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FunnyBizz Talks: An Evening of Business and Humor

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631 Howard St.


San Francisco, CA 94105

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January in San Francisco is all about Sketchfest Comedy Festival and all things funny. FunnyBizz Talks brings you leading funny business speakers, published authors, TED speakers, creative directors and top comedic talent to pull back the curtain and show you how to use humor to make an impact, add value and connect with customers on a level that not only inspires loyalty, but causes coffee to shoot out their noses.

FunnyBizz is the only event of its kind, bringing leading thinkers from the seemingly disparate worlds of comedy and business together to help the world stop synergizing its valueadds and learn to find its funny.

Brought to you by the organizers of FunnyBizz Conference as seen in Forbes, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Inc, and CMS Wire.

Tickets include unlimited (really) wine, beer and soft drinks. 10% of proceeds will go to local resident Arash Bayatmakou via the Help Hope Live Foundation.


Luna Malbroux// Creator, Comedian, Palywright and Consultant

Luna Malbroux wears many hats. Noted as a Woman to Watch by KQED, Luna Malbroux is the creator of EquiTable, a downloadable app that made international headlines for satirically solving the wage gap and providing ‘reparations, one meal at a time’. She’s a regular contributor to Gawker Media and has been featured in comedic sketches with AJ+, and Refinery 29. Her satirical play, “How to Be A White Man” is critically acclaimed as a conversation starter on identity. With her masters in social work from Columbia University, Luna works with Soul Bird Consulting to help organizations shift their culture.

Sara DeForest// Marketing Consultant and Comedian

Sara DeForest is a marketing consultant and standup comedian. Prior to consulting, she was VP of Marketing at HYP3R, a San Francisco-based startup. Previously, she spent her career in content marketing, crisis communications and media relations roles for Fortune 500 companies on agency and client sides, included Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Toyota, Clear Channel and startups that may or may not be around anymore (so it goes). She also writes for the sketch comedy group Basement Party. Follow her on Twitter @saradeforest and Instagram @defunkyfo.

Joey Avery // Creative Content at Chubbies Shorts.

Chubbies, web-based purveyors of thigh liberation, the weekend, and The American Dream. Between racing real-life Mario Karts down Lombard Street and sending shorts into space, Joey and his colleagues have learned to balance relevance and revelry. Joey will discuss natural segues between content and monetization that will make your audience laugh, cry and buy. Joey received the Jimmy Gunn award for Best Newcomer to the Bay Area comedy scene in 2014, and landed a top 10 video on Reddit. Since his arrival he has become a paid regular at every major club in San Francisco and several others around the Bay Area. Joey was just listed as an SF Chronicle Bay Area Comic to catch, and has appeared on Fox, NBC, and AJ+. More here: joeyavery.com

Coco Krumme// Founder, Leeward Co and CEO SVMagnets.com

Coco Krumme grew up in Berkeley and San Francisco, earned a PhD in applied math from MIT, and came back to the Bay Area to work in technology. She's the founder of Leeward Co (tothelee.com), a data science consultancy to growth stage companies. In 2014, Coco launched the Silicon Valley Poetry Magnets, a buzzwords-in-a-box kit to create start-up elevator pitches on the fly. She's used this poetic license to make fun of many things, from Academia to the "New-Bro Riche" of San Francisco. Learn more at svmagnets.com

David Nihill // FunnyBizz Founder and Bestselling author of Do You Talk Funny?

From Dublin, Ireland, David Nihill is the author of the bestselling book Do You Talk Funny?, the founder of FunnyBizz Conference and winner of the 43rd annual San Francisco Comedy Competition. His work has been featured in Inc., Lifehacker, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, NPR, The Irish Times, WSJ, Fast Company and Forbes. More here: davidnihill.com

What our attendees have to say:

"When I first attended FunnyBizz, it was like going out on a blind date with someone I met on match.com. I was surprised to learn my date was not only a rock star but then also smart and funny as hell! I'm hooked, FunnyBizz and I are married for life. Definitely one of the coolest, most innovative talk series out there today!"

- Mauricio Vergara, Director Business Development, Corpacademy

“The most entertaining TED-like talk series I have ever attended!”

-Kristen Powers

"I have never seen the audience SO ENGAGED and speakers (who are experts) SO FUNNY."

- Vasil Azarov, CEO Startup Socials

"A place where humor and tech mix together in a mutually beneficial bath."

-Joahua Walters, Performer, Educator, TED speaker, Snap Judgement

"My biggest concern walking into the venue was that I would be highly entertained at the expense of actually learning anything. Boy was I wrong! The variety of speakers struck just the right balance, and I took lots of notes on strategies and ideas that I want to try when I get back to work! FunnyBizz could teach other events how it's done!"
- Jennie Tan, Founder, OfficeTally.com


Q: Is this event real? It sounds too good to be true.

A: It’s as real as the moment you realize you shouldn’t have tried to save money by going to Supercuts. Plus, you won’t leave FunnyBizz looking like George Jefferson.

Q: I heard a rumor that it is actually possible to die laughing at your event. Can you confirm or deny?

A: Next question. This is too controversial.

Q: Do you have typical business speakers?

A: The point of FunnyBizz is to make you not want to stab yourself in the head with the nearest sharp implement. That’s why only we book speakers you’ll actually really enjoy hearing from.

Q: Do business and humor really work together?

A: Yes they do. Just like Steven Seagal and a strong male ponytail.

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Optimizely is the world's leading experimentation platform, enabling businesses to deliver continuous experimentation and personalization across websites, mobile apps and connected devicesAll FunnyBizz Talks tickets are non refundable. https://www.optimizely.com/

All tickets are non refunadable.

Ticket Transfers:

If you're unable to make it, you can transfer your ticket. To do so, email team@funnybizz.co with the new attendee’s name, email, title, company, and phone number. Please note, tickets can only be transferred to another ticket holder until 12 hours prior to the event.

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