Craig Shoemaker


"After touring the world performing standup, I learned that laughter is a precious commodity.

I want to make people aware of the importance of adding laughter to our daily routine. It truly is the best medicine. Open up and say Ha Ha."

-DR. Craig Shoemaker

Nearly everyone responds to humor.  People want to laugh and play when given the opportunity.  The trick is to create those opportunities in everyday life situations and challenges.  Dr. Craig Shoemaker has the key…laughter.  Craig leads in a laughter filled journey through transformation and participation based workshops and speeches. 

Craig has the insight to guide audiences to change and heal their most serious issues with laughter because laughter is a gift that heals.  It is comedic speech with the intention to inspire people to manage their personal difficulties through humor.  

Sample Keynote Talks & Educational Sessions

LAUGHTER HEALS: Turning Tough Times Into Laughter (90 minutes) 

In this positively hilarious keynote program, Inspirational Comedian, Craig Shoemaker will use the acronym L.A.U.G.H. as a framework for sharing real-time tips to help you chose laughter more often than anxiety chooses you. Through the self-coined technique of "LAUGHIDATION," Dr. Shoe teaches us techniques we can utilize in our own lives to help us thrive in any situation, using laughter as a means to better manage difficult circumstances, by accessing the transformative power of laughter. 

CAREER FREEZE: Why Should Work Always Feel Like Work? (90 minutes)

How do we stay positive during the stress of our job? In this funny and poignant keynote program, Inspirational Comedian, Craig Shoemaker will take us through a hilarious peek at how our work and career can transform into a positive outcome, just by adding humor. When we learn how to manage pain and upset, we have a better chance of achieving inner calm amid the outer chaos. It works for many, including the Red Sox and Lakers, two professional teams Craig has helped turn into world champions! 

LAUGHTER & LEADERS: What Your People Want You to Know about Leadership (90 minutes)

This may be the funniest keynote program you have ever heard on the topic of Leadership. Motivational Comedian, Craig Shoemaker shares stories from his storied professional life regarding his observations on leaders who did it well and leaders who didn’t. Craig believes there are fundamental constants in the making of a great leader. Learn the everyday behaviors you can use today, to set a tone of trust, collaboration, and ownership among your team.

For complete list of talks and to get in touch :


For Business Inquires: 

Contact: Joe Flaherty

Innovative Artists | Comedy | Speakers | Conventions
1505 10th St.
Santa Monica, CA. 90401


What People Are Saying

"We have had Craig as both a speaker and comedian to our Superstar Retreats numerous times. His message and humor has had a profound impact on thousands of our high level clients. Craig is always a sure fire hit!"

-Mike Ferry, Mike Ferry Organization

"Craig brought much laughter and levity to an otherwise stressful CCPOA (California Correctional Peace Officer Association) convention. Thousands of members attend and the venue was completely full. To this day, members ask when we are bringing Craig back."

-Paul F. Ferrone, Esq., Adams, Ferrone & Ferrone

"Craig Shoemaker performed at our celebrity gala in San Diego for the Forman Foundation Breast Cancer Treatment Fundraiser. We've had comedians perform in the past, but nobody received a more positive response than Craig. He is a truly funny man and we would love to have him back."

-Mark Forman, Forman's Foundation to Find A Cure

"Picture yourself laughing out loud and non-stop for over an face actually hurt I was laughing so much! Craig is amazing! His body language itself it's just outstanding. He can make you laugh without even talking! I really enjoyed his performance and I look forward to seeing him again soon. Thank you Craig!"

– Martin Verdi, 777/Optimar International Realty


Craig is the funniest comedian we have ever had in over 30 years…. After his set our group of over 500 were so drained from laughing they could hardly stand up to leave the theater.. Craig also did a workshop on laughter which is the most popular and well attended we have ever scheduled.. truly a gifted comic and speaker…HIGHLY RECOMMEND…*****

                                                                                                                                                                     - Steve Abrams, Sober Vacations 


Ralph Waldo Emerson said “ To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people ….To leave the world a bit better…To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived = Success”  - Congratulations Craig!  Mission accomplished!  Thank you for sharing your wisdom and the gift of laughter ~ something needed during these challenging times for those in law enforcement.  Note:  This is the third time Craig has been a part of our conference as an entertainer and the first time as a guest speaker.  I highly recommend you consider him for either or both!


                                                                                                                                 - Cyndee K. Keroher, California Association of Highway Patrolmen


We would like to give a special “thank you” to Lovemaster Inc. and Craig Shoemaker’s team for working with us to put together an incredible entertainment line-up for our National Sales Conference. This was the first time that we had entertainment for every night of our sales trip and the best part was that we were able to get all of the performers in one place! Mark Eddie was engaging, funny and extremely entertaining, and was loved by every guest in the room. Cindy Kaza gave an unforgettable reading for many of our employees and was the “talk of the town”. Last but not least, Craig Shoemaker had many of guests in tears from laughing so hard. It was a great time had by all!

                                                                                                                               - Lacey LaManna, Event Manager for Finance of America Mortgage


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