Speeches & Stand-up

In the midst of a live-in break-up, I won the inaugural Boise’s Funniest Person stand-up competition (circa 2013) by nailing the formula of tragedy + (no?) time = comedy. Like what’s so funny guys? *sighs… sends in the clowns*

Soon after, I won the rare title of “Best Invitee to Your Next Cocktail Party” in Boise Weekly’s Best of Boise issue. Tho I now only perform stand-up on rare occasions, I believe comedy is the highest art form. That often speaks the highest truths of humanity. Plus, the fart jokes.

Due to my sparkling wit and well-crafted wordplay that eventually comes to a head-nodding point, I’ve received standing ovations as the keynote speaker for the Idaho Commission on the Arts – Change Makers Program and the Idaho Speech Arts Teachers Association.


Jessica tailors to your theme, timeframe, team (even does rhyme schemes). She can speak to the power of empathy, vulnerability, bravery & storytelling to shape communities & lives. She’s also an award-winning expert in branding, copywriting & creative marketing campaigns that move companies & nonprofits forward.