When groups want a message with their merriment, Mack is the motivational humorist they call. As a comedian he’s performed on dozens of TV shows, including The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. As an actor he’s appeared in several movies and on many other TV shows, including JAG and a recurring role as a judge on ABC’s The Guardian.
Creating hilarious custom humor for each client comes naturally to the former staff writer for Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and his stories of surviving two battles with cancer, a stay in an African prison, “the sharks in showbiz who stab you in the front,” and one “near-fatal marriage” are as inspiring as they are laugh-out-loud funny.
Several years ago, after hearing of Mack’s harrowing survival stories, a friend asked him to speak to a group of graduating students. Mack’s presentation was so moving and funny that he was asked to speak to other groups, and since then has shared his inspiring story and unique, clean humor with thousands at corporate and association meetings nationwide. His ability to create custom comedy constantly amazes. As one client put it, “You took a dry subject like manufacturing software and made it funny—like you’d been in the industry yourself!”
From humble beginnings as “the funniest paper mill employee in Mississippi,” Mack earned a black belt in karate as he was earning his Masters in Creative Writing. He won two Associated Press writing awards as a reporter in his home state, and finally became a professional comedian whose talent and perseverance landed him numerous TV appearances and got him hand-picked by Bill Maher to write on the acclaimed show. Now he spends his time writing and traveling the country bringing his special brand of Motivation, Inspiration and Jubilation to thousands each year. It hasn’t been an easy road; but, as he says, “Falling on your face is still moving forward!”
Laugh to the Top: A Hilarious Guide to Achieving Your Goals Mack’s no nonsense formula for achieving goals is simple but entertaining, so his listeners walk away enthused, saying: “I can do that!” Mack’s philosophy is “when they’re laughing, they’re listening.” And one sure way to get a group to laugh is to create custom comedy specifically for them, which he weaves into every presentation. Give your group what you know they want: the motivation and inspiration to achieve their cherished goals—and a welcome break from “serious” business.
The Perfect Host Whether your event is a general session, an award show, or anything in between, your Emcee can be the difference between a couple of hours of drudgery and a rollicking good time. As a comedian, actor, and host, Mack Dryden has delighted corporate audiences for more than a decade with his quick wit and uncanny ability to customize his clean material for any situation.
Celebrating Cancer Survival The funniest two-time cancer survivor in the country inspires and motivates with his hilarious stories of beating the Grim Reaper to spread laughter in his uniquely warm, family-friendly style. Cancer survivors and care-givers leave Mack’s celebration speeches refreshed, thoroughly entertained, and re-energized to pursue new goals and lend support to victims of this cruel disease.