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Entertainer, Speaker, Presenter Nels Ross and Friends

Book Nels Ross – The Inspirational Oddball™ (see video) and other entertainers, speakers, clean comedians, and presenters for a guaranteed hit at your event. As CEO of In Jest, Inc., Nels works solo and with a network of talents to uplift corporate and nonprofit audiences, defying gravity and spreading joy throughout the known universe.

Call +1 716-575-JEST [5378] or email for booking info.

clonesBook early, as Nels and friends are in demand and cloning attempts have been unsuccessful.

thumbEach In Jest booking or referral supports clean water projects and other good causes.

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 others upon request). From small to big productions, he’s a proven entertainer for corporate and nonprofit 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 inspirational keynote speaker Nels Ross (and 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


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 About Nels Ross…

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.

Looking for a corporate entertainer or speaker? A game show, impressionist, improv comedy group, juggler, magician, or ventriloquist? Nels works with and recommends the best. Just ask.

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: To avoid annoying YouTube ads, he switched to Vimeo.

Coming to a City Near You

Based in Western New York (WNY), here’s a sampling of places In Jest 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?
We can get there too!