Mike Rivera is a stand-up comedian, father and teacher. After decades of award-winning comedy and classroom experience, Rivera won
America’s Most Hilarious Teacher on ABC’s The View. He’s been seen on HBO, SHOWTIME, and comedy stages around the world.
A crowd-favorite at teaching conventions, Mr. Rivera delivers “teachable moments” packed with high-energy humor. He can deliver an entire show devoted to teaching.
Mr. Rivera’s toured the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. He rolls through a fast-paced set chock-full of clever observations and quick-witted jokes on everything from fatherhood and teaching to relationships. Whether headlining another club or featuring as a keynote, class is in session when Mr. Rivera takes the stage.
Whether he's delivering a lesson to engaged students or taking them on a trip overseas, Rivera connects with his students the way a comedian connects with his audience. He considers his kids to be the most important audience he faces.
"Comedy is about finding common ground and reaching the audience in a personal and meaningful way," Rivera says. "Teaching is no different, except the rewards continue long after the laughter stops."
Mike brings together the unique perspectives of a nationally touring comedian and an award-winning teacher, with the purpose of invigorating today’s American classroom.
Check out his book on Amazon.
Check Out Mike on 'The View'
Candice Black Walker
So entertaining to take what we do everyday and show us the hilarity in it. — Teacher
Mike, you brought the house down. What a wonderful presentation that not only made us laugh like crazy but to think about issues we confront everyday. — Dade County Teacher
Mike brought the house down. What a great start to the DA. Mike did us all proud! — President, Pinellas County Teachers Association
Mike Rivera is a talented and hilarious comedian-teacher who knows how to keep an audience laughing from his first joke to his last. Some of his funniest jokes targeted specific audience members, making the show even more awesome. He is my new favorite comic. –President, Orange County Classroom Teachers Association
Florida School Health Association
Thank you so much for doing the closing keynote at the 2017 FSHA on May 19, 2017. Your keynote was very informative and well received by all whom attended. You were awesome. Several people asked for your return. Sherri Reynolds, Florida Foundation of School Health Executive Director OTHER QUOTES “Mike Rivera was awesome!” “I really enjoyed Mike Rivera. Great ending to the conference.” “I would love your to see Mike Rivera again next year.”… Read more
Comedy night for the Lake County Education Association was a major success! — President, Lake County Education Association
Mike Rivera was the perfect choice to close the Highlands County ECET2 District Convening. He not only made us laugh until we cried, he spoke the truth and uplifted the crowd with his realistic outlook on teaching. His comedic timing was impeccable, his jokes hilarious, and his message believable because he is a teacher just like us. — Science Coach, Park Elementary School
Thank you for kicking off my last FEA Delegate Assembly! You were fantastic! — Former FEA President
We all had a real good time at the first annual USEP Educators Comedy Night to celebrate the closing of the evaluation observation window and kick off of Teacher Appreciation Week. — President, United School Employees of Pasco
Dear Colleagues: I had the distinct privilege of securing the services of Mr. Michael Rivera as the keynote speaker for the Professional Retreat Day for Morning Star Catholic School in Pinellas Park, Florida. The title of his keynote was, “Creating a Trusted Environment through Humor.” Mr. Rivera, from all accounts, created a safe and engaging atmosphere that was both poignant and humorous. His enthusiasm for his craft is inspiring. His ability to share vignettes from both his profe… Read more