Corporate comedian and overall corporate entertainer Mike Bova is a former sales/marketing guru and newspaper publisher. He’s also a motivational speaker and two-time award-winning (Upper State Independent Awards 2012, 2013) comedian performing at a variety of venues across the U.S.
Bova didn’t go looking for comedy, comedy found him. He was asked to co-host the popular Funny Business Radio Show and took over as host in the fall of 2011. It was one of the most popular shows on the Blog Talk Radio network, featuring nationally-known comics and garnering more than a quarter-million listeners. The Funny Business Radio Show saw rapid success hosting major headliners such as Alonzo Bodden, Tammy Pescatelli, Shawn Pelofsky, Eddie Brill and Dave Coulier.
Bova’s career as a stand-up comic began when he was asked to co-headline a comedy show along with a semi-finalist for the popular television series, Last Comic Standing. He now does stand-up comedy as the headliner at clubs across New York state, and also performs nationally.
Bova was co-producer of Comedy Central NY, a monthly stand-up comedy series which showcases top comedians from the region. Bova was the owner of Benny HaHa’s Comedy Club, which produced shows in the greater Utica, NY area.
Bova’s comedy productions include charity fundraising shows for organizations such as the Stevens Swan Humane Society, the Ava Dorfman Senior Center, and the Italian Heritage Club to name just a few. He was the founder and organizer of the CNY Veteran’s Comedy Shows, which raised money for the CNY Veteran’s Outreach Center in Utica, New York. The first show raised more than $2000 for the center.
After winning the Upper State Independent Award for Best Comedian in 2012, Bova was picked up by a New York City talent agent. He also won the award in 2013.
Bova lives in upstate New York with his wife and two daughters.
Interested in booking Mike for your corporate or not-for-profit event? See info below:
Event Rates Vary Due to Location of Venue & Content Needed. Rates will fit most any budget.
To book Mike for your event, contact Mike Bova, 81 Clinton Rd., New Hartford, N.Y. 13413 at (315) 404-8200 or email@example.com
Here is a link to Mike’s comedy demo reel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6q5TKm4Vww
Here is a link to one of Mike’s motivational videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anVH4key3N8