Michael Dean Ester
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Michael Dean Ester

Buffalo, New York, United States

Buffalo, New York, United States
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"Doane College Acclaim"

"Michael was great, we could not have asked for a better preformer."
-Buck Breazeale, Doane College - Doane College

"Worcester State College Acclaim"

"Michael was excellent, one of the best comics I have seen in years. And on time, (always iffy with comedians) and great to work with. I would highly recommend him for other schools."
-Tim Sullivan, Worcester State College - Worcester State College

"Worcester Polytechnic Institute Acclaim"

Everything went great. Michael is such a professional. Always delivers. Great show.
-Caroline McHugh, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

"Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Acclaim"

The students enjoyed Michael Dean Ester so much they proposed having him back sometime in the future. He was GREAT and did a GREAT job!
-Edna Early, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College - Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

"University of Wisconsin - River Falls Acclaim"

Everything was outstanding with Michael Dean Ester. He is so laid back and easy to work with. The student loved him!
-Miriam Huffman, University of Wisconsin - River Falls - University of Wisconsin - River Falls

"Rocky Mountain College Acclaim"

The performance was wonderful, like usual. It is always a pleasure working with you and Michael. His program is by far the best program tailored to freshman that I have ever seen.
-Stephanie Lee, Rocky Mountain College - Rocky Mountain College

"North Dakota State College of Science Acclaim"

Michael Dean Ester is amazing. We had a near full house - 460, so we were very pleased. The students loved him and he was great about hanging around
after the show to visit. We will definitely have him back sometime.
-Shirley Fox, North Dakota State College of Science - North Dakota State College of Science

"St. Ambrose University Acclaim"

"Michael Dean Ester's performance was tremendously funny, very audience-oriented, and upbeat. His easy-going personality made his performance outstanding. It also made it easier to talk to him before and after the show. I would highly recommend Michael Dean Ester to any University."
-Campus Activities Board President, St. Ambrose University - St. Ambrose University

"East Stroudsburg University Acclaim"

"We were extremely impressed with Michael Dean Ester. He was not only talented, friendly, and easy-going with our staff and students, but also extremely professional in his act from beginning to end...He had our audience hysterical from the moment he walked on stage."
-One Night Stand Committee, East Stroudsburg University - East Stroudsburg University

"University of West Florida Acclaim"

"Michael is a very talented individual who goes far and beyond what most entertainers deliver. I have to say that I certainly received more than expected. His humor was without a doubt some fo the funniest material I've heard in quite some time. His interaction with the audience was hilarious and our students loved him! He was also the first to sing Karaoke at the event immediately following the show. I can honestly say Michael is one performer who will be invited back.
-Program Director (Joy M. Tompkins), University of West Florida - University of West Florida


Comedian Michael Dean Ester guides audiences through the pressures placed on today’s college-bound generation. His goal is to help young adults arrive at the true meaning of success and demonstrate how a college education can help them define success in their individual lives. Using his own life as an example, Michael encourages students to discover their own particular skills and interests as the basis for a fulfilling career. (The Reason You’re Here!) After all, those who are passionate about their work are the richest people indeed because they don’t really work at all.

“When you discover your passion, you unleash a whole new motivation for pursuing an education. You finally understand why you started hearing about it the moment you were born. You learn the real reason you go to college: YOU.”

*Winner: "Best Male Comedian!" at CampusAwards.com

*Campus Activities Magazine named him on of 2009's "Hot Comics!"

*Nominated NACA "Comedian of the Year!"

*Nominated APCA "Performer of the Year!"

*Opened for Dane Cook before an audience of 10,000 in the "Sun Dome" at Univ. of South Florida!

*Appeared in the movie "Senseless" with Marlon Wayans and David Spade

*Michael's '08 back-to-school tour rocked America with 52 appearances before the end of September!



Campus Activities Magazine has named Michael Dean Ester as one of the "Hot Comics of 2009!" The October '08 issue of Programming Magazine features an article on this campus comic's mission to inspire dream careers across the country. He has been nominated "Comedian of the Year" by NACA, "Performer of the Year!" by APCA, and "Best Male Performer!" by Campus Activities Magazine. With over 1500 live performances to his credit, Michael's crowd-pleasing talents are matched only by his professionalism. Maybe that's why his high-energy humor is a repeat success at so many schools from coast to coast. Dr. Graham Spanier, the President of Penn State University (where Michael has twice performed for Convocation crowds of 10,000) had this to say: "Michael Dean Ester is a master entertainer. He never fails to connect with his audiences. Our students resonate with his message while getting a dose of the best comedy around."

After graduating from college, this former CAB exec took off his cap and gown and grabbed a microphone, inspired by his role as comedy chair to become his gneration's foremost college-oriented comedian. Over the past decade, he has filled his act with insights, cutting commentary, and timely reflection on the often painful experiences of young adulthood's most formative years. His punchlines deliver valuable advice and his upbeat style encourages students to think while they laugh. He just doesn't work clean, he kills clean - relying on hard-hitting material and his arresting stage presence. His message is a simple one. People who love what they do never have to work for a living. His career in living proof. Maybe that's why he was selected to publish his life's story in "Inspiration for Student Programmers!" by Collegeiate Empowerment publishers.

Is Michael easy to work with? When the activities board books him for a show, he considers himself an honorary member. As his own publicity chair, he prepares full color posters with every event detail. They arrive ready to hang. During the show, he acknowledges the board members and promotes upcoming events. Most importantly, he never forgets the number one rule of campus comedy. When a student group hires a comedian, they put something else up there on stage...their reputation. Michael's commitment to great college entertainment has earned the respect of programmers nationwide, including more than 30 regional NACA Conference showcases, 3 National NACA showcases, and multiple "Reader's Choice" awards from Campus Activities Magazine.