Comedian | Motivational Speaker | Radio Host | Author
Judy is a comedian, motivational speaker, emcee and author. She is the creator and host of “Laughlines” and “Stand Up for The Girls” which have raised over $650,000 for breast cancer research. Croon is a also a Second City stand-up coach, radio host and author. She has been the opening act for many celebrities including; Joan Rivers, John Stewart,Lewis Black and Robert Klein. Her specials have appeared on NBC, CBS, CTV and The Comedy Network.
Judy has co-hosted morning radio shows on Toronto’s Mix 99.9, LA’s KFRG and XM Radio with Mike Bullard. On the stage, she draws from her performance experience, wit, and insight to entertain, inform and inspire in her dynamic keynotes and half day workshops entitled ‘Relieving Work Related Stress with Humour – Judy’s 7 Ingredients to Living Well That Don’t Include Tofu’, ‘Taming Hecklers – Dealing with Difficult Personalities’ and ‘Stand Up To Stress!’ Judy is the creator and host of “Laughlines” and “Stand Up for The Girls” which have raised over $650,000 for breast cancer research. She now fundraises for animals via Dogstarz. She is a co-author of the book ‘From the Stage to the Page: Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies!’.
Judy uses the powerful tool of comedy to get her message across but she also helps others get their message across by improving their pitch and presentation skills. Judy can be heard everyday at 5pm on LTD Radio – The Power of Positive. Judy’s keynote/workshops clients have included; Canadian Union of Public Employees, Ontario Ministry of Labour, Ceridian HR and Payroll Partner, Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, Certified Management Accountants of Ontario and Ontario Workplace Safety and Prevention Services.
- How to cope with information overload
- How to appreciate the incredible medical benefits of humour
- How happiness is a mindset
- How to increase your chances of surviving a heart attack by five times and increase your lifespan and quality of life by laughing
- How to increase your brain’s reasoning and decision-making
- Learn the surprising key to motivation and the most important gift you can give your child
In showbiz, a heckler is a person in the audience who disrupts the show. In business, a heckler is the person who disrupts the flow. As a performer, Judy notes that there are (3) specific types of hecklers in an audience: bullies, snipers and buffoons.
In her experience working with business clients, Judy notes there is distinct correlation with hecklers in the audience and hecklers in the workplace, including customers.
The strategies that Judy has developed as a performer in dealing with hecklers are extremely effective in a work environment. Not only do these strategies improve the culture in the office, improve productivity, efficiency and decrease bullying and absenteeism, but they’re also always good for a laugh or two.
Judy is a stand-up coach at Second City, MoSpeakers Big Day Academy and she also teaches privately. She is the author of Stand-Up Comedy School: Stand Up in 10 Steps.
Stand Up in 10 Steps is a hands-on workbook for comedians, corporate speakers and anyone who just wants to be funny! Judy uses the powerful tool of comedy to help others get their message across, improve their presentation skills and fight stress. Judy has a vast amount of experience as a keynote speaker for conferences and team building events. Her background is as a professional comedian, with a specialization in motivational speaking and adult learning.
Judy is able to provide customized presentations & workshops, to suit your needs.
After this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Use humour to improve their brainstorming and team building efforts;
- Use humour to lower their blood pressure and feel happier and healthier;
- Feel more confident in their creativity, risk taking and unique problem solving abilities;
- Feel more confident in stepping outside of their ‘comfort zone’ and thinking outside of the box;
- Improve their presentation skills using amusing anecdotes to make a point;
- Capitalize on their individual personalities and strengths using humour;
- Feel great after laughing and learning together;
- Realize that EVERYONE has a funny bone!
As an after-dinner comedian, Judy is at the top of her game. Her quick delivery, impeccable timing, and hilariously-unique slant, makes her one of the most sought after comedians in the country. She is a perfect fit to lighten the mood and entertain any audience for any type of corporate event or conference.
From the Stage to the Page by Judy Croon
Check out this new book that Judy has co-written with fellow speakers; Judy Suke, Meg Soper and Susan Stewart. A collection of: -Funny stories -Life lessons -Inspiring quotes -Great everyday tips Judy’s chapters are: -To Hell Gigs and Back -Rubber Chicken Soup -Punchlines on Purpose -Relieving Stress with Humour From Judy’s chapters, you’ll learn: -the medical benefits of comedy -how to deal with Bullies, Snipers and Buffoons -the 7 Ingredients to Living Well that Don’t Include Tofu -how to increase your chances of surviving a heart attack by five times -how to clean tough stains and vacuum those hard to reach places –NOT!
Stand Up in 10 Steps
‘Stand Up in 10 Steps’ is a hands-on workbook for comedians, corporate speakers and anyone who just wants to be funny! “I started stand-up comedy about 20 years ago. I started motivational speaking and privately coaching about 5 years ago. Since I came from a stand-up background, I recognized the value of comedy immediately when presenting a 45-minute, 90-minute or half-day workshop. As soon as my audience started to fidget, I threw in an extra punch line. I realized that stand-up could apply to any stage performance, especially those Death-by-Powerpoint presentations. I realized that the setups, lines and exercises could be applied to almost any topic. Trust me, you do not have to be a professional stand-up comedian to make your audience laugh” – excerpt from Stand Up In 10 Steps
- Accountability | Self Leadership
- Arts | Culture
- Attitude | Change of Attitude
- Bullying in the Workplace
- Burnout and Energy
- Difficult Conversations
- Employee Relations | Employee Solutions
- Excellence | Success
- Health and Wellness
- Humor in the Workplace
- Leadership | Leadership Development
- Leadership and Change
- Mental Health | Trauma
- Overcoming Adversity | Adversity
- Performance | Productivity
- Professional Growth | Personal Growth
- Soft Skills Development
- Stress Management
- Teamwork | Team Building
- Work Life Balance | Wellness
- Workplace Culture