Top 10 Events of 2022

Thank you, 2022 🙂 81 bookings: a nice mix of shows, keynotes and emcee dates (many of which were multi-day events). I’m grateful for a full schedule, wonderful clients and safe travels!

Here are 10 events (in no particular order) that were particularly meaningful to me for one reason or another which I detail below…

#10 Emcee for
FAT Brands Summit at
Wynn Las Vegas

Got to introduce my friend Mel Robbins, along with Gary Vee and Magic Johnson. Great lineup!

#9 Emcee for
Xylem’s “Reach 22”
in Washington, D.C.

This great, repeat client had rescue puppies to play with during breaks. Need I say more??

#8 Emcee & Auctioneer for
Children’s Advocacy Center
for North Texas

Helped CACNT raise $1M for their 25th anniversary. Incredible organization doing incredible work. Excited to return next year 🙂

#7 Performing for
“Miracles & Magic”
in Columbus, OH

For many years I’ve wanted to perform in this show, produced by my pal Jon Petz, for kids facing life-threatening illnesses. Made it happen this year!

#6 Emcee for UMC Foundation’s
Inaugural “Evening of Hope” Gala
at Wynn Las Vegas

My nonprofit Win Win Charity’s first children’s hospital program was at UMC, so this was a very special one for me 🙂

#5 Filling for Mac King
at Excalibur Las Vegas

I did 14 shows at Excalibur this year, filling in for Mac. Always fun performing on The Strip! Looking forward to more Excalibur shows in 2023 🙂

#4 Keynote for
Arts School Network
at Las Vegas Academy

As a supporter of arts education, this keynote for arts school educators and administrators was a special one.

#3 “Together We Can
Change the World”

I spent 2.5 incredible weeks speaking and performing in Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Thailand for my friend Scott Friedman’s nonprofit “Together We Can Change the World.” It was the trip of a lifetime!

#2 Disney Cruise Line
with the Fam

Performing on Disney Cruise Line was a big part of my professional development back in the day. While I don’t perform on many Disney Cruises anymore (2 this year: Thanksgiving and New Year’s), it was very special to organize this family trip with Mom & Dad and my brother John’s family to see me perform on the Disney Wonder over Thanksgiving!

#1 Win Win Telethon

My nonprofit Win Win Entertainment celebrated 10 years of bringing smiles to children in hospitals nationwide with a 10 hour Zoom telethon.

We rebranded to Win Win Charity.

We revealed our new logo.

We honored magician John Rotellini with our “Entertainer of the Year” award.

We raised $85,000.

It was the perfect ending to 2022!

Happy New Year! See you in 2023 🙂