Dave Schwensen is an entertainment journalist, award-winning humor columnist, pop culture historian and nationally recognized comedy coach. His insider's knowledge of the comedy industry was earned as talent coordinator for the television show "A&E's An Evening at the Improv," The Improv Comedy Clubs in Hollywood and New York City, and consultant for many television programs, networks and film studios. As a talent agent he has worked with comedians and humorous speakers in the corporate, college, special event and theater markets.
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Dave witnessed the excitement of Beatlemania when his parents took him to see The Beatles during their final tour. The memories inspired his best-selling book "The Beatles In Cleveland" and his latest, "The Beatles At Shea Stadium." Dave is a featured author at numerous Beatles festivals and shares insights about the group and the concert experience at schools and special events.
Dave is the author of two popular blogs that cover both topics:
For insider information about the comedy business visit TheComedyBook.Wordpress.com
For a combination of classic rock and humor, check out Dave's "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" song countdown at TheClassicRocker.com
Dave has been featured on PBS Television and Radio, The Hollywood Reporter, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Back Stage: The Performing Arts Weekly, Insidebiz.com Magazine, U.S. News and Report, Ohio Magazine and others.
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VideosThe Beatles In Cleveland
The Beatles performed in Cleveland during their 1964 & 1966 tours. This Channel 19 Action News feature includes rare photos, concert film and interview with the author of "The Beatles In Cleveland."Comedy Workshop TV News Feature
TV News Feature: Dave Schwensen's comedy workshops at The Improv Comedy Club. Dave is the author of "How To Be A Working Comic: An Insider's Guide To A Career In Stand-Up Comedy," "Comedy FAQs And Answers: How The Stand-Up Biz Really Works" and "Comedy Workshop: Creating & Writing Comedy Material for Comedians & Humorous Speakers."
The Beatles At Shea Stadium: The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert
The concert that launched the modern era of outdoor stadium shows. This is the story behind the August 15, 1965 concert at New York's Shea Stadium - one of the most exciting events in Beatles and rock history - told through exclusive interviews and researched commentary. Book includes rare photos, memorabilia, and never-before published correspondence, documents and production notes.
Comedy Workshop: Creating & Writing Comedy Material For Comedians & Humorous Speakers
Comedy material can come from just about anywhere when you know how to look for it. Learn to take creative ideas and real life experiences onto the comedy stage and speaker's platform. The author of "How To Be A Working Comic" and "Comedy FAQs And Answers" returns with an innovative guidebook dedicated to creating and writing original comedy material.
Father's Days... and Nights: Humorous Tales from the Frontlines of Fatherhood
When asked about his children, every dad worth his weight in fatherhood has stories. The best ones are like the collection shared in this book: entertaining, funny and full of love. Award winning humorist and comedy coach Dave Schwensen declares life was never the same after becoming a father – and neither was his nervous system. His experiences and insights will have you laughing out loud.
The Beatles In Cleveland: Memories, Facts & Photos About The Notorious 1964 & 1966 Concerts
Two of the wildest concerts in Beatles and rock'n roll history. Includes never before published photos of The Beatles and eyewitness accounts from promoters, opening acts, deejays, fans and others. A concert by The Beatles was not just about the music, but also the emotions stirred by the most influential group in the history of popular music. Foreword by Bill Harry, founder of "Mersey Beat."
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