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James P. Connolly: A Harvard University graduate, former Marine Corps Infantry Officer (Desert Storm), Stand Up Comedian, playfully self-delusional, wildly entertaining, and possessing a booming voice dripping with insincerity, James P. Connolly has been described by industry professionals as a cross between a young Steve Martin and Troy McClure of “The Simpsons.”
Unique in both performance and material, Connolly makes an unforgettable impact wherever he shows up. “It’s not about what happens to you in life, it’s all how you spin it, and present it back to yourself.” He explains. “I was at a wedding a few weeks ago and my buddy said I got so drunk I passed out on the floor. I said, ‘or I got hammered at that wedding but I only fell once!’”
Host of “Live from Here with James P. Connolly”, National Lampoon Comedy Radio, James has been a Finalist in every major comedy competition and festival entered, including Comedy Central’s “Laugh Riots”, the Boston Comedy Festival and the San Francisco International Comedy Competition. Called “an extraordinary talent”, and “as funny, quick and fresh as any comedian around today” by entertainment bookers, you’ll recognize him from many appearances on Comedy Central, HBO, host of VH1’s “Movie Obsessions”, a Grand Comedy Champion on Ed McMahon’s “Next Big Star”, SiTV, UPN, numerous National Commercials, voice over, multimedia, as well as weekly airplay on XM and Sirius Satellite Radio Comedy Channels.
A Harvard University graduate, former Marine Corps Infantry Officer, mobile disc jockey / Karaoke host and Universal Studios tour guide, James P. Connolly has amassed a colorful background that allows him to connect with audiences of any age. He recently appeared in the award winning Fox Searchlight Films, “The Act”, and his work has even taken him to the Cannes Film Festival where the Hollywood Reporter described his performances as “interactive perfection.”
A headliner in top nightclubs and casinos across the country from Las Vegas to Atlantic City and an accomplished corporate entertainer, James has also made multiple visits to entertain the troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a former Desert Storm veteran, Connolly has a one of a kind perspective about entertaining overseas. “People ask me if I was afraid for my safety. Not for a minute. Because I carry something with me the Marine Corps gave me long ago to protect me in just a dangerous environment: a laminated copy of my discharge papers!”
An accomplished Corporate Entertainer, Connolly’s growing list of satisfied client’s include:
Alza Corporation, Aramark Uniformed Services, Blue Cross, Budweiser, Canon, Coca Cola, Duracel, Foster Farms, Fox Sports West, Frito Lay, Fuji Film, GTE, Hallmark, Hitachi, Juniper Networks, Los Angeles Times, Lucent Technologies, Nabisco, Pepsi Cola, Philips Medical Systems, Proctor & Gamble, Siemens Microelectronics, SmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Time Warner Communications, Toyota, Volkswagen, Wave Systems, WEB Service Company and many others.