A veteran performer and an extremely funny guy, C. Willi Myles has the gift of connecting people with each other through humor and storytelling that everyone can relate to. After surviving his childhood growing up with nine sisters and one brother in Alabama, Willi moved to Minnesota to attend college and play football. With his stories about growing up in the south and acclimating to the cold of Minnesota, Willi tells extremely funny non-offensive stories and jokes and gives a unique spin to life’s everyday challenges by applying humor to them.
Performing across the U.S. and abroad, his career highlights include several appearances on national television and at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City. He has opened for many of the top musical and comedy acts throughout the country, has performed regularly on cruise ships and at casinos, and has performed in concert with some of the biggest names in entertainment.
Referred to as “America’s Everyday Comedian,” his hilarious down-to-earth performance will convince you that Willi is truly comedy at its best!
C. Willi Myles was born and grew up in Mobile, Alabama. He attended St. Cloud University where he majored in Theater and later became an assistant coach for both the football and basketball programs. After a brief professional career coaching and traveling around the country, Willi caught the comedy bug. He began his stand-up career when a friend asked him to host the opening of a comedy club. Within two years he was spotted by the owner of a record label, was offered a deal to open for major concerts throughout the Midwest, and has been performing professionally for over a decade. Willi has performed in 49 states and 3 countries, and a couple of performances that he considers to be his career highlights are performing at the Legendary Apollo in New York, and the Surf Ballroom in Iowa.
- Performances with The Temptations, The O’Jays, Fleetwood Mac, Bill Cosby, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dennis Miller, Toby Keith, and Bonnie Raitt.
- Local and national appearances on TV’s Fox Network, Comedy Central, and Showtime at the Apollo
- He has released a DVD and six CDs
- Certified as a corporate train the trainer The Disney Way at Disney University and Yes I Can and Making it Right at Carlson Companies for Radisson Hotels
- Spent six years in radio as an on-air personality on The Freddie Bell Morning Show in Minneapolis
- Founder and Chairman of The Standup Foundation; a nonprofit organization that raises money for the Minnesota Children’s Home Society
“This is the second year that we have been able to schedule C. Willi Myles for our banquet. It is so nice (as a planner) to have confidence that the entertainment will WOW the audience and with Willi it is a sure thing. Our group so enjoyed hearing him again…The ladies loved him before and they love him even more now. We were entertained and laughed so hard that tears came to our eyes. Willi is a GEM! If there is ever anything I can do to encourage people to book him, please let me know. I am positive that they will not be disappointed.”
–Director of Professional Development, Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals
“C. Willi Myles’ comedy was the perfect ending to a great event. Wish you could have seen all our members literally rolling on the floor with laughter. A great time was had, by all. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thanks, again, for all your help, and for Willi’s great talent.”
–Human Resources and Training, Burnet Title
“You were a complete stitch! Our entire audience raved about your act, and especially how clean you kept it. You definitely were right on with your humor for our crowd. We really appreciate that you were available to be at our convention as our awesome entertainment.”
–MN-SD Equipment Dealers Association
“He does his act with elaborate, witty anecdotes that leaves the audience rolling with laughter.”
–St Cloud State University Chronicle
“He is probably the best entertainer we have had in ten years, he is not just a great Entertainer, he is just a good down to earth person”
–Eau Claire Area Chamber
“With your spin on Catholicism, you had the priests and bishop in hysterics, you were just awesome and all done with the most professional taste”
–Fund Development Sioux land Regional Cancer Center
The following is a sample introduction you might use when introducing C. Willi Myles to your audience:
“Our entertainer today has been called America’s everyday comedian because of his non-offensive humor. From colleges, cruise ships, theaters and corporate events, he is one of this country’s most requested comedians. Please welcome C Willi Myles.”
In order to give you the best performance possible, Willi provides the following information as a technical rider to his contract:
- No podium
- One stool
- Hand-held microphone
- Standard 8×8 stage