Mack Dryden
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Mack Dryden

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Mack Dryden @ Downtown Marriott

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Mack Dryden @ Hyatt Regency

San Diego, California, USA

San Diego, California, USA

Mack Dryden @ Landsdowne Hotel

Ft. Wayne, Indiana, USA

Ft. Wayne, Indiana, USA

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The best kept secret in music


“I want you to know that Mack Dryden was everything I thought he would be and the audience loved him. I had many comments on the post evaluation thanking me for having him end our day with such good humor. His play on the topics of our medical meeting was hilarious. He was bright, clever, funny, all while being sensitive to the audience. Not so many people possess this gift from my observation.” —Patricia A. Gibson, Wake Forest University School of Medicine - In house communication

“Mack presented a wonderful, thought-out and prepared message…some of his funniest and best received comments were (the custom material) from the information we provided him… we couldn’t be happier.” —Rick Murray, President, Arizona Dental Association - In house communication

“In a word, Mack was FABULOUS! He was hilarious, thought provoking, inspirational, totally “real” and connected with the audience. The next day I received the most thank-you telephone calls I have ever received in the 20 years I’ve been doing this. THANK YOU!” —Paula Bauer, Cancer Program Manager, Torrance (CA) Memorial Medical Center. - In house communication

“Thanks for the wonderful job you did for us at the SBC Global Pinnacle Club Awards…You were extremely professional, flexible, and got huge laughs, but were mostly concerned in doing what was right for our program. Thanks for a great job!”
—Alan Williams, VP Human Resources
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“We have been getting feedback from our clients that it was the best event PHH has ever had, and they loved Mack, who made it all happen so fluidly and successfully. I would definitely recommend Mack to liven up any client event.” —Pilar Page, PHH Arval (Fleet Management) - In house communication

“Mack Dryden’s keynote address brought the house down! Mack’s tales of his personal experience with cancer diagnosis and treatment—not once, but twice—really resonated with the 500 patients and caregivers in attendance. Mack not only had our participants laughing and smiling, but also left them inspired—we have received countless compliments on his performance from attendees, staff, and partners. Thank you again for providing us with a speaker who could so perfectly meet the special needs of our audience.” –Charles H. Srodes, M.S., West Penn Allegheny Oncology Network, Pittsburgh - In house communication

“…intricately entwined with (Mack’s) humor—not just smiles, but good old fashioned laughing—were stories and anecdotes that were both poignant and insightful and left the audience with a pertinent message.”
—Joseph W. Bretz, St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL
- In house communication


Mack's book, "Fluffing the Concrete: Making the Most of Foreign Prison--or Anything Else," is available at



When groups want a message with their merriment, Mack is the motivational humorist they call. His stories of surviving two battles with cancer, a stay in an African prison, one “near-fatal marriage,” and “the sharks in showbiz who stab you in the front” are as inspiring as they are laugh-out-loud funny in his most popular keynote, “Laugh to the Top: A Hilarious Guide to Achieving Your Goals.” He’s also a pro Emcee who can turn a dull awards show or general session into a memorable event. Here’s just one of his hundreds of thrilled clients:
“The (award show) was a tremendous success, and Mack was the reason. He was professional, funny, and his mix of humor and sincerity was perfect. His presentation the following day (“Laugh to the Top”) was a wonderful mix of inspiration, motivation, personal insight, and rib-cracking humor.” —Douglas Dougherty, President, Illinois Telecommunications Association
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. He still performs as half of the comedy team who hosted the syndicated TV series “Comedy Break with Mack and Jamie.”
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!”