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Rich Little – Stand Up Comedy

Synopsis

This is a stand-up comedy. Speeches of this nature are suitable for after dinner events where the audience would most likely be groggy from excessive food in their stomachs. The speech emphasizes on mimicry / impressionism in order to entertain the audience. There are many one liner jokes to keep the session light and easy.

Excerpt of Speech

Regis, who is D Martin? You know I’ve been doing impressions for a long, long, long time and I think the key to staying on top is to keep your act fresh, to come up with new people all the time. People like Dr. Phill. I know that, that, that you know that, that I know that, that, that you know and If you knew that I knew, that I…

Speech Type

Funny / Entertaining / Humorous

Time

5.5 minutes

File Format

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After Dinner Speech

Synopsis

This is a stand-up comedy. Speeches of this nature are suitable for after dinner events where the audience would most likely be groggy from excessive food in their stomachs. The jokes in this speech emphasizes on irony. There are many one liner jokes to keep the session light and easy.

Excerpt of Speech

Have any of you ever tried to describe Toastmasters to a mere civilian? You know, I mean, think about it! I mean, do you talk about what we love to do in the time we spend in here? And I was thinking about what this conference is? And what is the purpose we get together? And, I’m thinking – well we’re here to support each…

Speech Type

Funny / Entertaining / Humorous

Time

7 minutes

File Format

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Funny Best Man Speech Elmo

Synopsis

This is a wedding toast. Both bride and bridegroom are roasted in a humorous way. There are many funny personal stories to wish the newly weds the best of luck. The speech ends in a toast to their success.

Excerpt of Speech

Before I start, I very recently found out that there is a sweepstakes for my speech today. So make yourself comfortable. I have gone for an hour and 60 minutes, or an hour and 59 minutes. Alright, so good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to my Best Man’s Day today. I must say it was particularly nice of James and Louise to dress…

Speech Type

Wedding Toasts

Time

16 minutes

File Format

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Multicultural Australia

Synopsis

Here’s a good example of an funny / entertaining / humorous speech. This is a winning speech at a speech contest. The speech is about the differences, quirks & idiosyncrasies of two cultures in a humorous way. It is filled with analogies and unexpected twists.

Excerpt of Speech

I have been living in Australia for five years. And since the day I came here people ask me the same question. Where is your accent from? You see, they are not interested in knowing where I am from. They are just interested to know where my accent is from. Being from the Middle East, I sort of hesitate before answering this question…

Speech Type

Funny / Entertaining / Humorous

Time

6 minutes

File Format

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Is Anybody Listening?

Synopsis

Here’s a good example of an funny / entertaining / humorous speech. This is a winning speech at a speech contest. The speech is about how technology has taken our ability of listening away. This speech has got the elements of mimicry and self deprecating jokes in it.

Excerpt of Speech

Mr. Contest Chair, fellow Toastmasters and guests, do you ever get a feeling that people just don’t listen anymore? I mean, the nerve of these people. This was first brought to my attention by my wife. Actually several times by my wife! She will say, “Weren’t you even listening to a word I said?” “Of course, I was honey.” And then I…

Speech Type

Funny / Entertaining / Humorous

Time

6.5 minutes

File Format

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