"Mark Katz, who enjoys more face time
with Clinton than some Cabinet secretaries, may go down in history
as this administration's Peggy Noonan." --Arianna
Huffington, column 4/97
"Mark Katz is seriously funny, and
he understands how to get a message across without moving the
audience to shoot the messenger."
--Jeff Bewkes, CEO, HBO
"Humor writing is hard, and there are
never more than seven people who do it well. Mark Katz is one
of them." --William
Novak, co-editor, The Big Book of New American Humor
"Mark Katz is the absolute best in
the world at what he does. Because I can't think of anyone else
who does it."--Jay
Kriegel, Abernathy MacGregor Group
"I know plenty of people who are smart.
I know a fair number of people who are funny. When faced with
a communication challenge that calls for smart AND funny, I call
Stern, Shepardson Stern + Kaminsky
"Mark Katz is a White House rarity:
someone who is funny on purpose. He is a true professional, producing
tons of top-quality work on short deadlines for up to four humor
dinners each spring. His skill helps the President shine."
--Michael Waldman, former White House Director of Speechwriting
"Mark is the Cyrano de Bergerac of
the corporate world."--Jon
Bond, Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners
"Mark's made good on his promise to
make my speeches funnier and threw in smarter and tighter for
free. With a perfect line or turn of phrase, he has pulled me
out of tough spots more times than I care to count - and that's
kept him on my speed dial since 1994."
Bainum Jr., Chairman, Manor Care, Inc. and Choice Hotels International
"I can admit now that not every funny
thing I said at the daily briefings came off the top of my head.
The red phone that sat on the corner of my desk connected me directly
to the Sound Bite Institute!"
McCurry, former White House Press Secretary
"Memorable one-liners which use humor
to deliver insight and perspective are worth a million bucks.
To whom does ABC turn for such wordsmithing? Mark Katz -- and
that's our final answer."
Ed Dandridge, V.P. Network Communications, ABC
"Every time we're in need of bright,
clever and thoughtful wordsmithing, there's only one name which
immediately springs to mind - Mark Katz - or is that two names?
And only one machine of mirth-making which pops into our consciousness
- The Sound Bite Institute."
--Barry Stagg, Sr. V.P.,
Corporate Communications, Fox Family Worldwide
"Funny, insightful and up-to-the-minute
relevant, Marks humor is not just as good as it gets, its
--Michael Sheehan, Sheehan & Associates
"Smarter than Dan Quayle. Funnier than
Steve Forbes. Taller than Gary Bauer. Crazier than Alan Keyes.
Why isn't Mark Katz running for President?"
--Paul Begala, MSNBCs
"I can safely say that I have never
attributed any humor I have used to Mark Katz or the Sound Bite
--Theodore C. Sorensen
"OK. You get the idea."