SPIKE MANTON is not your typical entertainer. After graduating with a Business degree from Bradley University, he moved to Chicago, took a sales position with Procter & Gamble, and began moonlighting in the comedy clubs. Soon he was a full-time comic and appearing on Comedy Central, Evening at the Improv, and MTV. In addition, Spike’s clever writing and clean style bolstered by his business background, made him one of the most requested corporate entertainers in the country.
Spike complemented his onstage work with a career in Chicago Radio and TV Broadcasting. He hosted sports radio shows for 3 years on ESPN Radio and spent 6 years hosting FM talk shows. The Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago White Sox, and the University of Illinois also had Spike hosting shows and doing entertainment features on Chicago television.
Along the way, Spike has been creating, writing, and producing from right here in Chicago. Spike wrote and produced an original sitcom (still “in the can”) and he cowrote and produced the critically acclaimed hit comedy “Leaving Iowa” that is still successfully running in theatres across the country.
This varied and successful background brings a highly developed range of skills to the table: writing, producing, performing, editing, and all with the sensibility and understanding of a former fortune 100 sales manager. He is perfect choice whether you need a custom corporate imposter, a host mc, a writer producer for your conference, or just a funny guy to entertain your group. Like we said at the top, Spike Manton is not your typical entertainer.
"Spike is the first entertainer we have asked back to perform again. His ability to write material about our business was remarkable. A real crowd pleaser!"
-Mitch Koulouris, Microsoft Office Conference
"We were nervous using a comedian in front of important clients, but Spike was the perfect combination of funny and appropriate..."
-Tim Blett, William B. Doner Agency
"Spike was so good at our Christmas party; we had him back to perform at our Annual Conference."
-Paul Herzog, Mass Mutual