Speaker


Simon B. Cotter

Award-Winning Corporate Comedian

A humourless workplace is nothing to laugh at. Much more than the “knock knock” jokes of your childhood, humour is an effective tool for enhancing relationships, calming conflict, and increasing workplace happiness. Whether entertaining audiences with his unique brand of clean storytelling and razor-sharp wit, or delivering funny, informative business sessions on the advantages of humour within the workplace, Cotter always delights.

After achieving success as a real-estate executive, rapidly ascending the corporate ladder from top sales person to top management person, Cotter set his sights on his true passion of comedy. Before long, he was among the most popular and highly requested comics on the college circuit. He entertained over 50,000 students a year (for four years straight) across the country, with his original jokes and anecdotes.

Inevitably, given his immense popularity within the college market, Cotter also became a success in the conference industry. His popularity with corporations and associations came, in part, with his rejection of the “cheap laugh” based on vulgarity, race, or gender. Instead, he’s a storyteller who delights audiences with his unique take on life’s day-to-day events and absurdities.

Cotter has performed and presented worldwide, receiving rave reviews at every turn. He has been featured on The Comedy Network, on an Evening at the Improv, and at the Just for Laughs comedy festival, and he has enjoyed guest appearances on Open Mike with Mike Bullard, and CBC’s Comics.


The Business of Being Funny

In his hilariously entertaining presentation, Simon B. Cotter demonstrates the many benefits to individuals and organizations of incorporating humour into our work lives. This former real estate executive turned comic shows you how to use humour in the workplace, not just to create a better environment, but also to improve the performance of your organization.

Humour is a vital and effective vehicle that opens doors and enhances personal and professional relationships. By adhering to this motto, Cotter exhibits a simple but practical way people can use humour to improve their communication skills in the workplace. He teaches you how to effectively diffuse difficult situations, deal with change, motivate your staff, improve your personal and professional relationships, as well as make memorable and engaging presentations. Simon’s business background ensures you that his presentation will offer you practical tips that you can use right away, not to mention a slew of hilarious observations and anecdotes you will be re-telling over and over again. Never one to make a cheap joke, Cotter’s original material is perfect for a wide variety of audiences making him as popular on the conference circuit as he is on the campus, casino and comedy club circuits.

The Comedy of Simon B. Cotter

Very simply put, Simon B. Cotter is hilarious. Audiences worldwide praise his comedic talents and constantly ask, “when can I see him again?” Cleverly crafted and delivered, Cotter’s jokes and stories send listeners into fits of hysteria. Whether you’re a freshman on campus, a professional in the marketplace, or retired and just looking to have a good laugh, Simon B. Cotter is guaranteed to deliver. Hailed as one of the funniest comics on the circuit today, Cotter delights audiences with his razor sharp wit and unique perception of life’s day to day events and many absurdities.

Baby Boomers – The Show

Were you born between 1946 and 1964? Ever make out at the Drive Inn? Own a beanbag chair? Listen to an eight track? Play Twister? Wear something tie-dyed? If you loved Lucy or dreamed of Jeannie, then this show is for you.

Simon B. Cotter and Scott Harris revisit the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s while bringing back the two-man comedy team to theatres across North America. Hip, slick and hilarious with a little bit of music thrown in. Simon and Scott celebrate the fads, events and accomplishments of the ‘Me’ generation.

So drip in, let your hair down, and check out the scene – your parents would hate it!

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