Michael Dean Ester
The Dean of Campus Comedy
College Comic needed? According to the IRS, Michael’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.
Michael also offers an empowering lecture, The Reason You’re Here, that helps students define success in their individual lives. Perfect for orientation and first-year programs.