Steve Brinder

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Corporate Comedian, Motivational Speaker

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Not only is Steve Brinder one of Canada’s finest stand-up comedians, he is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. His warm engaging personality is reflected in his performing.

Steve is a person of many talents. As well as being a stand up comedian Steve is a school teacher, a TV host, a TV reporter and an actor.

His acting ability makes his stories come alive with the many characters that inhabit his routines. He has a keen observational eye, impeccable timing and devastating wit. Full of energy and full of life, Steve is a joy to watch on stage.

Steve has performed at the Evening At The Improv (Los Angeles, A & E Networks), Cityline (reporter CITY TV) Breakfast Television ( reporter CITY TV) Just Kidding (Host CTV) Grumps (Host Men TV), The Martin and Lewis Story (Lead Actor CBS Movie of the Week), Winnipeg Comedy Festival (performer CBC) ,Halifax Comedy Festival, and numerous community, corporate, and educational functions.

He has performed with Jim Carrey, Jay Leno, Howie Mandel, Sean Hayes, Ryan Styles, Alan Alda and Keannu Reeves among others.

Steve believes that we are all connected, sharing common experiences from childbirth, school, teenage angst, break ups and marriage. He touches on all these subjects in his material. Steve is fascinated by the reasons people act the way they do and searches for ways we can make life fuller.

He touches on some of the most elemental truths. The values we learned in school are still important to us as adults in both our social relationships and in our professional lives.

Steve still continues to teach occasionally because he finds the students ground him and, of course, teaching continues to generate fresh material.

No one has a better time performing on stage than Steve.  He is the real deal.

The Comedy of Steve Brinder teacher motivational speaker

By day, Steve Brinder is a school teacher, who is loved by his students. By night, he is a brilliant stand up comedian, whose brand of wry social commentary wins over even the most hardened audiences. He has combined both careers to create the perfect marriage of humour and social commentary. His material comes directly from the class room and from the heart.

Steve Brinder’s work has won accolades from entertainment industry veterans, appearances on CBC’s “Comics!”, and at comedy festivals across North America, including the world-renowned Halifax and Winnipeg Comedy Festivals. He has also toured with Jay Leno, Jim Carey, and Howie Mandel. What makes Brinder unique among his peers is that he never gave up his day job. And that day job, as a substitute teacher, provides him with an endless stream of material, and the ability to be funny, without being mean. That makes Steve the perfect choice for corporate and association events. His humour has broad appeal, touching on school, relationships, family life and work, but it never crosses the line into offensive or gratuitous. Working from laborious research, Brinder, on stage, displays his insatiable curiosity, his sharp intelligence, and his genuine affection and respect for humanity. “He’s bright, touching … hilarious” says The Toronto Star. “Steve Brinder has the rare talent to make us laugh at ourselves….” Says Downtown Magazine, Rochester New York.

What does Steve Brinder talk about?

Tales From the Class Room: The Comedy of Steve Brinder

Steve Brinder, to get down to it, is hilarious. Cleverly crafted and delivered with impeccable timing, Brinders’s jokes and stories—a lot of them culled from his day job as a substitute teacher—send listeners into fits of hysteria. The universality of his humour hits the right chord for any audience. Whether it’s a corporate audience looking for a break from a long day of meetings, or association members who want to put some punch into a conference program, Steve Brinder delivers. Hailed as one of the funniest comics on the circuit today, he delights audiences with his razor-sharp wit and unique perception of life’s day-to-day events and many absurdities.

His performances are of course ideally suited for education groups, and he can do an entire set devoted entirely to his life as a substitute grade school teacher. He is perfect for teachers who need to hear from someone who knows what life in the classroom is like, and can help them both to laugh at the trials and tribulations of the profession, and be inspired by the impact they have on the lives of our children.

Life is just a Further Extension of the Classroom: Lessons We Have Forgotten Along The Way.

In this speech, which is a blend of comedy, inspiration and practical life lessons, Steve Brinder shares what he has learned from his “clients”, the children he works with in his day job as a substitute elementary school teacher. Some of the very things that companies spend millions of dollars trying to train people to do, most of us already learned, and practiced daily, when we were in grade school. From the importance of listening to others, sharing what we have and being fair, to the progress we can make by paying attention to both our creative and rational sides, Steve touches on some of the most elemental truths to remind us all what it takes to be successful. With a deft touch and down-to-earth sense of humour, he is an ideal guide to the lessons that we all once learned, but have forgotten as time and responsibility have taken their toll. This talk will uplift, inspire and energize any audience.

Testimonials

He doesn’t do funny one-liners. He tells a story. It’s all very real and personal. He hits close to home, his material is dynamite.

Toronto Sun

I have never heard a room full of teachers laugh so loud for so long! You were perfect.
Lynda Hockley, York Region Elementary Teachers

Steve Brinder has the rare talent to make us laugh at ourselves….
Downtown Magazine, Rochester, New York

His antics have you rolling in laughter. His delivery is natural and witty. He interacts with the audience and everyone feels at home. After he takes you to the brink of happy tears he validates, with insightful reasoning, that what you do in the classroom everyday can make the difference in a child’s life.
Sandy Tingley, President NBTA Elementary Council

I could barely catch my breath!
Bev Zaifman, Zed Group Investments

What a wonderful night of comedy you provided us with. You were the hit of our conference … your comedy is timeless.
Simone Achmus, Executive Officer, Elementary Teachers of Ontario

You were extremely entertaining. Your professionalism on and off the stage and polished presentation made such a difference to our recent fundraiser.
Lisa Durocher, Cambridge Chamber of Commerce

Wonderful entertainment … we could all personally relate to your anecdotes about your experiences as a supply teacher in classrooms from kindergarten to high school. I’ve had a tremendous amount of positive feedback from our members.
Anne Smith, ETFO Officer, Upper Grand Elementary Teachers Assoc.

A job well done … really nice dimension of warmth and humor.
Joanne Jackson, Producer, YTV Productions

Your comedy act at our recent dinner was hilarious … We heard nothing but positive comments about you … It was a terrific evening.
Dan Bloomer, Dave Samalea, Program Coordinators, Centennial College

Canada’s Funniest Teacher!
Barbara Chabai, His-Hers Magazine
 

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