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Gary Cannon

Corporate Comedian & Event Emcee

Gary Cannon is a clean comedian and emcee host for corporate events. He is one of the most sought after hosts and warm up comics in Los Angeles and New York.

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Corporate Comedian

Corporate Comedian

Gary Cannon began his stand up career in San Francisco back in 1998. He quickly began working the Punchline honing his craft as one of the breakout new faces on the scene. Comedy Central took notice and Gary was one of ten comics selected to perform in their Laugh Riots competition.

In 2002 Gary packed his bags and moved to LA where he was soon working at the top clubs. Because of his high energy and ability to jump start a crowd, Gary was a regular host for some of the top shows at the Hollywood Improv. Many headliners would request Gary to open for them on the road.

Gary has entertained crowds from Los Angeles to New York and everywhere in between. Recently Gary was passed at the world famous Comedy Cellar in New York City which for a comic is a big honor.

But he is most proud of his tours for the USO and the military. Gary has performed for the troops in Kuwait, Iraq, South Korea and Okinawa to name a few.


Event Emcee and Host

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Before Gary became a comedian he spent several years working in the sales industry. Selling everything from copiers to long distance service. Gary’s background in sales make him the perfect comic host for Corporate Events, Sales Meetings and Christmas parties. His fresh approach makes the whole corporate sales experience fun, entertaining, and memorable!

Recently Gary was hired to host a three day corporate sales gig for Colgate in Miami. Since Gary has been to many sales events he knows what it takes to make an audience upbeat and leaving them wanting more. Gary’s approach to corporate events is personability. Finding out as much about the company and it’s environment and it’s people before the event begins.

As a corporate entertainer, Gary has an outstanding ability to interact with a very wide of audiences. His comedic style combines improvisation and workplace appropriate humour, delivered with a polished and professional edge. Every corporate gig is different and tailored for each specific company. Gary spends many hours preparing to make sure each event is unique and every client satisfied.

Pre-work and research is vital to the relevance and success of his routine for every corporate event. Gary gives it his all to ensure that when you book him he is on the mark with his customized and original material, that promises to wildly entertain your group.



“We hired Gary Cannon to host 2022’s Heroes Honor Festival, a multi-day event honoring our veterans and active military, at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL. Gary was prompt, professional, and an excellent emcee. With an event of over 30,000 attendees, and a diverse line-up of speakers and entertainers, Gary seamlessly tied everything together and kept the event running smoothly.”
-Armin Assadi, Heroes Honor Festival

“Four days before our important event, our original emcee couldn’t make it. Luckily, we connected with Gary Cannon, and it turned out to be a stroke of luck. Gary’s impeccable communication and understanding of the urgency impressed us. He arrived early, mingled with attendees, and brought a positive and infectious energy. His chemistry with keynote speaker Matt Iseman was perfect, making their collaboration entertaining. Gary’s professional emcee skills and quick-witted humor elevated the event and made it truly memorable. We are grateful for his contribution and look forward to inviting him back.”
-Kristen Smith, City of Bellflower

“Gary is always my first choice hosting events and clubs. Professional and hilarious. One of the few comics I never get tired of watching. He’s just so good at working a room”
-Erin Von Schonfeldt   VP of Booking for Levity Entertainment including 20+ Improv clubs


Professional Auctioneer for Hire

Gary is also a highly successful auctioneer and has raised money for several non-profits including:

  • Autism Speaks, Los Angeles
  • The Little Red Dog, Los Angeles
  • Southern California Bulldog Rescue, Los Angeles
  • ACEing Autism, Los Angeles
  • Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica, Santa Monica
  • Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles, Los Angeles
  • Ju Ju Smith Schuster foundation for Kids, Los Angeles
  • Make a Wish Foundation, New York
Call (888) 593-7387, email us, or fill out the form below. Our friendly, no-pressure experts will reach out within 24 hours to walk you through the process and all your booking options.


Don’t miss this chance to book Gary Cannon, the hilarious corporate comedian and emcee who will make your event unforgettable! Gary has performed for some of the biggest names in the industry and knows how to keep any audience entertained. Whether you need him to host, roast, or just crack jokes, Gary is your guy. Email Funny Business Agency today or fill out the form on the right to get in touch with him. You won’t regret it!

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