God has blessed David Dean with the gift of making people laugh on a full-time basis for over 22 years. Comedy that is family friendly, fast paced and most importantly: clean. Not corny, but clean.
David says, "There is nothing that thrills my heart more than looking out into an audience and seeing dads and their sons hunched over laughing. Moms and daughters wiping tears from their eyes. I love it because I never experienced that with my own parents. We laughed...just never in church."
David honed his talent in the late 80's at the famous Second City School of Improvisational Comedy in Chicago. It was there where he learned to think quick on his feet and respond to – and with – the audience. Slowly, God began opening doors throughout the Chicagoland area for David to come and share his humor at faith based events. Hosts not only wanted the laughter, they wanted David to talk about his walk with Christ. That chapter in his life taught him that comedy is simply a platform for talking about Jesus.
David is a frequent performer, friend, and trusted opening act for some of today's biggest clean comics and speakers. Ken Davis, Chonda Pierce, Mark Gungor and more call on him for many of their shows.
David rarely shies away from any type of setting: Family comedy night to be used as an outreach? His specialty. Men’s Event? David will TEACH them how to laugh. Women’s Event? Make sure the ladies bring Kleenex and Depends. Youth conference/weekend retreat? Your students will be laughing one minute and learning the next. Banquets/Fund raisers? Surveys have shown that the more an audience laughs, the more they give.
Over the past 6 years, David has hosted week long mission trips 4-5 times a year to the Dominican Republic. This has been a labor of love for the ministry board of "David Dean's Mission Possible".
David and Betsy, his wife of over 22 years, live in Huntington, Indiana with their daughter, Hannah-Banana from Indiana. Their son Alex, is currently stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado with the United States Army.