College motivational speaker Josh Sundquist


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Josh performs at a college graduation

Posted by Josh Sundquist on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Josh Sundquist is a bestselling author, comic, Paralympian and YouTuber who has performed for audiences across the globe. His comedy videos on the internet have been viewed over 100 million times. He's performed on MTV and the CW and been featured on BuzzFeed, CNN, USA Today, and ESPN. Josh’s face was once printed on the back of Doritos bags nationwide (specifically, Spicy Nacho flavor) to highlight his work on behalf of amputees.

In his comedy shows on college campuses, Josh shares hilarious true stories about his experiences as an amputee to help the audience consider their preconceptions about disability and diversity. Josh uses humor to promote understanding between individuals of differing backgrounds, beliefs, bodies, and more. Independent research published in a peer-reviewed journal showed that after viewing Josh's presentation, students showed a statistically significant increase in positive attitudes toward people with disabilities.

Why book Josh?

Josh is a guaranteed seat-filler
Best-known on the internet for his Halloween costumes and stand-up videos, Josh was named by People Magazine to the 2017 Social Media Power List. In other words, he already has a fan base on your campus.

You'll reach a new audience
Students who would not otherwise attend an "awareness event" will come to watch a comedy show.

Education through entertainment
Josh has been touring colleges across the country for over a decade. He addresses sensitive topics without making people feel uncomfortable. He speaks to students in their language.

Josh will publicize your event to his audience online
Josh will publicize your event to his online audience of over 700k total followers to draw both students and members of your local community.

Available for promotional interviews

Josh is happy to do interviews with your local and/or student media to promote your event.

Planning and promo materials are already prepared for you
Need a poster template with a proven ability to attract students? Got it. Need a list of suggested funding sources on your campus, ideas for promoting your event, or a fill-in-the-blank press release template? You can find them all here. Need something else? Just let us know.

To book Josh, make an online request or call (202) 750-1154

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"Sundquist attracted people from all over to attend this event."
Tennesssee Journalist
University of Tennessee

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"He delivers his message articulately and keeps his audience engaged from start to finish with his comedy and unique visual antics."
Kenycia Doyle
Lectures Chair
Rider University

SMSU logo"He was very personal and relatable. I would definitely recommend it!"
Brandon Vance
Student Activities Council

Southeast Missouri State University

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"To any group who is thinking about hiring Josh: You must do so. You'll be taken by his passion and message."
Mark Pousson
Disability Services
St. Louis University

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"Sundquist's humor came full-circle to inspire his audience."
The Diamondback
University of Maryland

etsu logo"Every single person who attended felt like Josh had made a personal connection with them. I would have Josh Sunquist back to speak on my campus anytime."
Linda Gibson, M.Ed.
Director of Disability Services
East Tennessee State

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