For the Ethics Lecture version go here now.
NEWS: Jeff to speak on cheating at the TEDx conference
NEWS: MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan show now features Jeff’s Cheat Chats, Thursdays in the 4pm hour. Some clips here.
The groundbreaking wealth-building seminar is now a touring event!
GET RICH CHEATING LIVE!
In these difficult times, there’s only one proven path to ridiculous amounts of money: Cheating.
Everyone’s doing it - from sleazy CEOs to juiced-up athletes, silicone-enhanced movie stars, and morally-challenged politicians – why not you?
Based upon his Boston Globe bestseller from HarperCollins, Jeff Kreisler presents Get Rich Cheating, a satirical how-to, exploring the real life scams that have brought the world to its knees, and gotten so many people, so very rich.
Get Rich Cheating is the wealth building seminar for the real world, with Kreisler (”goes where other comics fear to tread” -Fest Magazine) as Stephen-Colbert-meets-Tony-Robbins, using the cheating of the day to provide absurd financial advice, encouraging the audience to embrace the cheating techniques he exposes in hilarious detail. It is the definitive guide to the illegal, immoral, and fun.
More than just a comedian’s take on the state of the world, this is also a thoroughly researched look at contemporary cheating as told through some of its most successful participants. Laugh at the too-common scams that cause so many problems, understand how they work, and realize that you, too, can Get Rich Cheating!
Recommended in The New Yorker, Pick Of The Day in The Boston Globe, Editor’s Pick Boston Phoenix
“Somebody get Jeff Kreisler on ‘The Colbert Report’… As funny and as quotable as anything that appears daily on late-night TV. You are guaranteed a few laugh-out-loud verbal souvenirs to try out on your friends” - The New York Times
“Hilarious… Kreisler nails the glad-handing “just between us” semi-conspiratorial tone of guru/salesmen such as Tony Robbins… His audience interactions are smooth and he knows how to stick the knife into our guts in the middle of a belly laugh.” - Chicago Tribune
“A Michael Moore-esque rallying cry… A really great performer.” - Time Out New York
“Plenty of polished one-liners and wry observations” - Time Out Chicago
“Pitch perfect satire” - Theater Is Easy
“A funny satirical attack on the culture of greed” - NY Theater.com
“Like all good satire, comedian Jeff Kreisler’s fake wealth-building seminar gets closer to the truth than the putative objects of its scorn.” - Show Showdown
“Reflections so clever, you wonder why they aren’t present in the political discourse. The format – an infomercial cum self-help seminar based around Kreisler’s new book – is equally original and engaging… Kreisler should be playing to bigger audiences.” - Fest Magazine
“A hilarious, recession-proof tutorial on how to get rich without regard for morals or other mortals” - Flavorpill
“Timely & hilarious” - ShowbusinessWeekly.com
“I could not imagine learning more while having so much fun” - Dan Ariely, Professor at Duke University, Fuqua Graduate School of Business and author of “Predictably Irrational”
“Biting, funny, and sadly, all too true” - The Epoch Times
“Witty political references and laugh-out-loud observations that might just help you chuckle away the credit-crunch blues.” - Three Weeks
“Get Rich Cheating sees Jeff Kreisler run a fake motivational seminar in such a way that you wonder if you’re going to leave the room as a member of a cult – or, depending on the nature of the cult, wondering if you’re going to leave at all.” - All The Festivals
“Kreisler’s spiritual progenitor is Bernie Madoff and the grubby screw-you style of US capitalism… An easy listen, and in spite of himself, charming” - The Scotsman
Jeff Kreisler (Bill Hicks Spirit Award, Comedy Central’s Indecision2008, MSNBC, Showbiz Tonight, Independent Film Channel, Progressive Radio Network, CBC, BBC, Shoot The Messenger, My Wall Street Journal, TheStreet.com, The Americans, Glasgow, Edinburgh Fringe & San Francisco Comedy Festivals, Huffington Post) attacks politics, culture, and life with passion, absurdity, and hope.
About the book:
“You’ll be laughing all the way to the bank, assuming other cheaters haven’t forced it into bankruptcy yet.” - Rachel Maddow (MSNBC)
“Catcher in the Rye for evildoers” - Penthouse Magazine
“Laugh out loud - roaring!” - CNBC
“A very funny book with a very timely message” - Terry Jones (Monty Python)
“A brilliant and brilliantly sustained satirical broadside. On just about every page, you’ll find a pithy, pointed barb worthy of the late great George Carlin” - Tony Hendra (George Carlin’s “Last Words”)
“This is THE book to read on the unemployment line” - Lizz Winstead (Co-creator of The Daily Show)
“Is (it) a humor book, prescient, or a Wall Street / Washington user’s manual? It is all three… Kreisler is that funny” - The Reviews Page
“Taking the liars and manipulators in politics to task, as well as sports and pop culture figures, and presenting the facts as a satirical guide that’s part infomercial, part indictment. Like his act, it’s as smart and funny as it is independent and direct in its message.” - The Comedians
“Ever wonder what it’s like inside the mind of a genius? Well, now you can take a peek… In the God-is-Dead tradition of Nietzsche, Kreisler is superman.” - Miami Examiner
MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan reacts to being a guest on the show
Past performances include:
July 21 - Club Passim, Cambridge MA with Professor Mike Norton
Aug 9 - PIT, NYC with David Callahan
Sept 13 - PIT, NYC with MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan
Sept 23 - at TEDxEast
Oct 11 - PIT, NYC with Professor Dan Ariely
Oct 12 - Riot Act Theatre, Washington, DC, with Dylan Ratigan (again)
Nov 4 - McGowan Fellowship Ethics Symposium, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
Mellon BNY (yup… teaching bankers to cheat)
New York Comedy Festival
The Economist’s World in 2011 Conference
San Francisco Sketch Comedy Festival
Duke University, Fuqua Graduate School of Business
Trenton Rotary Club
Baruch College59E59 Theaters
East to Edinburgh Festival
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
NY International Fringe Festival
Chicago Fringe Festival
The Pratt Institute
Garage Theatre Solofest
142 Throckmorton Theatre
Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken
The PIT, NYC
Club Passim, Cambridge MA
Adult Education event, Brooklyn
To book Get Rich Cheating for your group, go here.