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Book Talk: David Nihill – Do You Talk Funny?

January 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

January in San Francisco is all about Sketchfest Comedy Festival and all things funny. This book talk is certainly that! Join us for an evening of laughter with Irish bestselling author David Nihill.

Tickets include wine, beer and soft drinks and for the first 50 people to buy tickets, a signed copy of David’s bestselling book Do You Talk Funny.


In what doesn’t sound like the best plan ever, David decided to overcome his fears by pretending to be an accomplished comedian called “Irish Dave” who just happened to be on tour in America for one full year, crashing as many comedy clubs, festivals and shows as possible. One part of the plan was at least logical: he was already Irish and already called Dave.

In one year, David went from being deathly afraid of public speaking to hosting business conferences, regularly performing stand-up comedy, and winning storytelling competitions in front of packed houses. He did it by learning from some of the best public speakers in the world: stand-up comedians.

He also told a lot of funny stories along the way. Join us as David shares them along with the principles, techniques and tools of the world’s best TED speakers in a humorous talk based on his bestselling book Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (And Funnier) Public Speaker.

About the Author:

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, David is the author of the best-selling book Do You Talk Funny? and the Founder of FunnyBizz Conference. His work has been featured in Inc., Lifehacker, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Irish Times, and Forbes.

His program with over 24,000 students has been featured by Prezi as one of the best training courses for presenters, his book remains one of the highest rated in the world on the (usually not so wildly exciting) topic of public speaking and his content has been read by over one million people.

A sought after international business speaker, David has also performed standup comedy at leading clubs including Cobbs, the Comedy Store, the Improv, the Punchline and the Upright Citizens Brigade, even though he strongly denies being a comedian and is well aware most people don’t understand his accent. As a storyteller he finished runner up in NPR’s the Moth’s largest US story telling competition and has won multiple Moth Storyslam competitions.

A graduate of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School he calls San Francisco home when immigration officials permit, and was named on the 2017 Irish America 100 List, which recognizes the accomplishments of the best and the brightest Irish-American and Irish-born leaders.

More info here: davidnihill.com


January 18
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


General Assembly
225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States


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