Rex Havens, CSP
In 1949, in response to a statement that women would rule the world in the year 2000, Sir Winston Churchill replied, “Still?…”
Sir Winston was indeed ahead of his time. But despite his prophecy, mankind continued to believe and act as though a “Battle of the Sexes” was ongoing. Fierce, brutal, vital, outcome in doubt, a noble endeavor, worthy of valiant struggle. Various theories abound, but all exalt the glory of the conflict, and none advocate the laying down of arms. That is. . . until now. Rex Havens has a simple message for the men of America: “Sorry, fellas, it’s over, we lost!”
Rex Havens takes the very heart of the world around each of us, applies his own gentle combination of logic, bemusement and insanity, and offers it back to his audience in a way that is engaging, thoughtful and hilarious.
Rex has been delighting comedy audiences for 20 years, in world-famous comedy clubs like The Improv, Catch-A-Rising Star, Funny Bones and Zanies, on television for Showtime, Comedy Central and Comic Relief, on radio with Bob & Tom and NPR, cruise ships worldwide, and corporate clients including GM, American Express, Texaco, 3M, Coca-Cola, IBM, Toshiba, Lowe’s, Johnson & Johnson, Ameritech, Proctor & Gamble, State Farm, Quaker Oats, Verizon and the IRS (“Working for the IRS is the only sure way to get money from them.”), and numerous non-profit and charitable organizations, such as St. Jude’s and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
A former college professor who made the unusual transition to the standup comedy stage in the ’80’s, Rex has always believed that laughter is the best defense against a confusing and challenging world. Rex’s take on marriage and family has propelled him to performances in all 50 states and around the world, including London, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Bermuda, Montreal, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Aruba, Rome and Cannes.
Want to thank you for your recommendation for this year’s entertainer. You were right on the money! REX HAVENS WAS TERRIFIC! Some comments from our CEO were: ‘Nice to have wholesome entertainment.’ ’Really enjoyable and entertaining act!’ and ‘Good choice for this year’s banquet!’ He was a real professional, and easy to work with.
Laurie L. Sorensen, Director “Your hilarious keynote presentation, “Everything I Need to Know I Learned From My Wife!, was the perfect fit for the convention’s closing session. The standing ovation from over 550 persons in attendance was well deserved. Your material was ideal for the mostly female audience yet enjoyed equally by the men. The hearty laughter throughout the room confirmed how effectively you reached everyone.
Your comedy show for our Partners Plus Award Ceremony at the Minneapolis Hilton was hilarious! Our Partners were still laughing over your performance long after the ceremony ended. And the personalized anecdotes we gave you (some of our people’s humorous stories) were impressively incorporated into your comedy routine. Thanks for helping to make our conference a tremendous success!!
Our students, faculty and staff really enjoyed your brilliant comedy routine at our Christmas Banquet. It was so great to laugh so hard after a stressful semester! We had so many positive comments – many said it was the ‘best ever’ – and I thank you for helping us pull off the event and provide the highlight of the evening.