association and corporate convention market. And over the past 14+ years on the full-time speaking circuit, she has spoken at hundreds of conferences, training sessions, employee retreats, and banquets held by such groups as Anthem Blue-Cross, Merrill Lynch, John Deere, the Federal Reserve, Women in Insurance & Financial Services, and the Mayo Clinic. She was featured in The Wall Street Journal as one of the top convention comedians whose act is clean.
Learning doesn’t have to be boring! Jan McInnis has a knack for humorous analysis, which enables her to keep her audiences laughing, not just with a comedy show, but also with some of her keynotes. In her “Finding the Funny in Change” speech, she gives practical tips on handling life’s curveballs. Her creative guidelines to mastering change are taken from her own experiences leaving the cushy “regular” job and heading out into the bumpy road of comedy.
And, having sold comedy material to just about everyone…from the Tonight Show monologue, to greeting cards, hundreds of radio stations, and even guests on the Jerry Springer Show (yes, some of it is staged)… Ms. McInnis now can tell anyone how to do it themselves. Her program “Finding the Funny in Communications” offers quick pointers on pulling out the humor FAST, so that your message heard and remembered.
Born in Washington, D.C. Jan McInnis was in charge of “Joke of the Day” for her junior high school lunch table. Not surprisingly, she majored in communications at Virginia Tech, where she was a disk jockey for the local radio station.
Jan McInnis’ humor is clean and appropriate for all groups.