Why to hire The Ivy League of Comedysm and
corporate comedian Shaun Eli
“Shaun, Many thanks again! The team really enjoyed your performance and deeply appreciated the additional time you spent sharing your personal story and perspective.
Wishing you only success”
VP, Global Head of Digital BD&L, Partnerships, & Innovation
“Shaun Eli and The Ivy League of Comedy have been our partners in comedy for about 10 years. He has an incredible roster of comedians who bring their A game every time. The Ivy League of Comedy’s shows typically sell out at the Emelin and the audience’s laughter resonates throughout the venue. Shaun and his comedians have been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to having them back for another event soon!”
The Emelin Theatre
“WE WERE THRILLED WITH THE SHOW. The word of mouth has been great… thanks again for bringing your talents to Sharon.”
Alan M-L Wager
“Shaun writes the kind of smart comedy I like to use in my opening monologue.”
“Shaun, you were great to work with and we appreciate all the help planning comedy for our event. Wali Collins did an outstanding job for our virtual fundraising event! We all just loved the way he interacted with the participants. We are still getting in donations… some people were donating out of their IRAs. We are definitely going to do both a virtual and a live event in the future. And we would certainly like to work with Wali again. He was great.”
Pamela Sofola, CPA
Director of Development
Foundation For Special Surgery
“’Wow! … OMG! …. hilarious!’ That’s just a sample of what folks were saying about you as they left the theater. Thanks, Shaun, for a truly awesome show. We look forward to having you back in the very near future!”
Playhouse on Park Theatre
“You were the most talked-about part of our group’s trip to NYC- everyone had such a wonderfully hilarious evening. We all appreciated your ability to interact with a very diverse audience, military officers and diplomats intermixed with New Yorkers and visiting tourists from all over, and still keep your material fresh, clever and relevant to everyone.
People who’ve made a career out of slogging through mud while under fire aren’t going to be offended by dirty words, but they still marveled at your friendly and professional ability to rock the room without the use of foul language or vulgar content. I would recommend you to any group seeking entertainment.”
Colonel, U.S. Army
Director of Asian Studies
U.S. Army War College
“Shaun was SUPER. Not only did he do a phenomenal job emceeing our corporate function but with his corporate background he completely understood our complicated business and what we needed from an emcee for the launch of our unique event. And after the event he took the initiative to stick around and discuss the logistics with our participants so he could make suggestions to make the event even better the next time we do it.”
Thank you Shaun for providing Cory Kahaney for our holiday party. She was fantastic! Tailored the performance to our group, and just the perfect edge for us. People could not stop talking about it. She made our party truly special. Our first time having a comedian for our company, and it certainly won’t be the last!
Extremely Heavy Inc.
(financial technology company)
“Shaun, the virtual comedy performance was great! Your comedian Wali Collins was amazing, as I knew he would be. I was really impressed with how smoothly it all went over Zoom. We exceeded our fundraising goal, and we’ve gotten great feedback about the stand-up show. We will definitely be working with you again at our next event! THANK YOU!!”
Nikki Nwobodo, PA-C
Treasurer & Volunteer Coordinator
Equal As One, INC
“You’re wonderful! Bless you for coming! This is the first time in three months I’ve seen my wife smile.”
husband of a cancer patient after a show at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
(the hospital’s strict patient confidentiality policy prohibits even asking for a name)
“Thank you so much for providing such a great workshop with my students. Wali, Karen, Scott and you were all wonderful. It was truly awesome as a professor to watch my three students get to perform on such a big stage with professional comics. You have given them a memory that they will have for the rest of their lives. I hope that we can continue to work together.”
William Paterson University
Funny, funny, funny! I could not stop laughing all evening. Best of all, their comedy never made me feel uncomfortable—just very happy.
Chandler Center for the Arts
Shalom. I highly recommend comedian Shaun Eli. He performed for our Chanukah event and his original comedy was terrific. He had great jokes about family, his hair, optimism, Israeli banks, even making the iPhone Jewish. We hope to have him back again soon.
And of course anyone who appreciates good challah and latkes is a mensch.
Rabbi Levi Groner
Chabad of Pelham
“I want to thank you, Karen and Frank for a great night! The feedback from my membership has been overwhelming. We all loved how brilliantly the three of you worked the audience right into the show without any insults or vulgarity and still had them howling, HOWLING, in their seats. You gave us more than we could ever ask for, 3 hilarious comics all with different backgrounds and viewpoints and styles, with great jokes and stories. I know that our membership is very different from a typical comedy club audience but that didn’t matter to you one bit. Whatever turns the show took, you were right there and ready and reacted quickly to make us laugh over and over. You were a pleasure to deal with and I look forward to our next Comedy Night!”
Peter T. Joyce
Wampanoag Country Club
You hit a homerun last night with the way that the comedy talent was paraded in front of the 380+ attendees at Beth Israel. The delivery by you, Joe, and Karen had people laughing so hard they were crying (as a few attendees stated). People are e-mailing us non stop stating that last night was the BEST fundraiser they have ever attended at our shul, and your entertainment was a huge part of their positive experience.
You were great dealing with through this entire process.”
Alan Hoffman & Sherri Abraham
One Night Stand 2 Co Chairs
Beth Israel Congregation
Thank you so much for appearing at our fundraising dinner. Everyone loved you and really appreciated your being there. From the minute you hit the stage you had us all roaring with laughter! The feedback we’re getting from everyone is terrific. You were original and clever as well as quick-witted in dealing with the audience, and you were an absolute pleasure to work with.
By the way, two of the dads told me they are working on converting their wives to be level one vegetarians, one of my friends is actively trying to test your Gods joke and I am hacking into the linkedin profile of a few guests to update their career profiles to reflect what we found out during your show.
And most importantly we raised a lot of money for a good cause. SO THANKS!”
Burgers for Autism
(school for children with autism)
“Shaun is an amazingly talented comedian and a wonderfully gifted comedy educator. When he’s not dropping hysterical one liners that crack up the entire room, he’s sharing invaluable nuggets of comedy advice for how to improve one’s stage presence or craft the perfect standup joke. Shaun is a gem and and would be an excellent addition to any event that needs an infusion of joy, inspiration or good hearted comedy leadership. You cannot go wrong with hiring Shaun for your next corporate event, birthday party, comedy workshop, or religious/community gathering. He has my highest recommendation and would surely soon have yours once you see his work in action.”
Moishe House Peer Led Retreat Organizer
“Thanks so much! Not only were you clean and hilarious, I was impressed with your quick wit in speaking to the audience. I can’t imagine it’s easy to make a roomful of strangers break into laughter at 12:30 in the afternoon but you did a superb job entertaining our staff and volunteers.”
Foster Grandparent Program Director
Head Start of Rockland
“Shaun, you put on a great show for our packed house. Everyone loved the professional comedians- all three of you were hilarious and knew just how to get us laughing and laughing and laughing! We look forward to more great shows and to continuing to work with you to entertain our community. You were a pleasure to work with!”
Director of Operations
John W. Engeman Theater
“We LOVED having Shaun Eli, Karen Bergreen, and Jon Fisch visit our synagogue!
Their show had us laughing from start to finish. Most impressive was their ability to appeal to such a wide audience- the audience age spanned single 20-somethings through senior citizens. All found reason to roar with laughter throughout the show. Shaun was a pleasure to work with. He offered guidance and support to ensure that our program was a success. We loved hosting The Ivy League of Comedy and hope to invite them back soon! HIGHLY recommend!”
Hilary Yohlin Waller
Director of Synagogue Programming and Youth Activities
Tiferet Bet Israel
Thank you SO MUCH for the show you put on for Above C Level Foundation! Not only were you and the other two comics superb, so much so that people were literally falling out of their chairs laughing, but you were so pleasant to work with. You had me cracking up when we were just corresponding about planning the event. Even your contract had me laughing!
We loved how you and the other comics worked with the audience and incorporated them into the material, and we’re so happy we want to make this an annual event.”
Above C Level Foundation (cancer charity)
Thank you so much for the show you put on for our seniors group! Your 45 minute show was not just clean but, as promised, loved by all. Your positive attitude and hilarious outlook on life serve you well.
From your quick wit in chatting with the audience to telling stories about your life and your family you kept the seniors engaged, entertained and laughing. Your comedy is original, creative and hilarious, and your show made our event the success everyone hoped it would be. We look forward to having you back at the JCC!”
Director of Adult Enrichment
JCC of Central New Jersey
Thank you immensely! Everybody really enjoyed your show at Columbus Country Club! Your interactions with the audience were quick and clever and of course hilarious. I got lots of great feedback the next day and we look forward to more shows.”
Paul Nolen, PGA
Interim General Manager
Columbus Country Club
“…humor that is smart and wry and a little cerebral.”
“The Ivy League of Comedy was a grand success in our theater. More than 300 in attendance thoroughly enjoyed the three comics with their hilarious stories that resonated with all ages. Tech couldn’t have been easier and the Q and A at the end was an added bonus enjoyed by all present. Thanks for a great evening of clean, enjoyable comedy.”
Executive and Artistic Director
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
“We’re always thrilled to have Shaun Eli host our Comedy Fights Cancer shows– he’s warm, hilarious and great with the patients and their families. His professionalism and brilliance always shine.”
Comedy Fights Cancer
“Shaun has become a real asset to the Joey Reynolds Show. We enjoy him so much we’ve made him a quasi-regular. He’s smart, quick, flexible, enthusiastic, professional and is totally there. He also interfaces well with whatever microphone starved maniacs happen to be on the show with him.”
The Joey Reynolds Radio Show (WOR 710 AM in NYC and syndicated to hundreds of radio
stations across the U.S.)
“Shaun had our attention from the start. Even our fittest divers were laughing so hard they could barely catch their breath. Shaun was so polished and professional, we still can’t believe he’d been performing for only four months. Our members, and their families, keep talking about the show he put on, and they want him back next year.”
(this was over sixteen years ago, when Shaun first started performing)
Dr. Soliman Shenouda
The Scuba Sports Club
“Thank you so much for putting together yet another great show for our synagogue!
We had fun, we raised money, WE HAD FUN! You and the other two comics dazzled our membership with clean humor and great funny stories, you were pleasant, professional and super-easy to work with and we hope to see you again soon!”
Congregation Beth Hatikvah
“The MCL Grand just kicked off its ‘Grand Stand-Up Comedy’ series for this season with a show starring Shaun Eli and Jon Fisch from the Ivy League of Comedy. Shaun and Jon got the season off to a great start with an evening filled with laughter. These guys connected well with our audience with a brand of comedy that is smart, contemporary and spot-on funny! They gave us value well beyond what was expected. The audience also really enjoyed the comics sticking around after the show to answer their questions from the stage and share more hilarious stories.”
Arts Center Manager
MCL Grand Theater
Thank you so much! Our members young and old loved your clean comedy show! You were all such a hit I wish I could do more for you than just write to say thank you. We’ve had comedians at our synagogue many times over the past years and this was as amazing as any of the shows I’ve put together!”
Beth Sholom B’nai Israel
“Thank you Shaun Eli & Ivy Stand-up! All three of you proved that clean comedy is not just fun but also universal- everybody loved you! You did an awesome job putting together a great show for our temple and you delivered exactly what you promised – 90 minutes of laughter. It was a great evening for our community and we look forward to having you back next year!”
Ways & Means Chairperson
Temple Israel of Stockton
“Thank you for putting together such a superb show for our yacht club! Your spontaneous wit interacting with the audience was great -and we especially loved that you incorporated references to our members competing in the Olympics! The two other hilarious comics covered various types of humor so that the show appealed to everyone. We really appreciate your professionalism including show set up and tips to generate enthusiasm for the event. The evening was an absolute pleasure and we want you back!”
Noroton Yacht Club
As you know, Saint Andrews is the oldest golf club in America. We have done many functions at the club, but this was our first comedy night. I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for such a wonderful show that you and your colleagues performed last night. Everyone raved about the talent it was a great night. It was a pleasure working with you and are looking forward to working with you in the near future. Thanks again.”
St. Andrews Golf Club
“From your first sentence you had us all hooked, starting with one-liners and building into a routine that made us think while we were laughing, an awesome combination! Come back, we want more!”
President of the African/Latin Heritage Club and Officer of Student Government Association
Concordia College-New York
It was a great show tonight! Our patrons commented on the high quality of the comics and their experience. Well done. Looking forward to our next show!”
Krista R. Bradley
Blackrock Center for the Arts