John Cosgrove | G.L. Berg Entertainment

John Cosgrove

Trivia Host and Emcee

John Cosgrove is an outstanding master of ceremonies and trivia game show host. This Irishman uses his quick wit, sense of humor and great voice to create a fun atmosphere where everyone has fun from start to finish. John is a great choice for many different settings and is always a popular choice when you are looking for someone to guide a group through an evening as an emcee.

Or perhaps you want the group to laugh and interact through his personalized Trivia show hosting?  Cosgrove is a terrific, hilarious emcee that runs a top notch and technologically enhanced trivia night for any size group. The trivia game is facilitated on audience members’ smart phones, which has the ability to be customized to fit your group, organization, or event theme. The trivia night is outside-the-box when compared to a standard stage show, but has the interactive piece to get everyone in your audience involved as each table would be their own team and would be working together. A big additional benefit is that John can do all of the emcee work for the night, which he excels at.

John Cosgrove immigrated to the Twin Cities directly from his native Northern Ireland in 1999. Soon he joined forces with fellow countryman, Kieran Folliard and worked for seven years in all aspects of the Irish Pub/restaurant operation. He began hosting trivia based events initially as an entertainment for the public and then further developed as a team based facilitation program for both corporate and private events. In 2006, he departed from the hospitality industry to grow his presentation business further. John’s experience as a presenter, emcee and facilitator is as diverse as it is wide. He has hosted over 300 corporate events for many Fortune 500 companies including Google, Microsoft, Boston Scientific and many times with Thrivent; using his trivia program where the task of keeping all attendees engaged and interactive has always been met. He has also hosted many live events and festivals and awards shows both locally in the Twin Cities and nationwide as his reputation continues to grow. Highly active with his local MPI Chapter, he has served on the executive board and has also served on the board of the Minnesota Meetings & Events publication. John brings a high level of energy and dynamism to any event that combines sharp articulation, a keen sense of humor delivered with that renowned Irish charisma and lilt.

In order to give you the best performance possible, John provides the following information as a technical rider to his contract:

  • A wireless microphone (a lapel mic is preferable) and a basic P.A. system are needed so that your audience can hear clearly.
  • If the group is 50 people or less a sound system not be needed.
  • A PowerPoint projector with a screen is needed. John will either use the laptop computer provided or will plug in his own.
  • He will need someone with basic tech skills to make sure the microphone, projector and computer are all working properly for his presentation.

Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by clicking here or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients’ questions.