Keynote Speaker: Patrick DeGuire

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A gifted comedian truly believes that laughter is the best medicine and impresses upon people that life is too short to take it so seriously.

Keynote Speaker: Patrick DeGuire

Program Titles:

  • Advantages and disadvantages of living in a world with limited vision and the complications that arise from it.
  • Pat DeGuire, a comedian is a living breathing example of how laughter can heal you physically and mentally
  • Pats brand of comedy is both original as well as insightful. It is all about living in a world with considerable disability and combating the challenges that come along with this situation.
  • He raises social and ethnic issues, which are close to him as he is a Mexican, whose mother is a French Canadian.
  • Patrick discovered laughter as a means of self therapy

Patrick DeGuire started his career in stand-up after losing a significant amount of his vision because of an eye disease called optic neuritis.

Being diagnosed, Patrick discovered laughter as a means of self therapy. Soon after getting started, Patrick won the Improv National Comedy Club Talent Search. Credits include national television appearance on Comedy Central, 'Que Loco' among others. Patrick has also toured with George Lopez, Paul Rodriguez and Tommy Davidson. Besides performing at the top comedy clubs in the United States , Patrick has also performed for the troops overseas in Japan and Korea.

Patrick's material includes the advantages and disadvantages of living in a world with limited vision and the complications that arise from it. Patrick addresses an asortment of topics that are insightful and hilarious. Laughter, they say, is the best medicine. This is not just true for people who laugh but also for people who make others laugh. This old adage sometimes assumes startling reality, and does make you think. Pat DeGuire, a comedian is a living breathing example of how laughter can heal you physically and mentally. His brand of comedy has slowly and surely made him very popular among comedy club audiences across the country. Pat DeGuire was diagnosed with optic neuritis. It is a debilitating condition that damages the optic nerve and makes you partially blind. As a result Pat DeGuire became legally blind, though he could see with some discomfort to his eyes. In an attempt at self-therapy Pat started doing stand-up comedy. It is a testimonial to the grit of the man who decided not to feel sorry for himself and moved forward with his life. A decision that worked wonders not only mentally but professionally as well.

Pats brand of comedy is both original as well as insightful. It is all about living in a world with considerable disability and combating the challenges that come along with this situation. His comedy is infused with reality, wherein he talks about his marriage, the difficulties of being a stay home father and raising young children. He also raised social and ethnic issues, which are close to him as he is a Mexican, whose mother is a French Canadian.

He has used the medium of comedy to spread awareness on a lot of social issues and his hard work has seen him spread laughter through out America. His subject matter is so appealing that it appeals to a wide range of audiences cutting across, age, ethnicity, social standing or gender.

His performances have become so popular that he not only is in demand at comedy clubs but also in corporate and community events. Performed at various corporate events like Form Motors, Qualcomm, and Arco.

This gifted comedian truly believes that laughter is the best medicine and impresses upon people that life is too short to take it so seriously.

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