Las Vegas Headliner | Live Event & TV Host Personality | Philanthropist
Jeff Civillico recently celebrated a 10-year run on the Las Vegas Strip as a Headliner with Caesars Entertainment at the iconic hotel properties The LINQ, The Flamingo, and The Paris. His clean, family-friendly “Comedy in Action” show remains highly acclaimed: voted “Best of Las Vegas” three years in a row by the Las Vegas Review Journal, named “Entertainer of the Year” by Vegas Inc, and honored by his fans with a 5-star rating on Yelp, Ticketmaster, and Google.
Jeff now takes his renowned clean comedy show to live, virtual, and hybrid corporate events and conferences nationwide. He also serves as a Host and Keynote Speaker. When Jeff is not on stage or on camera, he is working on the continued expansion of his national nonprofit Win-Win Entertainment. Win-Win Entertainment brings smiles to children who need them in hospitals by arranging in-person and virtual visits from performers, athletes, and celebrities.
10 Fun Facts about Emcee, Las Vegas Headliner, Television Host Personality, and Corporate Entertainer Jeff Civillico
2. Jeff’s “Comedy in Action” show is highly-acclaimed, having been named: 3x winner of “Best of Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review Journal, one of the “Top 10 Things To Do In Vegas” by Total Vegas Guide, and “Entertainer of the Year” by Vegas Inc.
3. Jeff and his 10-year Las Vegas Residency will be featured in a full-length documentary in the coming months to a streaming service.
4. Jeff is in high demand in the meetings industry not only as a Corporate Entertainer, but also an Emcee and Keynote Speaker. Jeff has presented for countless companies including Disney, OSHA, AT&T, Verizon, Caterpillar, Grainger, AAA, Honeywell, Culver’s, Auntie Anne’s, Rite Aid, Cisco, and A&W.
5. Jeff now serves as a virtual emcee and entertainer for virtual events, partnering with Show Creators Studios in Las Vegas. He’s done 200+ virtual events since March 2020!
6. Jeff has extensive TV experience as an emcee and host personality. He has hosted national programs on ABC, NBC, ESPN, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, etc. He is a regular guest host of “The Morning Blend” on KTNV-Las Vegas.
7. Jeff is Founder and Chairman of Win-Win Entertainment, a 501c3 national non-profit that brings smiles to children in who really need them by arranging in-person and virtual hospital visits from professional entertainers, athletes and celebrities. Win-Win Entertainment is 100% volunteer based.
8. Jeff is an avid professional member of the National Speakers Association, having served as the Marketing Chair and Membership Chair for the local Vegas chapter. He is honored to be the “wow emcee” for the 2021 NSA National Conference in Las Vegas in July.
9. Jeff remains very committed to his alma mater Georgetown University. He is President of the local Georgetown University Alumni Club of Las Vegas, and sits on the Board of Governors for the University Alumni Association at large.
10. Jeff is a little crazy! He holds a world record for bungee jumping on his unicycle off a cliff in New Zealand, and goes “joggling” for fun. “Joggling” = juggling while jogging. He raised $5000+ as a team member of “Athletes for Special Kids” by joggling all 26.2 miles of the Disney Marathon.
Work That Matters
So often we think of a career in a given industry as the ending point. We want to get a certain job for a certain reason – title, status, money, respect, etc. If we go through X amount of schooling, jump through X amount of hoops, get X amount of clients, then we will arrive at the profession / position we want and therefore be happy. What if we flipped that mindset? What if acquiring that position or desired career wasn’t the end, but just the beginning?
In “Work That Matters,” Jeff uses his own personal story of leveraging his Vegas show platform to create more meaning in his work and life than he could ever have imagined starting off on his career journey. The programs that evolved from Jeff’s Vegas show platform were not revenue-driven, but indirectly have added a great deal of business and value to his brand in a virtuous circle. Through a series of strategic “pivots,” Jeff was able to flip hardships into assets, and secure a contract as a relatively unknown entertainer at the time with Caesars Entertainment for his own headline show at The Flamingo Hotel & Casino. Jeff’s story of fighting through the cutthroat politics of the entertainment industry in Las Vegas is eye opening, humorous, and powerful.
Jeff challenges his audiences to view a successful profession in whatever their field might be as the beginning and not the end. What could your attendees accomplish if they re-imagined their professional career as an opportunity to do as Jeff calls it, “work that matters?”
•Jeff is the perfect blend of entertainer and speaker. His signature talk “Work That Matters” is a perfect way to start or end a meeting, conference, or any opportunity where you want your attendees both thoroughly entertained and inspired.
•You can’t always bring your attendees to Vegas, but you can always bring Vegas (Jeff!) to your attendees. Don’t forget that by hiring Jeff you are not only getting an inspiration speaker, but also a true Vegas headliner that will bring a level of credibility to your event entertainment.
•Jeff will enable a renewed sense of passion and purpose in attendees’ work and lives. Attendees will walk away more engaged with what they do, and why they do it. Jeff is the perfect presenter for companies who look beyond numbers to the importance of caring for the “the whole person.”
Power of the Pivot
Jeff’s journey from juggling in his kitchen as a child to headlining in Vegas with own TV show is naturally inspiring, and his passion is naturally contagious. His story of fighting through the cutthroat politics of the entertainment industry is eye-opening, humorous, and powerful. Jeff shared how through a series of strategic “pivots” along his career path, he has continuously leveraged what he has had to flip hardships into assets. Attendees walk away with actionable insights on how and when to apply pivots of attitude, energy, and mindset to their work and personal lives.
Thank you so much for entertaining our 650+ members at MHEDA's 60th annual convention! You were an absolute hit with the attendees both as an emcee presiding over our opening business meeting and during your closing comedy/juggling act. I am completely amazed at the talent you possess and as I mentioned after your performance, I have to wonder how many injuries you sustained learning how to juggle meat cleavers, bowling balls, etc. It was incredible to watch you in action! The final performance with the light show was totally mesmerizing and a great way to end your show. A few years ago we began hiring emcees for our opening business meeting to turn a "ho-hum" meeting into something more fun and engaging. You hit the mark 100% adding the perfect blend of humor, entertainment and interactivity with MHEDA's convention chair. And you were wonderfully easy to work with considering how many times I had to send you revised scripts and directions. You made our lives easy during a very complicated opening session given all the speakers, costume changes, announcements, etc. Thank you so much and please let us know if we can serve as a personal reference. You were fantastic!!!
MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION
We have worked with various different entertainment professionals for our conferences over the past few years and I can say unequivocally that Jeff Civillico is by far one of the absolute best at his trade. Jeff's act from introduction through conclusion is pulse pounding, energetic, engaging, hilarious and centered on providing the most entertaining show one can imagine. Jeff's skills and ability to interact with his audience are next to none. Jeff packages much more than the simple art of juggling into his performance and will keep the audience engaged and laughing during the entire show. His unique style is nothing short of brilliant. In addition to all of what Jeff offers you for a show, you might also appreciate that he works diligently with fellow artists to provide entertainment through his Win-Win Non-Profit Entertainment group for charitable organizations.
We included Jeff Civillico once again within the format of our video interviews and entertainment throughout our 2016 Annual Business Conference. This is the third year Jeff has been part of the conference and our attendees love him. He has become one of the family. His ease with the attendees, his adaptability to the conference themes we try to integrate, and his overall delivery bring a fun and entertaining element that the audience truly enjoys. He is so easy to work with and makes our job as planners a breeze. Thank you Jeff for helping us end the 2016 conference on a great note! And we'll see you next year!
Jeff Civillico is not only one of the most professional entertainers I have worked with but he also shared his heart as our Evening of Wishes Gala Emcee. Jeff skillfully interviewed Utah Wish Kids and volunteers and helped us convey the hope, strength and joy behind every wish.
Jeff was the most entertaining and inspirational speaker we at Smart Meetings have seen in a long time! He fully engulfed the room as he took the stage at our Smart Meeting LAX. Our corporate meeting professionals were wowed and loved his engaging, fun performance. I recommend him to any event or meeting planner who wants a show stopping performance.
We hired Jeff for a corporate event and he was great! His show was very entertaining but the best part was the audience participation. Everyone was entertained and engaged. He provided entertainment for us well past the show being over. It was the right balance of entertainment and comedy while not being a long boring show. It was just right. Two thumbs up!
You were part of our 11th annual, black tie awards dinner, in Nashville this month, and this was the 6th time I was charged with producing the show. It's been a commitment of mine to our executive team to continue to raise the bar with entertainment. It gets harder and harder every year. Your combination of raw talent, comedy laced with tons of great "improv", and hilarious audience participation brought something we had never experienced before - and people loved it! I believe the laughter is what made your act so memorable amidst 30 other we've chosen over the years. It was a ton of fun to work with you, and watch you "bring it" to our best people. I'd recommend you highly. Thank you for helping to make this event one of the best parts of my role with our company.
Having seen Jeff Civillico's performance in Las Vegas, I knew that he would be perfect for the entertainment part of our annual convention. I was concerned that he couldn't replicate his Las Vegas act on a smaller stage and in a smaller setting. I assumed he couldn't bring his many props to Arkansas and would have to give us an abbreviated performance. Boy was I wrong! His Arkansas performance was the highlight of our convention and I'm still receiving compliments from our attendees. Along with the compliments, many of our corporate sponsors want his contact information so they can book him for their corporate meetings. If anyone wants an endorsement have them call me and I can tell them how Jeff made me look good!
INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENTS OF ARKANSAS
I wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for your incredible performance at our recent Convention! Right off the bat, you were professional and flexible and effortlessly utilized your comedic genius, sarcastic wit, use of props and impeccable timing to keep the audience in stitches the entire time. More importantly, you achieved our goal, left our members with a smile and set the tone for a truly fun and memorable event. You are a gem, Jeff, and at the top of my recommendation list. ...but seriously, how will we top you next year? Thanks again and best of luck!
GRAIN AND FEED ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
WOW! Jeff did an amazing performance on Saturday evening for The Fremont Motor Companies' Awards Banquet Party. To be honest, I did not know how he could top the performance from the prior year and was nervous for the appearance. It is difficult to compare, but Jeff's act was equal if not better! People were laughing so hard that they were crying. We are getting calls and e-mails from our employees, thanking us for a wonderful evening and for bringing Jeff to Casper. Jeff was hilarious, amazingly talented and personable with everyone. We own automobile dealerships and had 630 people attending from all occupations. you will not be disappointed if you hire him. Please feel free to call me to discuss Jeff's talent if you need further clarification.
FREMONT MOTOR COMPANIES
Jeff has been a tradition for our new resident orientation at Florida Hospital for the last 3 years and we expect to have him for many years to come. He brings an amazing energy to the group with his various ice breakers. He teaches residents how to juggle with scarves and then graduates them to real juggling balls. We have told our residents that they must display this skill to officially graduate the program. His show entertains everyone from a child to a retired physician. Jeff is quick-witted and energetic and creates a hysterical, family-friendly show. His presence is always our highest rated part of the orientation, I have loved working with Jeff and can't wait to plan our next orientation for next year!
We at Culver Franchising System, Inc. had the pleasure of working with Jeff Civillico at our recent convention. Our annual gathering brings together franchise partners, team members and suppliers totaling 1,000 individuals for four days of business, fun and re-energizing. Jeff certainly delivered on helping with the latter two. This was the first time Culver's introduced and "outsider" to play an active role in our convention activities. His blend of verbal and physical comedy was incredibly well received by our attendees. He held everyone's attention because you weren't sure what he was going to do next! By the end of our convention we felt that Jeff had become part of the Culver family. We encourage you to consider Jeff for a dynamic addition to your next corporate event. We look forward to having him back again in the future.
CULVER FRANCHISING SYSTEM, INC.
As the Certified Corporate Concierge for Hughes Center, a 1.5 million sq. ft. mixed-use Class A office complex, I am responsible for implementing a monthly tenant event for our customers who work at the 68-acre mixed-use campus. Uniqueness establishes Hughes Center apart from everyone else. So, it was a natural fit to match your amazing talents and energy to one of our events, which I did in April, 2013. From the planning stages to the completion of your performance, you were the ultimate professional. Paperwork was an ease to complete, conversations accomplished everything in question, and the day of the event was primarily stress-free. Your performance reflected the ability you have to make things appear as if they are "in the moment" and not planned or rehearsed, although one knows they have to be...no one has THAT kind of talent without lots of practice. Your personality is so natural with the audience and your ability to engage them and timing to their responses is an art that only those who are finely tuned in to their audiences can master. By the end of the two, 1-hour performances you did at Hughes Center, you had turned what started out as polite laughter into displays of uncontrollable, eye-watering howls! The energy level and content of your comedy, juggling and talent all combined, is unmatched. The audiences really appreciated how you included them in your rapport and to coordinate that, while juggling and riding a unicycle requires impeccable timing and talent, both of which you possess so naturally. Hughes Center has always provided their customers with unparalleled amenities and I am glad to say, we have accomplished that once again, with the talents and energy in the performance of Jeff Civillico.
You did it! You made this year's annual conference one for the history books! Thank you for your partnership throughout the coordination process. I appreciate that you took the time to understand the purpose of our conference, the audience profile and the goals that we were trying to target. You helped us hit the mark in a fun and memorable way. Your man on the street interviews were fantastic. Your ease with our attendees and leadership made everyone engaged and set a lighter tone during our social networking gatherings. Entertaining this audience through an awards dinner is always a bit risky and cause of a bit of angst for me. You were right on! The audience engagement was hysterical and your humor made the night shine! We are all still laughing and scratching our heads on how we top that performance for next year's global conference. Thank you for your professionalism and genuine engagement with our group. You are one of the best!
COUNTRY INNS & SUITES
What a hoot! Jeff performed at our annual Awards dinner and he was extremely well received by our group. They loved the audience participation portion of the act and it was good clean fun for everyone. Jeff is easy to work with and was extremely flexible on our last minute requests. He has a great energy that really brings the show to life!
CETERA FINANCIAL GROUP
We just recently wrapped up our 55th Annual Conference at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas NV. Being from Ottawa, Ontario Canada we enlisted the help from a Just Ask Where! representative to help with finding some type of entertainment for our Opening Reception. We were referred to Jeff Civillico and were told that we would not be disappointed. Jeff in turn sent us two copies of his DVD's to review his act which sold us on hiring his services for our Opening Reception to break the ice and a great start to our Convention the next day. Down to earth and laid back, it was very easy to work with Jeff and he did everything to accommodate us in our venue. He drew our delegates in and involved them in his act which was gut laughingly funny. He surely didn't disappoint and he was the conversation piece for the rest of the evening. I would recommend him without hesitation. It was a pleasure working with you and hope to again in the future. Good luck in your future endeavors.
CANADIAN ROOFING CONTRACTOR ASSOCIATION
Thank you for your outstanding performance at The Fox Theatre in Tucson, AZ on August 16, 2015. I was very pleased with the accolades you received from the audience, including one man who stated effusively, that he had not seen his wife laugh so hard in the last 6 years. Everyone who was there gave your show glowing reviews. I hope you get more opportunities to perform at venues such as the Fox Theatre, as you have a very energetic, uplifting act, and it is appropriate for all ages. It was also wonderful to deal with such a professional and kind individual. Your prodigious talent notwithstanding, you maintain a kind and professional aura. I especially appreciated you staying after the show for photos and autographs with the attendees. Please feel free to use my name as a reference. I feel I can recommend you without reservation.
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