Author Dave Schwensen

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Dave is the author of six books and has designed and instructs courses in communications and presentations skills for Cleveland State University, Youngstown State University and others. He's a former talent coordinator and consultant for television and live events in Hollywood and New York City.

In addition to school and business training programs and keynotes, Dave is a nationally recognized comedy coach for The Improv Comedy Club. He is author of How To Be A Working Comic and Comedy FAQs And Answers, and includes humor and entertainment in all his programs. Yes, he really can be called the nutty professor!

Dave has been featured on PBS Television and Radio, U.S. News & World Report, Chicago Tribune, The Hollywood Reporter, Ohio Magazine, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Magazine and many others.

A pop culture historian and enthusiast, he is the author of The Beatles At Shea Stadium and The Beatles In Cleveland. Both Top 40 Best Sellers on, Dave is a featured author at Beatles conferences throughout the U.S. and presents programs on the 1960s and the impact of The Beatles to schools, organizations and lifelong learners. Both books were added to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Library & Archives.

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Programs by Author Dave Schwensen

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Career Day: Comedy - R U Kidding Me?!

Learn about careers in the entertainment industry. The focus is on comedy because of Dave's behind the scenes experience, but it is also a look at the teams working with performers such as singers, actors, writers and other creative arts. Topics...


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Comedy Workshop

Laughter, creativity and having fun. Making jokes may not be standard practice in the classroom, but this is an opportunity for students to share their humor by creating and presenting a short stand-up comedy routine. Dave is a nationally...


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Creativity & Humor: Building the Foundation for Better Communications

Positive, creative and entertaining conversations based on common experiences are great ice-breaking tools that can ease tension, improve teamwork and networking and in many cases, build new friendships. Participants laugh and learn at the same time.


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The Beatles At Shea Stadium: The Beginning of Stadium Rock

On August 15, 1965 The Beatles performed in front of 55,600 fans at Shea Stadium in New York. This program is the story behind the first major stadium rock concert and making the network television special from author of The Beatles At Shea Stadium.


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The Beatles: Their Influence on American Teenagers and the Concert Experience

A musical and historic look at the baby boomer generation from 1963 to 1966 and the cultural impact of the Beatles in America. Includes films featuring news headlines, scenes of Beatlmania and a widening generation gap. Dave is the author of "The...


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Dave Schwensen
581 Main Street
Vermilion OH 44089
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Author Dave Schwensen cover:

Career Education
Fine Arts
Language Arts/English
Performing Arts
Social Studies/History

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

Creativity & Humor: Building The Foundation For Better Communications

"The kids absolutely loved the time spent with you! Thank you for engaging them and peaking their interest!" - Altoona Area Junior High School, Altoona, Pennsylvania

"The way that Dave personalized his session was great and the students really enjoyed it." - Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School, Red Deer, Alberta Canada

The Beatles: Their Influence on American Teenagers and the Concert Experience

"What I found most useful was how you weaved in the cultural dynamic. The Beatles themselves are representative of that change, and this is what I wanted my students to understand. Everyone loved the program. Two thumbs up! We would definitely recommend it to others." - Clark Fork High School, Clark Fork, Idaho

"This was music history coming to life! Our students learned something special, and saw the relevance of understanding something rather than merely being entertained by something." - Cleveland State University

Career Day: Comedy - Are You Kidding Me?

"(As an educator) I didn't realize that there was a job in comedy without being a comedian. It was interesting to learn about the coaching and management aspects of the field. Those interested in a career in comedy or the entertainment industry did learn about what the jobs entail and how to prepare for a career." - Lakeside Junior / Senior High School, Plummer, ID

"The students learning was impacted through the information that they received from Dave. I liked the hand-out that he provided for us. The hand-out defined the Entertainment team. The bottom line is that I learned a lot about the different jobs." - Browning Middle School, Billings, MT