"I didn't hire Funny Guy!"
Here Is What Humans (And Other Life
Forms) Are Saying About David Samson...
As a Speaker:
"After your talk, we all felt inspired, empowered, and twice
as motivated. What went wrong?"
-- John L. Jordan, President, Jordan
"If laughter is the best medicine, then you're a whole
-- Philip Reinstein, Manager, Capital
"Dave has found the humor in life and shares it with
everyone he can. His comedic approach to some of life's more
desperate situations make this world a better place to be.
I'm glad I have him to help me look at the world with a
-- Mike Rounds, CSP, former President,
Los Angeles Chapter, National Speakers Association.
"Thanks for your delightful and witty presentation. You were
an important part of the conference -- and the healing!"
-- Suzanne Lopez, Director, The Institute
for Unlimited Human Potential.
"Movie people can be a tough audience -- but you proved you
were even tougher! And far more hilarious!"
-- Andrea Miller, Vice-President of
Marketing, American Film Partners.
"You are every bit as terrific as a speaker as you are a
screenwriter. The images you weaved were funny and moving.
It's not fair. Writers aren't supposed to be that
-- Alex Barder, Director of Development,
Lobell Productions, Universal Studios.
"Through the years I have known many funny writers. Yet I
can't think of any who verbalize their wit, or who have such
an electric effect on their audience."
-- Jay Levin, owner and publisher, L.A.
"I am a founding member of the Firesign Theatre. I have been
nominated for three Grammy awards. I am really, really funny
-- oh yes, and so are you!"
-- Peter Bergman.
"Funny Guy is a wonderful son.
Wish he were mine!"
"Funny Guy makes my blood
run cold. I love it!"
As a Speech Writer:
"The warmth, the charm, the wit you put into my
presentation was a big hit with my audience. You really got
my style down. And brought the house down as well!"
-- Nancy Kitchen, Senior Board Member,
American Institute of Floral Designers.
"So thought-provoking is David's writing that the ideas
contained in a single phrase stayed in my memory for
twenty-five years. He forgot my name in that time...but I
remembered his words."
-- Abigail Lewis, Publisher, Whole Life
"Many of the lines you've written for me I've used for
years, even at client presentations throughout Europe, Asia,
and Africa. You're humor really travels well!"
-- Philip White, Senior Vice-President.
Global Insurance Corp.
"The audience really responded and the media quoted your
lines over and over. You are really the master of the
-- Steve Hans, Legal Operations Director,
NYC Transit Union.
"I didn't think anyone could find the humor in the
telecommunications industry. Obviously, the audience thought
otherwise. Thank you for the great presentation!"
-- Allan Lessuer, Director of Sales, MCI,
As a Book
"David's books are funny, informative, and great fun for
anyone who likes to laugh. What's more, he can help others
transform their ideas into expert concepts with much greater
appeal to agents and editors alike. And that's no joke!"
("America's Best-Selling Humorist" according to the New York
"David Samson is a true original with a KILLER wit. Sexy,
Pulitzer Prize Nominee.
"Even though I've
written twelve books, David is still one of the first people
I talk to when I must have professional, useful insights. He
makes everything clearer, brighter, and sharper,
particularly in the humor department!"
Cooper, best-selling author.
"Literary agents like myself dream of working with people as
gifted as David. I would highly recommend his talents to
anyone who wants to get started or further in this
Lowenstein, The Lowenstein Agency, New York.
"One of the funniest, most versatile writers around. David
Samson has a knack for taking tough material and making it
Hamilton, Executive Editor, Penguin Books.
"Say NO to drugs.
And YES to Funny Guy!"
"Funny Guy is not a crook!"
" The experience of working with David Samson should
not be missed, because it definitely is an experience
working with him!"
-- Denice Sylvestro, Senior Editor, Simon
"David wrote the funniest book I ever read. By no small
coincidence, I also sold it."
-- Frank Weimann, President, The Literary
"David Samson's guidance and advice during my proposal
writing phase catapulted me to the land of successful
writers. Through his help, I was able to write a proposal
that commanded the attention of many agents. His charm, wit
and inspiration enabled me to develop and express my own
personal writing style. Thanks David, I couldn't have done
it without you."
-- Dr. Debra Mandel, author of Healing
The Sensitive Heart, Adams Publishing
"Your input and your expertise really helped accelerate the
process of my book being published."
-- Dr. Suzanne Lopez, author, The Smart
Heart, Putnam Books.
"David is a great resource of free flowing, insightful and
tremendously pertinent ideas, who has been of great value to
me in the publication of my book. I enthusiastically and
wholeheartedly recommend him to any aspiring or already
-- Jacob Blass, President/CEO, Hospice of
As an Advertising Whiz:
"David is a very funny, very instinctive ad guy, and he
always has a different slant on solving any client's
problem. The key is that he understands the crucial link
between humor and information, so that the message always
remains fresh and memorable."
-- Stan Becker, Chief Creative Officer,
Saatchi & Saatchi, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York.
"I've worked with David for decades.
Despite this, I still respect and admire him. His
advertising talents are monumental. His creative instincts
are right on. And now he owes me $5.00 for this
Klaussner, Creative Director, Foote-Colm-Belding, NYC.
"Although David brings an extraordinary amount of wit
to the table, he never lets his humor overshadow the crucial
-- Gene Taylor, Executive Creative
Director, Campbell-Ewald, NYC.
"David Samson is just about the funniest guy I've ever
worked with. But the great response he gets from clients is
certainly no joke!
-- Erica Ress, Creative Director, Lintas
Even Illegal Aliens Love Funny Guy!
"There's nothing fishy about Funny
"David has the most creative mind of anyone I've ever met.
His uncanny ability to introduce complex subjects in
simplified and imaginative ways in the advertising sphere is
extraordinary. What's more, his understanding of the
marketplace for his clients is exceeded only by his
professionalism and artistic skills."
-- Chuck Mellon, investment speaker and
consultant, Tony Robbins Wealth Mastery Seminars.
"Finding the humor in business gets people to stop, pay
attention, stop worrying and take action. David has figured
out how to touch this hot button and get the action
-- Nancy Miller, CSP, President of the
Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the National Speakers
"David is consistently clever, upbeat, and knows how to
create campaigns that get the results we want."
-- Dane Blair, Creative Director, Killer
Music, Los Angeles.
"When I was the Creative Director of the "Advertising
Creative Black Book", I referred dozens of photographers,
illustrators, commercial directors and production houses to
David. Without exception, they all praised his promotional
talents, and that in turn made us look real good."
-- Ian Summers, President, The Summers