The Reason You're Here / Pizza & a Dream Career

The Reason You're Here / Pizza & a Dream Career

 Buffalo, New York, USA
BandComedyWorld

Comedian Michael Dean Ester guides audiences through the pressures placed on todays 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.

Biography

Shortly after birth (sometimes earlier), children begin to hear about the importance of pursuing an education. This handy bit of guidance is perhaps the only thing a child hears more than No! Unfortunately, no one bothers to talk about: WHY? What is the point of pursuing an education beyond high school and how does it figure into becoming a success?

Comedian Michael Dean Ester guides audiences through the pressures placed on todays 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 Youre Here!) After all, those who are passionate about their work are the richest people indeed because they dont 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.

This laughter-filled presentation is a must for students embarking on a college education. In an era where so much emphasis is placed on the need to plan for college, a staggering number of students forget to plan for what comes afterward. Throughout a decade of performing as a comedian at college campuses nationwide, Michael has spoken with literally thousands of students who profess no clue whatsoever what theyre doing there. Put simply, this presentation is the clue that solves the puzzle. By placing the college experience in its proper context as a pathway to a rewarding career, Michael challenges his audience to engage their imaginations as well as their brains.

Set List

Basic Outline:

(Note: The presentation itself is punctuated by jokes from my act and amusing stories from my life. A thumbnail sketch of the “content” appears below. It’s the 20 minute version, as well as a first draft from the first booking, so obviously I’m going to flesh it
out substantially as a stand-alone event.)

1. Greetings and thanks for the people who sponsored the event.

2. An explanation of my job, my career pursuit: stand up comedy

3. Introduction to tonight’s topic: Why the heck are we here, anyway?

4. Before the why’s, a note on how incredibly fortunate all of you are.
A. It’s okay to be nervous when embarking on something new.
B. Right now, at this moment, you’re the luckiest people on Earth.
* Nobody, not the richest person, can go back and start over.
* You’re AT THE BEGINNING right now, the blank slate.
(How many of you would trade places with Bill Gates, the richest man in America? SHOW OF HANDS. In an interview, Bill Gates was asked if he had