Mack Dryden

Inspiring Corporate Comedian and Motivational Speaker

In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
(Inquire for virtual fee)

Travels From
Kentucky, United States

Inspiring Corporate Comedian and Motivational Speaker

Whether you’re looking to inspire the troops or just make them laugh ’til they hurt, Mack is a guaranteed hit, as hundreds of thrilled clients are happy to attest. He’s been delighting audiences for years with his relaxed stage presence, hilarious material, and uniquely engaging delivery. As a comedian he’s performed on dozens of TV shows, including The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. As an actor he’s appeared in several movies and on many other TV shows, including JAG and a recurring role as a judge on ABC’s The Guardian.

Politically Incorrect

Creating hilarious custom humor for each client comes naturally to the former staff writer for Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and his stories of surviving two battles with cancer, a stay in an African prison, “sharks in showbiz who stab you in the front,” and one “near-fatal marriage” are as inspiring as they are laugh-out-loud funny.


Several years ago, after hearing of Mack’s harrowing survival stories, a friend asked him to speak to a group of graduating students. Mack’s presentation was so moving and funny that he was asked to speak to other groups, and since then has shared his inspiring story and unique, clean humor with thousands at corporate and association meetings nationwide. His ability to create custom comedy constantly amazes. As one client put it,

“You took a dry subject like manufacturing software and made it funny, like you’d been in the industry yourself!”


From humble beginnings as “the funniest paper mill employee in Mississippi,” Mack earned a black belt in karate even 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.

Now based in Louisville, KY, 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!”

Laugh to the Top: A Hilarious Guide to Achieving Your Goals

In his uniquely humorous and engaging style, Mack will give your group all the laughs and motivation they need to reinvigorate their lives, bounce back from defeat ("Falling on your face is still moving forward!"), and reach for loftier goals than ever. His practical seven-step formula for achieving personal and professional goals has garnered nothing but rave reviews, and Mack writes special custom material for every client!

Celebrating Cancer Survival: Live Happy, Laugh Loud

The funniest two-time cancer survivor in the country inspires an motivates with his hilarious stories of his ordeals in his uniquely warm, family-friendly style. Cancer survivors and care-givers howl with laughter and leave thoroughly entertained and re-energized to pursue new goals and lend support to victims of this cruel disease.

The Perfect Host

When your awards show, general session, or other event needs a professional to keep it light and lively, Mack keeps things moving while keeping the audience thoroughly engaged and entertained.

Speak Effectively - and learn Humor Secrets from a Pro (Break-Out)

Mack's interactive seminar is as effective as it is entertaining, whether it's for a handful of managers or a class of 200. Attendess will improve dramatically after an eye-opening breakout in the hands of one the smoothest and most experiences communicators in the business. Mack will put however much emphasis on the humor segment as the client desire, while keeping the entire seminar light and entertaining.

All Mack Dryden Books

Does This Book Make My Head Look Fat?
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The Fast Track to Professional Speaking
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Fluffing the Concrete: Making the Most of Foreign Prison – or Anything Else
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While we don’t have an official ranking for the number of exclamation points included with customer comments, if we did, Mack would be the hands-down winner in the 14-year history of our event.

- | S.P. Richards Co.

From start to finish, the audience loved him. Everyone enjoyed his sense of humor, and we all had many good (and much-needed) laughs. Thanks again for the recommendation.

- | Tennessee Association of Realtors

His wit, humor, and message was well-received and certainly was a high point for our group. He tailored his humor to our audience and was rewarded with the well-deserved laughs.

- | GTS Service, LLC

“Mack’s was one of the most professional, funny, sincere and down-to-earth presentations that I’ve ever booked…In terms of my satisfaction, Mack is right there at the top of the list…I strongly urge you to recommend Mack to your clients who want to laugh and feel good about their lives. I’m seriously thinking about using Mack again for another client’s annual meeting next summer.”

- | American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute

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Does This Book Make My Head Look Fat?
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The Fast Track to Professional Speaking
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