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Jeff Kreisler

Award-Winning Satirist, Comedian, & Author


  • Get Rich Cheating: The Crooked Path to Easy Street
  • Comedy Against Evil: Political Absurdism
  • Lawyers Gone Funny: An Ex-Attorney Does Stand Up


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"Somebody get Jeff Kreisler on The Colbert Report ... As funny and as quotable as anything that appears daily on late-night TV. You are guaranteed a few laugh-out-loud verbal souvenirs to try out on your friends." -- The New York Times

"Hilarious ... His audience interactions are smooth and he knows how to stick the knife into our guts in the middle of a belly laugh." -- Chicago Tribune

Jeff Kreisler is executive editor of "My Wall Street Journal," with writers from The Daily Show, The Onion, Monty Python, and Spinal Tap, creator of a successful multimedia live-sitcom (The Americans), performed with the major US Presidential candidates, and is in the staff and cast of the new project from the co-creator of The Daily Show, Shoot The Messenger. He has written for Comedy Central's Indecision2008, Huffington Post, Jim Cramer's TheStreet.com ("Funny Money") and the Independent Film Channel. Kreisler also won the Bill Hicks Spirit Award for Thought Provoking Comedy and is the author of the critically-acclaimed Get Rich Cheating: The Crooked Path to Easy Street (Harper).

Kreisler has had hit shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and Glasgow International Comedy Festivals, has been featured on Fox News, the BBC, BBC-America, CBC, and Current TV, as well as CBS, NPR, and Sirius radio networks. He has also been featured in the Boston Globe, New York Post, and The Scotsman, in addition to numerous other newspapers and magazines. An in demand comedian and keynote speaker, he has spoken at universities, legal organizations and firms, political organizations, non-profit fundraisers, film festivals, corporate events, conferences, and in comedy clubs across the nation and all over the world.

Kreisler's first book, Get Rich Cheating is the definitive guide to the illegal, immoral, and fun, detailing the schemes that have proven time and time again to generate more cash than God, Google, and the Treasury combined. From accounting tricks to selling a Senate seat, audiences learn to (though aren't encouraged to attempt) how to:

* Get huge government bailouts, blow them on yachts, and come back for more
* Exploit family, friends, employees, the desperate, the weak, and the dumb
* Take advantage of society's indifference, ignorance, and celebrity bling worship
* Fake death and spend your ill-gotten booty sipping Mai-Tais on the beach

His hilarious, satirical how-to presentation uses real scams in business, sports, entertainment, and politics to show how we got into the mess we're in. But more than just a comedian's take on the state of the world, this is also a thoroughly researched look at contemporary cheating as told through some of its most successful participants. From Kenneth Lay to Bernie Madoff, Barry Bonds to Rod Blagojevich, he shares with audiences how to get rich cheating no matter what their focus -- highlighting examples of cheaters from all over society and showing how they got away with it by relying on the ignorance of others, scapegoating those around them, and capitalizing on a total lack of oversight and accountability. Fun, witty, and irreverent, Get Rich Cheating and its related presentation is for people who want to get ahead in life but are too lazy to put in the work.

Kreisler went to Princeton, Exeter, and Virginia Law, was an all-league football player, taught English in Russia, started a non-profit dedicated to at-risk youth, plays blues on the alto sax, has lived in New York City, San Francisco, Boston, and D.C., and, most of all, loves asparagus.

Praise for Jeff Kreisler:

"Professional, highly entertaining, engaging, informative, and extremely funny...Jeff, through his unique brand of humor and wit, helped put into perspective the dramatic events of the day."
-- Executive Director, World Affairs Council of Northern CA

"Lawyers Gone Funny was hysterical. Your show turned our night into a smash!"
-- Vinson & Elkins, LLP

"Jeff recently performed at a dinner event for our legal organization in San Francisco, which was attended by 580 of the area's top lawyers, judges, and politicians... and he rocked! He was very sharp, witty, funny and topical. He definitely added to the success of our event."
-- Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom

"Great stuff. Very funny. I wrote some of that down."
-- United States Senator, Tom Harken

"Jeff Kreisler is a heavy hitter... His hour holds some of the smartest political material around. One of the things that makes Kreisler fascinating is his unashamed love for America; he just hates what has been done to it..."
-- Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

"Jeff Kreisler is a bit of an optimist... Political comedy may not change the world, but it's the possibility that exposing a little bit of hypocrisy will keep people engaged that keeps Kreisler and other politically and socially motivated comics going."
-- The Boston Globe

"Jeff Kreisler and his Comedy Against Evil show were amazing. Jeff's act was thought provoking, edgy, and quite hilarious. We're definitely asking him back next year because he had all of us on the floor laughing for an entire hour."
-- Georgetown University

"Comedy Against Evil was truly a great evening. They found comedy in both Republican policy and the political world in general, giving us a much needed laugh"
-- Columbia University

"Comedy Against Evil was awesome for a school like ours that never has anyone amazing come to celebrate the like minded outspoken progressives that refuse to be drowned out the status quo. Truly amazing and a triumph for ND DEMS!"
-- University of Notre Dame

"Everyone who attended your show thought it was hilarious."
-- Wittenberg College

"You were hysterically funny, witty, and a breath of fresh air ... We would love to have you back again."
-- Colgate University

"All the feedback was insanely positive and you helped us start off a great weekend. We couldn't have anticipated a better show and you exceeded all expectations. You all had everyone laughing."
-- Clark University

"I could not have asked for a better event! One of the best ways to involve new members and have a great time!"
-- Boston College

Praise for Get Rich Cheating:

"Just by reading this book you'll earn an asterisk next to your name. You'll be laughing all the way to the bank, assuming other cheaters haven't forced it into bankruptcy yet."
-- Rachel Maddow

"A very funny book with a very timely message"
-- Terry Jones, Monty Python

"Thank God for Jeff Kreisler. He has given us a book that offers a much needed sucker punch to the greedsters who, well, get rich cheating. This is THE book to read in the unemployment line." -- Lizz Winstead, Co-creator of The Daily Show

"A brilliant and brilliantly sustained satirical broadside. On just about every page, you'll find a pithy, pointed barb worthy of the late great George Carlin"
-- Tony Hendra, National Lampoon, Father Joe, Spinal Tap

"Laugh out loud - I mean laugh out loud - roaring!"
-- Bullish on Books, CNBC

"Catcher in the Rye for evildoers."
-- Penthouse

"Is Get Rich Cheating - The Crooked Path to Easy Street by Jeff Kreisler a humor book, prescient, or a Wall Street / Washington user's manual? It is all three... Kreisler is that funny."
-- The Reviews Page

"One can easily envision Jeff Kreisler as a guest on The Colbert Report... He's funny, he has mad political criticism skills and, as his new book, Get Rich Cheating: The Crooked Path to Easy Street, reveals, he's shrewdly corrupt."
-- TheQNote.com

"I loooove Get Rich Cheating. When do I get my kickback?... A great airport / summer vacation read."
-- The Serious Comedy Site

"A really funny, and really sarcastic, tutorial on how to make money the easy way: illegally!"
-- LettersOnPages