Comedian Gary Thison

Comedian Gary ThisonComedian Gary Thison has been writing and performing comedy for many years. Gary is comfortable performing at corporate functions like Exxon/Mobil in Houston or as a headlining act in comedy clubs across the USA. Gary has performed for Meadow Brook Music Festival, Dow Event Center, Magic Bag Theater, Star Plaza Theater and many more.. His clients include: Kelly Services, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Chrysler Corporation, Oakland Hills Country Club and more.

Stand-up Comedy Show

Gary's standard show. His engaging personality and somewhat askew ("If I want to know what you think, I'll askew!") view of the world makes his monologues about having kids, being a kid, deer hunting (without offending either side of the "real" issue) and living on the planet a treat for any audience.

Combine this with a smattering of audience participation, prop comedy and offbeat comedy-magic and you just killed an hour laughing. What more do you want from a comedian?

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Spoof Speeches

This is a lot of fun! Gary is booked as a speaker, who is supposedly an expert in your field. When he begins talking, he is not only boring, but it's kinda hard to figure out if he even knows what he's talking about. After just a few minutes of scaring the hell out of the audience (who thinks that they're going to have to sit through a long speech), Gary reveals that he's really there to do comedy. And they always love him. Hey, anything is better than a boring speech.

Comedy/Trivia Game Show

This show was created when Gary kept getting asked back to the same company for a second year. The audience didn't change, and neither did Gary's act (well not too much, anyway).

So, Gary devised an act that consists of lots of audience participation, prizes, and new stand-up monologues.

There are seven categories (eight if you wish to have a special "Your Company" one written). Every time you correctly answer a trivia question you receive a piece of Laffy Taffy and get to pick the next category. The three people with the most candy at the end of the game get to play the final round for great prizes (or lousy prizes--it depends on how cheap the company is).

Comedy Roasts

This is essentially Gary's stand-up show, but in the middle of his performance he roasts company executives, the guest of honor, or whomever you wish. You simply need to provide Gary with some "dirt" about the roastees, and sit back and laugh.


Gary Thison has had a long and storied career in both the comedy industry and the business arena.
He has been writing and performing comedy for many years. He is one of the original regulars at the Comedy Castle, has headlined comedy clubs and corporate shows across the country, was host of the "On Tap Tour" on cable during Red Wing, Piston and Tiger games and is the originator of HBO's "Comic Relief." He co-produced a critically acclaimed hit show in Las Vegas for two years and has performed at such venues as DTE Music Theater, Meadow Brook Music Festival, the Fillmore, the Magic Bag and many more.

He studied acting at the prestigious Hilberry Theatre at Wayne State University and appeared in the hit off-Broadway play, "The Hot L Baltimore."

Along the way, Gary was an editor for a national magazine, an advertising and marketing manager for a large wireless company, has written many articles, radio and television commercials, and has sold everything from Time Life Books to solar systems. Additionally, he has owned and operated his own advertising, marketing, public relations and graphic design company for nearly thirty years.
Gary has been using humor and improvisational techniques in every aspect of his life to great success and one of his greatest assets is his ability to communicate and teach those skills to others.

Make your next event a fun, hilarious experience. Gary's engaging personality and off-beat view of the world fuel a very funny show which has had audiences roaring for many years. His show includes a full hour of clean corporate comedy, monologues, jokes, audience participation and wacky comedy-magic.


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