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Featuring Entertainer, Speaker & Presenter Nels Ross… and More

Nels Ross is “The Inspirational Oddball,” an acclaimed entertainer, speaker, and presenter. Watch the video to see him in action. As CEO of In Jest Inc., Nels works solo and with others to provide a guaranteed hit for events, whether a clean comedian, corporate entertainer, motivational speaker, school assembly program, or otherwise.

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Book early if you can, as Nels is in demand and cloning attempts have proven unsuccessful. Or ask for free referrals to In Jest’s growing network of presenters.
By the way, every booking helps someone in need, through clean water projects and other initiatives. So your referrals are appreciated too.


Variety Entertainer

Experience the one-of-a-kind, knock-your-socks-off comedy, juggling, and stunts of clean comedian and variety entertainer Nels Ross (and/or others upon request). From small to full-scale productions, he’s a proven entertainer for corporate, nonprofit, and other events.

“smashing success!”

Texas Association of Magicians

“you had everyone in stitches!”

Chautauqua Institution

Keynote Speaker

Help people in your company or group be more joyful, healthy, and connected with hilarious yet motivational keynote speaker Nels Ross (and/or others upon request). Enhance wellness, creativity, productivity, customer service, communication, team building, and more through the powerful tools of humor and play.

“highlight of the conference!”

Michigan Society of Professional Engineers

“captivated everyone. powerful!”

Holiday Valley Resorts

Special Programs

Going beyond juggler and jester, Nels provides: school programs to promote character, wellness, learning, and joy; ministry programs for churches, banquets, conferences, Upward Sports, etc.; playshops for interactive fun with juggling and other skills; and free resources including referrals and event consultation.

“absolutely fabulous!”

Corning Museum of Glass

“breath of fresh air”

Impact Conference, Rockford, IL

Fun Facts…

NRCHis full name is Nels Ross Cremean. He uses Nels Ross as his stage name because it’s easier to pronounce and remember, plus it confuses annoying creditors and relatives.

targetHis target audience is anyone within throwing distance – adults, youth, families, pets, etc. – and he can work almost anywhere. (Padded walls make him feel at home but are not required.)

earthAn international performer, Nels has thrilled audiences throughout the United States, as well as from Australia to Bermuda and Canada to Mexico.

Nels is a sure hit for your banquet, comedy night, conference, convention, corporate event, festival, fundraiser, holiday party, ministry, school, staff development, or theater show.

NRCYou can also connect with Nels via LinkedIn, YouTube*, Twitter, and Facebook. Though rumor has it they may merge to create Link-You-Twit-Face.

*Update: Annoyed by the ads, he switched to Vimeo.


Coming to a City Near You

Based in Western New York (WNY), here’s a sampling of places Nels has performed and can easily get to…

U.S. – National
Atlanta, GA
Boston, MA
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Jackson, MS
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
Minneapolis, MN
Myrtle Beach, SC
New York City, NY
Newark, NJ
Orlando, FL
Phoenix, AZ
Richmond, VA
Tampa, FL
Virginia Beach, VA
Washington, DC

U.S. – Regional
Albany, NY
Baltimore, MD
Buffalo, NY
Cleveland, OH
Columbus, OH
Corning, NY
Detroit, MI
Erie, PA
Grand Rapids, MI
Hartford, CT
Jamestown, NY
Lansing, MI
Newark, NJ
Niagara Falls, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Rochester, NY
Springfield, MA
Syracuse, NY
Toledo, OH

Calgary, AB
Edmonton, AB
Hamilton, Bermuda
London, ON
Melbourne, Australia
Mexico City, Mexico
Mississauga, ON
Montreal, QC
Niagara Falls, ON
Ottawa, ON*
Queenstown, New Zealand
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Saskatoon, SK
Toronto, ON
Vancouver, BC
Winnipeg, MB

Your city not listed?
Nels can get there too!