Although painfully shy and ill-suited for self-promotion, Mark is
making strides to overcome his essential nature by doing more and
more public speaking.
||The Ghostwriter Speaks!
His remarks, "From The
Principal's Office to The Oval Office," recount with
anecdotes and insight the origins of an unlikely career path and lessons
learned along the way. More importantly, it offers a unique perspective
on the Clinton presidency from the person who's job it was to find
the funny rejoinder to every crisis from "I did not inhale"
to "I did not have sex with that woman." The speech is highlighted
with a showing of the acclaimed Clinton Farewell video, The
For more info, please contact
the bookings office of the Sound Bite Institute. (Ask for "Mark")
-Judy Carter of the Comedy Workshop wrote:
||MAILBAG: Listen to the People Who Have
Listened to Mark Katz
"For a guy who swears he's not a stand-up, you sure are able
to stand up in front of an audience with a microphone in your hand
and generate a lot of laughter. Thanks for a great speech at our comedy
-Ralph Gaillard, Vice President of Conferences,
Lawrence Ragan Communications wrote:
"Once again your remarks at our Speechwriters Conference
stood out among a crowded field of big-name keynoters. You have a
unique ability to combine humor with insight and a style that is a
welcome cure for conference attendees suffering from PowerPoint Poisoning."
-Gail Goldstein of the New York Toyota Comedy
"I AM NOT A CORPSE!" is very funny book and your
stories are a riot. Thanks for using both to generate so much laughter
for a terrific event."
-Wayne Barksy of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher wrote:
"Mark, your remarks at our partner's retreat were the highlight
of the weekend. It takes a whole lot to make a roomfull of Republican
litigators laugh. You had that -- and some to spare. Thanks for bringing
us along on your trip "From the Principal's Office to the Oval
-Mark D. Gearan, President of Hobart and William
Smith College wrote:
"Yours was definitely the funniest and certainly one of the
best speeches we've had at the President's Forum. Our student body
is bound to be just slightly dissapointed if our next speaker is not
really, really funny."
-Rachel Pine of UJA Entertainment, Media and
Communications Division wrote:
"Dear Mark: Your talk was wonderful -- funny, informative
and really a great story. I have received dozens of phone calls from
people telling me how much they enjoyed your presentation. I am also
being lauded ny UJA higher-ups for my remarkable achievement --of
course this has nothing to do with me and everything to do with you."
-Rica Rodman of Disney PAC wrote:
"Your speech to our conference was all we could have
hoped for: informative, insightful and really, really funny. After
you left, I was barraged with the same two questions: "where
did you find him?" and "is he single--I want to introduce
him to my daughter?"
-Jennifer Noll of the Town Hall Lecture Series
"To be honest, we booked you because you cost less than
Al Franken. We really had no way of knowing how funny you were. Please
take no insult when I tell you that, dollar for dollar, you are a
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