Sir Winston was indeed ahead of his time. But despite his prophecy, mankind continued to believe and act as though a “Battle of the Sexes” was ongoing. Fierce, brutal, vital, outcome in doubt, a noble endeavor, worthy of valiant struggle. Various theories abound, but all exalt the glory of the conflict, and none advocate the laying down of arms. That is. . . until now. Rex Havens has a simple message for the men of America: “Sorry, fellas, it’s over, we lost!”
Rex Havens takes the very heart of the world around each of us, applies his own gentle combination of logic, bemusement and insanity, and offers it back to his audience in a way that is engaging, thoughtful and hilarious.
Rex has been delighting comedy audiences for 20 years, in world-famous comedy clubs like The Improv, Catch-A-Rising Star, Funny Bones and Zanies, on television for Showtime, Comedy Central and Comic Relief, on radio with Bob & Tom and NPR, cruise ships worldwide, and corporate clients including GM, American Express, Texaco, 3M, Coca-Cola, IBM, Toshiba, Lowe’s, Johnson & Johnson, Ameritech, Proctor & Gamble, State Farm, Quaker Oats, Verizon and the IRS (“Working for the IRS is the only sure way to get money from them.”), and numerous non-profit and charitable organizations, such as St. Jude’s and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
A former college professor who made the unusual transition to the standup comedy stage in the ’80’s, Rex has always believed that laughter is the best defense against a confusing and challenging world. Rex’s take on marriage and family has propelled him to performances in all 50 states and around the world, including London, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Bermuda, Montreal, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Aruba, Rome and Cannes.
- Everything I Needed To Know, I Learned From My Wife! (Entertainment)
Though it’s not a fair fight, and probably ought to be stopped, it thrives and rages for the most primal of reasons — it’s endlessly mysterious, fascinating and fun! Rex Havens braves this haunting, daunting battlefield armed with the only weapon essential to survival — laughter! Based on the only two truths Rex has learned about men and women — “I’m a man . . . and I’m Sorry!” Rex’s comedy routine is a fresh approach to an ageless subject, tongue planted firmly and cleverly in cheek, and dedicated to the notion that happiness lies not in victory, but in the glory and undeniable humor of the struggle. Yes, it’s not the destination but the journey, and the journey with Rex includes such lessons as:
• The Wedding. “Sorry, pal, not your day.”
• Women and children first. “Still not your day!”
• She’s your “better half.” Guess what that makes you.
• “I just hope you’re happy” and other lines your wife can deliver with a straight face.
• “Would it kill you to . . . . ?” No? Then do it and shut up.
• Marriage is a democracy: One woman, one vote!
• How my resourceful wife took a beautiful, huge, His-&-Her walk-in closet . . . and converted it . . . to a “Her!”
This is family-friendly stand-up comedy for all ages. Whether the battle is won or lost matters little in the end. When we’re able to examine honestly our strengths, weaknesses, insecurities and incongruities, with open minds, hearts and smiles, everyone wins!
- One Big Happy Family (Keynote)
Simply put, “One Big Happy Family” is the most entertaining communication and team-building seminar you will ever see. You’ll laugh like never before and come away with ideas and strategies which will make all of your relationships – professional and personal – stronger than they’ve ever been. Takeaways:
• The simple (translation: no-cost!) changes you can make today to improve your corporate culture and strengthen your team dynamic.
• The 7 things all managers should say to improve employee engagement and productivity.
• The 7 things all team members should say and internalize to resolve conflicts, or better still, avoid them before they begin.
• Communication strategies for creating seamless and enjoyable (“Yes!”) change management
• Communication improvement techniques for an age-diverse workforce. Striking PowerPoint demonstrating each generation’s mindset and formative influences