If you want a meeting filled with laughs, energy and excitement, and your messaging to be delivered in a fun and memorable way that will stick with your audience, Rob Schiffmann is your emcee.
Rob is an award-winning Corporate Emcee with twenty years of experience hosting meetings in such varied industries as banking, bio-tech, pharma, retail, food/beverage and many more.
Rob is the director and star of Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, a nationally-touring musical comedy improvisation show and spent many years as the star and director of Chicago City Limits, New York City’s longest running comedy show. Rob’s improvisational and musical background allows him to bring a level of interactivity to your meeting that will keep your audience consistently engaged through content-driven material that can either be pre-written or made up on the spot.
Whether Rob is improvising songs with your audience or writing and recording parody or original songs to underscore the content from an executive presentation, Rob’s understanding of the corporate environment allows him to be versatile without ever crossing boundaries.
Rob may be opening your meeting, providing fun interactive segues, creating songs and games for interstitial moments, introducing your speakers, hosting your live broadcast or interviewing your executives. Whatever Rob is doing, you can be sure he is helping to deliver your messages, make your people shine and make your meeting one that will be remembered for years to come!
Rob Schiffmann, a 3-time MAC award winner (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs), is a professional corporate host / comedian who has hosted meetings internationally for many different corporations including Big Lots, Lenovo, Crayola, Merck, Folgers, Microsoft, Solvay, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Bank of America, Ortho Women’s Health, BMW, DuPont, Genentech, Pepsi, Dannon and many more. Rob will bring his quick wit and charm to your meeting to help you to have a memorable experience. Rob will make your meeting more fun and more effective.
Rob is the artistic director / producer and a cast member of Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, which will be tours nationally to 30-40 cities a year. Rob was a cast member / director / teacher / music director for Chicago City Limits for 17 years. Rob has improvised on The Daily Download and The CBS Early Show. Rob studied at Chicago City Limits and the Upright Citizens Brigade.
The winner of the 2011 INNY (Improvisation News New York) Award for Best Improv Coach, Rob has performed all over the world as a comedian / improvisor, most recently in London, Mexico and Guatemala. His talents range from expert interviews to interactive game shows to hilarious impromptu songs about audience members, accompanying himself on guitar or piano.
“Rob Schiffmann is the magic that pulls together every component of our national event. He’s fun, funny, easy to work with, and incredibly talented!” — Jeremy Ball, Director of Events for Big Lots
“Rob is easy to work with and understands the nuances of working on corporate shows. His versatility creates good value for clients looking to add some creativity and humor to general sessions or some fun to awards.” — Mary Reynolds, Creative Director / Producer, Image Media
“I have worked with Rob as a Producer, Director, Writer and Performer and would not hesitate to work with him again in any of those roles … or new ones as needs arise. He is a talented professional who should be given every consideration.”– Greg Triggs, Creative Director at Disney
“I had the pleasure of sharing the main stage with Rob while hosting Lenovo’s premier channel partner event. Rob was a hit! He brought a different aspect to what has historically been a very popular event for Lenovo. We showed some comedic flair and brought new creativity based on his influence and work. I would absolutely recommend Rob for work in the future”. — Sammy Kinlaw, former CEO of Lenovo, current VP, Worldwide Channel & OEM Sales, Lexmark