Renán Robledo

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

Kenny Blankenship

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

Michael Gandolfo

Mike brought the house down. What a great start to the DA. Mike did us all proud!

— President, Pinellas County Teachers Association

Wendy Doromal

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


“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.”

Andy Ford

Thank you for kicking off my last FEA Delegate Assembly! You were fantastic!

— Former FEA President

Allison Rapp

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


Andy Shannon

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 professional and personal lives highlights how he lives out the stated topic.  I strongly recommend Michael Rivera as a Keynote Speaker.  May his presence serve you as it did the Faculty and Staff of Morning Star Catholic School!


Mr. Andy Shannon

Director of Campus Ministry
Faculty Member, Religious Studies Department
Clearwater Central Catholic High School
Diocese of St. Petersburg (Sisters of Notre Dame)

Stuart Klatte

Comedy night for the Lake County Education Association was a major success!

— President, Lake County Education Association

Candice Black Walker

So entertaining to take what we do everyday and show us the hilarity in it.

— Teacher