Wil Shriner | Legendary TV writer/producer and corporate entertainer

Wil Shriner

Legendary TV writer/producer and corporate entertainer

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Wil Shriner

Wil Shriner loves to make people laugh and, after years behind the camera, has decided to return to the comedy stages where his career began. His clean and off beat take on life continues to entertain audiences on the top network television shows and in all major theatrical venues from coast to coast.

Wil has made over 50 TV appearances with David Letterman, Jay Leno, Bill Maher and Johnny Carson as he continued to do his stand up comedy act sharing the stage with the likes of Joan Rivers, Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Foxworthy, Kevin Nealon, Loretta Lynn, Tom Jones, John Denver, Tony Bennett and Jay Leno.

In front of the camera, Shriner co-stared opposite Joan Allen in the Academy Award nominated "Peggy Sue Got Married," directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He has also made dozens of appearances on television shows like HBO's "Dream On" and NBC's "Search and Rescue" and "Amazing Stories."

Over the years, Shriner has hosted hundreds of hours of television, including his own Emmy-nominated talk show, "The Wil Shriner Show," , and, more recently, HGTV's "That's Home Entertainment" and "On Location." He was also a regular correspondent and guest host for five years on ABC's popular daytime show, "Home." He has also hosted live shows on ABC, CBS, NBC, A&E, HGTV and a number of Disney specials. He specializes in turning a corporate event into to a night of fun

In addition to his five years of work on the Emmy-winning sitcom Frasier, Shriner has also directed episodes of the Emmy winner, "Everybody Loves Raymond," in addition to such comedy series as CBS's "Becker," ABC's "My Wife and Kids," and the WB's "Raising Dad," "Norm," "Married to the Kelly's," "Luis," "Two Guys and a Girl" and "The Gilmore Girls."

When not before-or-behind the camera, the multi-faceted talent keeps busy working with many E-commerce and high technology companies as a spokesman, producer and comedian. His clientele includes Microsoft, Circuit City, Optika, RCA, Gemstar, Iomega, Engage, WEB-TV, Canon and Caesar's Palace, to name a few. In February 2000, he produced and wrote the Microsoft Windows 2000 launch, the largest product introduction in Microsoft's history. Two years later, he directed and wrote the Bill Gates comedy retirement video which has been shown at all of Mr. Gate's public appearances.

Wil Shriner was born in New York City when his father Herb Shriner, a popular humorist and television personality, was hosting "Two for the Money," the 1950s game show now seen in reruns on Sony's Game Show Network. Along with his twin brother, Kin, (who portrayed Scot Balwin of "General Hospital" for two decades) and his sister Indy, he grew up in Florida, and California. After completing UCLA's Film School program, he worked in production for Max Baer Jr. on the film "Ode to Billy Joe" and for Dick Clark Productions before pursuing work as a stand-up comedian. Wil loves the challenges of all the careers he has held and only wishes he had more free time for golf, scuba diving, flying and being with his two children.

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Nationally know comedian and personality with over 50 appearances with David Letterman, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno and more.
Host of many television shows including his own national talk show.
Director of Fraiser, Becker , Everybody Loves Raymond, Gilmore Girls and many more including a top ten opening release of the film Hoot for New Line

Use Humor to succeed

Wil's twenty five years in the comedy business makes him the perfect speaker to explain how humor and laughter can be powerful tools in business and in life. Examples, anecdotes and video clips punctuate his years of making the world laugh.
Wil can work the room in a interactive format to bring out the stars at your next event.
Find out how you can be a funnier person too.

Let's get to know all the people in this room

Wil is very gifted as the emcee and host of the evening. He will bring together a group of strangers in a fun and entertaining welcome night event like nothing you have seen before.

As a talk show host and comedian, Wil will give the room full of strangers a chance to share and shine, as we find out who they are, what they do, where they are from and if they can be funny. We laugh and learn about the group that is assembled for the retreat, meetings or event.

This has severed has a great ice breaker for many events including a very successful Mercer Management Pebble Beach event that Wil hosted year after year.

It is the perfect after dinner entertainment to kick off a event full of strangers or a room full of old friends.

A Great Life in the Business of FUNNY

Wil can share an interesting and anecdotal life full of the business of comedy. His life has been built around making people laugh whether on stage on TV or in the movies.
As a director, host, standup comedian and producer, Wil can share what he learned in over thirty years of work.
And hopefully your audience will leave the room with a better sense of humor.

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