HARRY FREEDMAN REVIEWS
You were a hit! I hadn't laughed so hard in a long time - and that was just during the preliminary draft over the phone. You are a comic genius...you took the few informational nuggets we gave you about our group and turned them into pure gold. I'm sure you could tell by the roar of audience laughter that everyone had a great time. Our sales reps are still talking about it. Harry, I would love to have the opportunity to work with you again in the future, and I would recommend you to anyone looking for a hilarious hoaxist.
Andy Hoogensen - Executive VP, Bemis Co..
The chairman of the company took you for an expert in construction issues. He fell off his chair when he realized that you were a hired hand. Next morning he said, yours was the best performance he'd seen in the last 10 years. You are truly amazing at what you do. We gave you very little material to work with, but you and dug up everything you needed on our company to put on a great performance. Employees are still making references to your performance. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a creative, unique, personalized and custom tailored entertainment.
Yogen Patel - Executive VP, HITT Contracting Inc.
It is always difficult finding a suitable after dinner speaker, particularly to be funny to both the "Yanks" and the "Brits" in our mixed audience. From our first telephone call, I was impressed by your professionalism. Your preparation was excellent, and your delivery fantastic. I know that everyone in the audience found your "deep insights" into BAE Systems very impressive!!
Alan Jones - Project Manager, BAE SYSTEMS
Over the last few years our awards dinner had become predictable and stale. When our meeting planner told us about your act, we were slightly hesitant. It turns out, that it was the highlight of the week! Instead of hearing that the night was long and predictable, our clients and sales personnel raved about the fun and excitement of your performance.
Please don't hesitate to give any company that needs a recommendation my name and number.
Patrick Gibbons - Partner, The Emerson Group
Terrific performance! It even exceeded our expectations! Everything from the preparation and incorporation of our feedback, to the excellent impersonation and ability to really "play" to our team, made it a speech to remember. We've heard nothing but positive feedback from our employees, who all felt it was a great, fun break between our sessions.
Diane Weiser - COO, WeissComm Partners, Inc.
Thanks so much for a great job!Â What a terrific way to start this very important seminar. Too Funny! You captivated our audience of some 800 people. You had them laughing and repeating your comments all week long at the conference. It took awhile before the audience even knew you were not a "corporate guru" and expert. The jokes about individuals in our organization were very funny and well received. What else can I say, we look forward to working with you again.
Dan Fitzgerald - President, IASIU (Insurance Fraud Investigators)
"Thank you for your outstanding performance at our Annual Meeting! The crowd genuinely believed that you had just obtained a position as a top government official (as evidenced by the congratulations you received by one of the attendees later on!) Clearly, your many hours of preparation and personalization made for a convincing presentation. It was a complete pleasure to meet and work with you Harry!"
Kurt McMillan - Vice President, Business Management, Contract Services Association
"Thank you again for your wonderful performance at the SISO CEO Summit. When you appeared on stage posed as a Professor to discuss the social implications of tradeshow marketing and the economy, you had the audience's full attention. It was fun to watch them as they struggled to try to figure out if you were for real - You really had them going! Our CEO's could not stop talking about how hilarious the performance was. Your show and your business reflect your professionalism. Prior to the event it was a pleasure to work with you. The show itself was well thought out - funny and carefully put together so as not to cause embarrassment to anyone in the audience. I happily recommend you to anyone looking for a truly amazing experience - a great way to entertain a group at a conference or trade show."
Mary Beth Rebedeau - Executive Director, Society of Independent Show Organizers
(The following was part of a review for a different hoax speaker)
"The last time we caught one of these imposter acts was at the Hauppauge Industrial Association's 25th anniversary dinner in 2003, when comedian Harry Freedman was presented as a long-lost HIA founder. Our memory is that the needle went higher on the laugh meter there - and nobody ran out as soon as the act ended."
A.J.Carter - Newsday
“Kudos' for the fine job you did at our luncheon.”
Dave Schenck - Amerisourcebergen
“I had high expectations as to how the audience would react, and those high expectations were exceeded. The audience was belly-laughing for the entire 40 minutes!”
Richard Kacich - President, Yankee Atomic Electric Co.
“You were the highlight of the conference!”
John Koerner - Southern Ass'n of College & University Officers
“The jokes about our people are still flying around, and I'm also especially glad I opted for the interview video.”
Molly Thiel-VP, GB Home Equity
“Your reputation as a put-on does not do you justice. And taking on the task of M.C. with a script handed to you only minutes before going on is hard enough, but to be able to improvise takes a special talent. You were great!”
Nelson Colvin - California Landscape Contractors Ass'n
“Your timing, delivery and content, before a sophisticated audience, were extremely humorous, topical, and tasteful.”
Peter Wallis - Chairman, Calgary Airport Authority
“The amphitheater was filled with laughter”!”
Gloria Savage - Fiserv
“Your performance was a big hit!”
Debra Weiser -VP, St. Paul Travelers
“We are in the business of preventing and detecting fraud. To my surprise, you were able to fool our top-notch investigators. You helped build team morale and gave us laughs after a long day. A job well done!”
Richard Girgenti - KPMG, US. Partner in Charge, Forensic
“What a great success! Our partners continue to tell me you were the funniest they've ever seen. I'd recommend you to anyone interested in surprising their audience and leaving them smiling long after its over.”
Ted V. Leovich - VP, Brinker Franchise Operations
"Your performance was entertaining, very funny, and delivered with exceptional enthusiasm. The time you invested to learn our business made it even more believable."
Valerie Diamond - VP, Wells Fargo Bank
"After watching you, I think you could pretty much pass yourself as an expert in anything and continue to get laughs. Thanks for doing a wonderful job!"
Anish Jain - Institute of Business Forecasters
“I have received rave reviews regarding your presentation on health care. Your ability to inject humor into what is typically very serious subject matter not only caught the management team off guard, it enabled everyone to enjoy a good laugh. Your presentation provided management a transition point from their very busy and demanding professional role to one of relaxation and excitement. “Your humorous take towards certain selected and talented "characters" involved in managing our wonderful organization was the "cherry on top." Thanks again for helping to make our joyous celebration an even greater success. We will definitely keep you in mind for future engagements."
R. Scott Liff, Exec Director/GM Lab Svcs. John Muir/Mt. Diablo Health System
"Just a short note to say "Thanks" for a great evening of entertainment during our recent trade show dinner. Our guests are still talking about it! The way you incorporated our industry into your routine was extra special. We also loved the Q&A you videotaped with our key associates. It was hilarious."
Ken Nemeth - President, Value Merchandisers
"Thank you for the tremendous job you did performing at our recent retirement party for Stephen Allen. Your impersonation as an aide to Governor Pataki and his representative to labor unions was ideal since one of Steve's responsibilities was to lobby in Albany on our behalf. The look on people's faces as you slowly went from "legitimate" to comical was priceless. Some even thought you were risking your job by some of the outlandish comments directed at Steve, the Governor and the political scene in general until they finally caught on to the scam. A good time was had by all that night and your performance added to it greatly.”
Robert E. Bird - Second VP, Detectives Assn./Nassau County Police
"The program you designed for LIMBA was hilarious. I received nothing but favorable comments from the membership. I consider myself a person that appreciates comedy and I was not disappointed."
Ernie Fazio - Long Island Midsuffolk Business Action