Guest Speaker

Bob Stromberg

Bob Stromberg grew up in the Allegheny Mountains of rural northern Pennsylvania. Throughout his early school years, his deepest desire was to be recognized as class clown, but as the sensitive son of a school principal and a teacher he found his aspirations unattainable.

Receiving a B.A. from North Park College in Chicago, he continued his studies for two years with legendary teacher Tony Montanaro at Celebration Mime Theatre in Maine. It was there he met mask maker extraordinaire Michael Cooper and together they clowned in schools across New England, for over ten years, through 4000 shows, cutting their performing teeth as the comedy duo “Stromberg and Cooper”. In 1989 Bob “went solo” performing his unique blend of story, standup and schtick in venues from church basements, to corporate settings to stadium events.

Then in 1995 he co-authored the hit play, Triple Espresso (a highly caffeinated comedy). The play has opened in dozens of cities from Seattle to London to Munich, sustaining record setting runs in many of them including Dublin and San Diego. The latter will close in late 2007 after a nearly eleven year continuous run.

Bob has written three books, Why Geese Fly Farther Than Eagles, Finding the Magnificent in Lower Mundane and the beautifully illustrated family story The Miracle at Stinky Bay. He is known by many for his appearance on the awarding winning TV show Bananas. Bob lives in Minnesota with his wife Judy, occasionally still performs with Triple Espresso and tours extensively as a featured comedian and speaker.