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Dana Carvey
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Dana Carvey
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$75,000 and above
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  • Carvey has been making people laugh with original humor and spot-on impressions since his break-out role on Saturday Night Live in 1986.
  • As a highly requested comedian for events, Carvey delivers customized humor and impressions while weaving a story throughout, and delivering a meaningful message.
  • Whether Carvey's talking about his family, his career, his health scare, or doing impressions of people in current events, his hilarious presentation connects with the audience and leaves them wanting more.

Comedian Dana Carvey is one of the best impressionists of our generation, with the ability to portray political figures such as Ross Perot and former President George H.W. Bush, as well as fictional characters such as The Church Lady and Hans of Hans and Franz fame from Saturday Night Live.

Carvey was born in Missoula, Montana, but moved to the San Francisco Bay area when he was three years old. He received his bachelor's degree in broadcast communications from San Francisco State University.

After college, Carvey had minor roles in several films and two short-lived television series, but became a household name when he joined Saturday Night Live in 1986. His SNL breakout character was the pious Church Lady, the host of “Church Chat.” His other SNL characters included Garth Algar (Wayne's World), Hans (Hans and Franz), and Grumpy Old Man (during Weekend Update). His impersonation of George H. W. Bush during the campaign and election earned him a performance at the White House. In 1992, Carvey joined Mike Myers in the film “Wayne's World” and in “Wayne's World 2” in 1993. Also in 1993, Carvey left SNL and after four previous nominations, won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for his work on the show. Since then, Carvey has returned to host SNL four times and has appeared in several movies, as well as the short-lived mid-90s “Dana Carvey Show,” which launched the careers of Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert.

In 1997, when Carvey went in for bypass surgery on a blocked artery, the surgeon operated on the wrong artery. Carvey sued for medical malpractice and was awarded $8 million in damages, which he donated to charity. In the late 1990s, Carvey withdrew from the comedic limelight to focus on his family. He then launched on USA Network his new show “First Impressions,” a competition series that pits amateur impersonators against one another in a quest for $10,000. Carvey is the show’s executive producer and serves as an expert mentor to contestants along with celebrity guests.

He has been married since 1983, and has two sons who have tried their hand in comedy, opening for their father’s 2016 Netflix special.

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It’s no surprise that Dana Carvey is one of the most requested corporate and private event comedians today. His ability to prepare for his audience – no matter the industry—is obvious, but his comedic bent also occasionally lends itself to jokes created on the spot. Although he weaves humor and impressions throughout his talk, Carvey tells a story and is quite adept at delivering a purposeful message. Whether he’s emceeing, is master of ceremonies, or keynoting, he reads his audience extremely well, and delivers a message that leaves them in stitches and will a little more insight into a specific topic.

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