Funny Keynote Speaker and Conference Emcee

"If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong."

- Vinny Verelli

As your Conference Emcee Vinny's funny keynote, humorous summaries and hilarious conference comments will reinforce your meeting objectives while keeping your event fun and focused on desired outcomes.

Bona Fides

There's not much to laugh about in health care these days, but you helped put difficult situations in perspective with your no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners, street-smart approach. My members are still talking about the 3 F's.

Toni M. Fatone, Executive VP, Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities

The time (Vinny) spent researching our company definitely showed in his presentations! He was able to incorporate ideas and humor concerning our business to keep our conference lively and interactive. This set the tone for sharing information in an open and collaborative atmosphere ... he had us laughing all day long. I highly recommend him.

Patrick McHugh, Vice President of North American Operations, Scientific Games International

"Vinny is an amazing emcee. For 3 days he guided our speakers' convention with imagingation, grace and firmness. He captured our hearts and attention from his opening monologue to his closing remarks. Vinny does his homework, understands conventions and most importantly, he's really funny.

Halina St. James

CAPS (Canadian Association of Professional Speakers)

Convetion Co-Chair

About Vinny Verelli

Vinny Verelli is actually Jonathan Schwartz, a character actor with over 40 years of professional performing experience. Jon worked with Tennessee Williams and performed at Carnegie Hall. He's toured prisons (as an actor), sailed the high seas as a Cruise Director and appeared on an episode of "World's Wildest Police Videos".


As a 25 year veteran of the events industry, Jon is the perfect person to have on your team when you're planning a meeting. Jon won't have you jumping through hoops, that's his job.

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