Mack Dryden Flash Video

From humble beginnings as “the funniest paper mill employee in Mississippi,” Mack's path to becoming one of the top corporate comedians and humorous motivational speakers in the country was a circuitous one to say the least. He was an award-winning newspaper reporter, taught karate after earning a black belt, and finally made a career of his true love, making people laugh and having a positive impact on their lives.

As a performer, he's appeared on numerous TV shows, including The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, as well as acting roles on many dramas like ABC’s The Guardian and JAG. As a writer, he's won a prestigious fiction-writing contest, and was handpicked by Bill Maher for the writing staff of ABC'S Politically Incorrect.

He's a two-time cancer survivor who speaks at dozens of survival celebrations every year, and has also survived a harrowing stay in an African prison, not to mention “the sharks in showbiz who stab you in the front!" Instead of brooding about his misfortunes, he does the opposite and shares his goal-achieving secrets with hilarious, moving stories about the challenges he's overcome to reach his goals.

  • Laugh to the Top: A Hilarious Guide to Achieving Your Goals
  • Cancer Survival Celebration Specialist
  • The Perfect Host/Emcee/Award Show Emcee
  • Fall-Down Funny Standup Comedy
  • Ode to Forgetfulness

Humor, Change, Emcee, Stress, Goal-setting, Entertainment
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“Mack spoke to…500 cancer survivors and their caregivers…and was an excellent fit for our audience…entertaining, knowledgeable, (with) an important message, using laughter as an inspiration. I would highly recommend Mack!” - Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center

“You played a significant role in the conference’s success (and) deserve a big share of the ‘rave reviews’ we’ve received. You are a powerful, highly motivated and motivating speaker…and there are 150 others whose words I’m just echoing. Your willingness to participate in team-building events were another source of the spirit we created that continues to reverberate throughout our organization.” — International Paper Co.

“You helped us address a very serious subject in a fun and enjoyable manner…I have heard nothing but rave reviews …I hope we can work with you in the future…” - Pfizer

“Mack presented a wonderful, thought-out and prepared message…some of his funniest and best received comments were from the information we provided him… we couldn’t be happier.” - Arizona Dental Association

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