Dan Bennett learned to juggle in 1970 when he was eight years old. It was in college however that he discovered his propensity for comedy. While earning his bachelor’s degree in mathematics, Dan worked as a teaching assistant in the math lab. His love for teaching soon spilled over into tutoring with comedy. Eventually, Mr. Bennett was holding workshops in calculus and mixing mathematics with humor. While lecturing about ballistics he devised the object lesson now so central to his performances: catching a bowling ball with his face. There was no turning back once he discovered how fun it was to entertain with math, physics and economics. Intellectual joke-telling evolved into scientific bravado which in turn utilized the visual aids of juggling, balancing and prop manipulation. A show was born.
After earning a Master’s degree in mathematics from UCLA, Dan began headlining on the major cruise lines and in comedy clubs. Appearing on the tonight show with Jay Leno, Arsenio Hall and other talk shows set Mr. Bennett on a course that has never turned back. He has been featured in some 30 commercials with corporations such as McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Nabisco, Nu Skin, Southwest Airlines, Circle K, Novell, Quaker Oats, Pier One Imports, Big Planet, and Baker’s Square to name a new.
Dan has four gold medals from the International Jugglers’ Association and is in the 1990 Guinness Book of World records for numbers juggling. These skills are indispensable in his performances as a science and math variety comedian. He has been the keynote “comediantic” at several mathematics conferences. His facility with sports equipment was highlighted by the Wilson Sports Corporation where Dan entertained as a comedy product design engineer. This led to some very interesting special advertising videos with the company. His trademark counting with Roman numerals has been used in conjunction with the Merck Corporation to promote product visibility. The General Motor’s Saturn division is another beneficiary of the professor’s high energy “edutainment.” Dan is a regular at sales meetings and motivational seminars where he showcases his talent and humor to elevate teamwork and problem solving. He also appears simply as a variety comedian for any number of events.
Mr. Bennett has a strong educational background in the sciences. With his hilarious explanations and world-class skill, he can speak and entertain effectively on numerous topics such as Mathematics, Computers, Physics, Economics, Sales, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Team Building, Problem Solving, etc. He is the solution to your company’s presentation needs.
“Antics and Semantics”
It combines skilled manipulation of sports equipment and everyday objects with original wit, energy and enthusiasm. His Corporate presentation offers everything from hysterical history to physics made funny. And this can be customized for your organization’s needs or just offered as pure entertainment for your group.
“Soft Landings for Weighty Matters”
This presentation is the title theme for the corporate event and involves Newtonian physics, market corrections and a bowling ball being caught on the face! Dan Bennett is a mathemagician of the first order, a language and prop manipulatist of professional proportions and world record legerdemainiac with a name you can swear by.
“I want to Thank Dan Bennett for his performance at our 2013 Mountain Mike’s Pizza Annual Franchisee Convention. His ability to reach our group and provide humor and entertainment that was both family-friendly and universally funny, Dan went above and beyond my expectations! He tailored his performance to our group specifically rather than just providing a generic comedy routine. When he suggested that I introduce him as “The funniest guy in America” I was a little skeptical. After seeing him perform, he just might be “THE FUNNIEST GUY IN AMERICA!”
Brad Gordon, President Mountain Mike’s Pizza
“Dan, thank you for performing at Bank Director Magazine’s 16th annual Acquire or Be Acquired conference. Your show was the perfect ending to the dinner! Your juggling abilities were truly amazing and members of the audience were wide-eyed! Your jokes were appropriate and showed you took the time to research the audience prior to the program. Thanks for providing an evening of entertainment and laughter for our attendees. I would highly recommend you to other corporations!”
Jamie Tassa, Vice President, Director of Education, Corporate Board Member magazine
“It is with great pleasure that I recommend Dan Bennett. My office hired Dan to perform at our annual Attorney/Agency Conference. His performance exceeded our expectations! We received lot of positive feedback from our external network. Dan delivered a fun and entertaining routine. He engaged the audience with his energy and stage presence. Dan also incorporated several concepts relevant to our business. His effort to personalize the routine was greatly appreciated! I would highly recommend him!”
Marilyn Cooper, Service Center Director National Recovery Center