James "Doc" Blakely is a winner of the National Speakers Association's highest honors, CSP, CPAE, the Cavett Award, and one of America's funniest and most entertaining speakers. He tells tall tales and does musical performances and is listed among the top twelve humorists in America.
Audiences around the world appreciate his first-rate, clean humor, and timely anecdotes. He is also a talented musician, performing a two-man western musical show with his son, novelist Mike Blakely. A hit from Austin to Boston, "Doc Blakely and the Swing Riders" have received rave reviews throughout America.
Doc Blakely is one of the most acclaimed humorists in the speaking world today. A musician, author of seven books including Keep ‘Em Laughing and The Handbook of Wit and Pungent Humor, regular weekly columnist of the syndicated humor column “Pokin’ Fun,” and member of the National Speaker’s Association Hall of Fame, Doc Blakely has been wowing audiences for over 20 years. All done with good, clean humor! But don’t let his humor filled style fool you. Doc is a Ph.D. who packs his fun presentations with great skills - backed by over 20 years of research by Harvard University – that help audiences open up, take a look at themselves, and learn new ideas that foster communication, success, and a positive outlook on life.