What Patrick is Passionate About
Customized Comedy / Host For Your Event
Every planner would love to have laughter as part of their event.
But when the idea ‘comedian’ gets suggested, there are hesitations and even difficult experiences remembered. Will the performance be funny but acceptable for all attendees? Will the material feel connected to the event?
Patrick Ledwell’s clean, customized comedy is the positive answer to these questions.
He has developed different styles of performance to suit different venues and groups. These performance styles range from direct standup storytelling, to an enhanced multimedia slide show, with themed, custom created graphics for the group. He also writes scripts for hosted events, and is experienced in facilitating collaborative sessions.
Patrick’s quick-witted comedy has brought him national recognition with multiple appearances on CBC Radio’s “The Debaters.” He has hosted at the East Coast Music Awards, and performed at the Halifax and Moncton Comedy Festivals.
The Lighter Side of Mental Wellness in the Workplace
Patrick Ledwell is a popular writer and performer with an acclaimed style of customized, creative comedy. In this one-hour presentation, you will experience shared laughter, hear recent research on workplace health, and take away some practical approaches that can be integrated into personal wellness.
Patrick will explore three key questions
*Is mental wellness given the same consideration as physical wellness?
*How can work teams find meaningful ways of handling setbacks and stressful situations?*What are some practical strategies we can personally adopt to handle information overload?
Ledwell & Haines Comedy & Music Review
The Ledwell and Haines Review tells Atlantic Canadian stories through high-tempo comedy and foot-stomping music. Their show has been described as “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” meets “Don Messer’s Jubilee,” a modern comic take on the traditional Maritime kitchen party.
On the nightly menu, there’s stand-up comedy, traditional and contemporary music, mock-informative projected slideshows, and new combinations at every curve. The Ledwell and Haines show sets out to leave the theatre rafters ringing, with hand clapping, laughter, and lots of crowd singing and participation.
The only rules? That the stories ring true to Atlantic Canada, bring together everyone aged 13 to 93, and help all check their worries at the door for the night.
Why You Will Love Patrick
Patrick is one of the funniest people in Canada, period.
Host of CBC's 'The Debaters'
Many if not all entertainers say they will ‘customize’ their approach to suit each audience. But Patrick took that promise to a whole new level!
Jane L. Davies, Conference & Project Manager
Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute
Everyone loved your piece. We’ve a few hundred delegates recovering from having laughed so hard it hurt.
CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Many of the participants thought it was the best entertainment at the Gala … ever. And that says a lot for 40 years worth.
CAFP, Canadian Association of Food Service Professionals
We received nothing but RAVE reviews on the performance, most especially the humorous anecdotes provided by Patrick that were brilliantly presented.
Manager Member Planning, Canadian Standards Association CSA Group
BIG thank you to Patrick Ledwell for his amazing performance and professionalism as the MC for the CPRS Award of Excellence Gala. Patrick was a perfect fit for the event and was rated the best gala MC we have had in 15 plus years. We can’t thank you enough for bringing our event to life!
Kiki Danielle Cloutier, CEM
Director, Marketing Communications & Events, Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)
Not only did Patrick keep the audience laughing, but he did it in a very classy way! He had clearly researched our business and customized the set, which made it even funnier for our employees.
Site Director Rogers Moncton
Patrick Ledwell’s entertainment was fantastic. Patrick provided a customized show that our teachers found hilarious and left them wanting more. We would highly recommend having him and hope to have him back again!
Chad Gallant, Staff Development Services
PEI Teachers Federation
I am so grateful that we made the decision to engage Patrick in our Enhancing Care Conference. His time at the end of our event was perfectly crafted, in terms of messaging, and was the perfect end to a great event. We so appreciated his professionalism and the very important message he offered all in the room.
Executive Director, Alzheimer NB
Patrick Ledwell pulled off the difficult feat of being funny while also delivering thoughtful insight. His performance was tailored to our group and as such, everyone could relate to what he was saying and his punchlines had the entire crowd in stitches. Mental health is not an easy topic to discuss, but Patrick managed to lighten the mood while maintaining respect for the sensitive matters at hand. Kudos to him for a great performance!
Karen Baillard, Workplace
Veterans Affairs Canada
When we decided to take a lighter approach to Mental health in the Workplace we weren’t sure what to expect. I am happy to report that Patrick’s presentation went beyond all expectations. It was absolutely hilarious in a way that was respectful and filled with compassion. We were so very impressed by his ability to shed light on such a serious issue while keeping a very diverse group of employees laughing constantly. I highly recommend Patrick for any event in which you want to look at Mental Health in a new and fresh way.
Project Manager, Manager & Team Leader Community — Atlantic Region Service Canada / Government of Canada