Comedy & Keynotes

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY OF THE PRESENTATIONS DESCRIBED BELOW

CAN BE OFFERED LIVE OR VIRTUAL.

 

PRAISE FROM HAPPY CLIENTS:

Susan hit it out of the ballpark . . . She was uplifting, very funny, well-rounded, inspirational–the whole package. I’d book her again in a heartbeat.”  Mikey Hoeven, First Lady of North Dakota (former), Mikey Hoeven’s Women’s Health Summit

WOW!!! Susan was incredible! This was the first time (in 16 years) that we had a STANDING OVATION after the speaker . . . Susan – You were everything this event/cause needed and more!”  —Jennifer Lambert, Development Officer, High Point Regional Health Foundation

We have heard nothing but great remarks on Susan’s presentation . . . many wroteBest Speaker ever!”  Beth Jones, Director of Community Education and Services, Community Health Works, Macon, GA

“As our keynote speaker for Women’s History Month…. Susan Sparks’ heartfelt message totally delighted the audience . . . Laughing with her was a refreshing oasis in our workday.”   Linda Lee Walker, Chief Compliance Officer, Prudential Insurance Company of America

“In the words of one of our lovely guests… She’s a keeper!” Susan Sparks delivers timely and relevant messages with a poignant levity.Samantha Talora, Communications Manager, Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA

Topics:

LAUGH YOUR WAY TO GRACE

Laughter is one of the most powerful, yet under-appreciated tools we have in this life. It can reduce stress, improve health, defuse conflict, empower creative thinking, build bridges, awaken our spiritual connections, and inspire hope. I’ve learned this firsthand as a minister, a comedian, and  a cancer survivor. This popular keynote is for anyone who wants to lighten their perspective, focus their energies and tap the power of their innate sense of joy. It can be offered as a keynote, a comedy show, or a 1/2 day or full day interactive workshop.

Clients range from the American Heart Association and Vidant Cancer Care to the Chautauqua Institution and numerous local and national religious gatherings.

THE ROAD NEVER TRAVELED

After a complete career U-turn from lawyer to minister and comedian, including a two year trip around the world, I learned a thing or two about change and transitions. The Road Never Traveled uses my experience to offer entertaining, yet concrete tools that will help you take risks, face your fears, and make the changes you need to move forward.

Featured by Canyon Ranch and Red Mountain Resort.

THE LAUGH IN PEACE TOUR

Join me, Rabbi Bob Alper and Muslim Comic Gibran Saleem for a fun-filled evening of interfaith comedy that highlights our commonalities. You will think, laugh and leave with a little different view of the world. Clients include the World Bank, the Clinton Presidential Center and Habitat for Humanity.

“… Your voices offer powerful lessons of reconciliation and understanding through the language of laughter and joy. I can’t think of a more timely message for our world.-Juliana Oyegun, Chief Diversity Officer, The World Bank Group

PREACHING PUNCHLINES

Offered as either an hour-long presentation, half-day or full-day workshop, this presentation shares how lessons from standup comedy can transform preaching, pastoral care and self-care. It can also be tailored for corporate and legal groups on leveraging the power of standup comedy to power-up presentations!

Featured by Union Theological Seminary, the Chautauqua Institution, Yale Divinity School, The Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship, and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of NC.

MULTI-DAY GATHERINGS

Create a unique experience for your congregation, denominational gathering, offsite or retreat group through any combination of my keynotes, workshops, comedy shows or sermons. Contact me to design a one of a kind gathering full of joy and inspiration!

Clients Include:

December 16, 2019 I Del Ray Beach, Florida

Advent teleconference with Bible Study Group at First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach.

January 8, 2020 I Memphis, TN

The Laugh in Peace Tour

January 9, 2020 I Memphis, TN

Clergy gathering for The Memphis Conference of the UMC

February 4-6, 2020 I Atlanta, GA

Filming interview and sermon for Day1.org

March 2-4, 2020 I Knoxville, TN

Keynotes for CBF Churchworks 2020 as well as an appearance with the Laugh in Peace Tour.

TBA 2021 I Atlanta, GA

Laugh in Peace Tour with Day 1!

CANCELLED April 10, 2020 I Chicago, IL

Preaching at Trinity United Church of Christ.

June 25-26, 2020 I CBF Virtual General Assembly

Offering a virtual workshop for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s 2020 General Assembly

July 19, 2020 I Martha's Vineyard

VIRTUAL Sermon for Union Chapel, Martha’s Vineyard.

June 25, 2021 I Puerto Rico

Keynote/comedy show for the American Baptist Churches USA Biennial gathering.

July 2021 I Avalon, NJ

The Laugh in Peace Comedy Tour

August 2021 I Toronto, Canada

Guest preaching at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.

September 2021 I Salisbury, Maryland

Featured preacher at the Dunkle Mackey Preaching Seminar

October 2021 I Toronto, Canada

Offering a preaching workshop at the Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship

January 23, 2022 I Del Ray Beach, FL

Distinguished Preacher Series of First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach

National Speakers Association