Peter Lipsey




Isn't the road fun?


Peter lives in Wilmette, IL, a suburb just north of Chicago with his wife, three kids. Unlike other comedians, he has had many jobs in the "real world" including being a licensed Realtor, before delving into the business of being funny.

After receiving his Journalism degree from Drake University, Peter held many writing positions for radio stations, magazines and an advertising agency. It wasn't until he worked part-time as a bartender at a club that had "open mic"competitions, that he decided to try standup. The first time he went on stage, Peter went 15 minutes over the time limit not knowing that the flashing red light meant get the #$%@# off the stage.

With 19 years under his belt, Peter has found his audience. He is intelligent, literate and sharp. His delivery comes right out of the old school: premise, setup and punch line. If you get it--great. If not--sorry, off to the next joke!

Performing mainly for corporate, private and college clients and occasionally comedy clubs that aren't to far from home, Peter customizes all his shows upfront. Says Lipsey,"if you can make them laugh at the industry material, that's half the battle." His forte is writing topical jokes on a daily basis. It's a great way to hone his writing chops.

Peter has completed three screenplays and is finishing up a fourth with his writing partner. They are listening to all offers!

IT'S TIME FOR PEOPLE TO START LAUGHING AGAIN. For your entertainment value, try something fun, different and memorable and hire a Comedian To Rent, For Your Event!

Peter's hobbies include: Golf, Racquetball and preparing to run in his 10th Chicago Marathon.


Ps. Here's a quick joke for you:

A salesman knocks on a door...

Five year-old kids answers with a lit cigar in one hand and a half a bottle
of Jack Daniels in the other...

Salesman goes...Are your parents home?

Kid says...

For the punchline, you know how to contact me!

What they say about Peter Lipsey:

"...Your presentation which led to the success of our General Meeting was very much appreciated. The timing was perfect and just what the crowd needed at that time of day..."
Stephen Bledsoe President
Southern California Rock Products Association

"...The Office of Campus Life would like to express, and I would personally like to say, that having worked with you was a wonderful experience from the time we first made contact to the time of the show. Students who attended loved the show; and those who couldn't make it heard they missed a great performance..."
Margaret Gonzales
Coordinator of Campus Life and Conferences
New Mexico Highlands University

"...What a wonderful job you did for The Wellness Community's premier event--Laughing Matters. All of your material was appropriate for the crowd and very funny..."
Mary Arnold
Special Events Coordinator
The Wellness Community of Greater St. Louis

"...On behalf of the Comedy Committee, we would like to say thank you once again for making our first performance of the year a complete success. From the beginning in booking a date, to the final thank you, we can honestly say that it was a pleasure working with someone as friendly as yourself..."
Comedy Chair
Elizabethtown College

"...Pete was a hit. The students on ore campus were impressed and laughed the night away. For over an hour, his tasteful jokes kept everyone in stitches. Pete was a true professional, easy to deal with and very accommodating. I would recommend Pete on any campus, big or small..."
Office of Student Activities
Nichols College

"...Peter was a wonderful person to work with and have for our event. His comedy was funny and he really knew how to feel out the crowd in terms of his material. We were pleased with his performance and look forward to working with him in the future..."
Variety Chairperson
Valparaiso University

"...From the beginning to the end, it was an OUTSTANDING performance and everyone enjoyed it. You appealed to the college aged students as well as the non-traditional students..."
Variety Entertainment Chair
University of Northern Colorado

"...Thank you for doing such a great show for us. Your upbeat attitude and hilarious comedy style left our students and faculty in attendance laughing and talking about your performance well after the show. We hope you¹ll come back..."
Friday Afternoon Club Chairperson
Colorado School of Mines

"...Thank you so much for scheduling on such short notice and then putting on an amazing show. Several comedy fans expressed great appreciation for your style and content. We hope to have to back again sometime soon..."
CAB President
Lakeland College

"...Our Campus Activities Board was very pleased with with the turnout and your performance. You were very humorous and reacted very well with the crowd..."
Coordinator of Student Activities
Chadron State College


Peter Lipsey has spoken for these groups and many more:


Village of Wilmette Illinois

University of Minnesota Late Nite

Southern California Rock Products Association

ERA Real Estate

20th High School Reunion-Lincoln Nebraska

Prince of Peace School Fundraiser

Eagle Concrete

Illinois Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association

IBC Corporation holiday party

Quinn, Johnston, Henderson & Pretorius--Law Firm

Ukes Harley Davidson Dealership

Manatron Inc.

Wisconsin Propane Gas Association & The LaCrosse Area Builder's Association

The Great Southwestern Illinois Assoc. of Plumbing - Heating & Cooling

University of Wisconsin/Stevens Point

SOMC LIFE Center-Ohio

Dakota Asphalt Pavement Association

Transpac USA...

Country USA-Wisconsin

International Monetary Systems

Truman College



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