"Squishy Man", is a licensed psychotherapist,
motivational & inspirational speaker, and
professional comedian on the national comedy circuit. He specializes in providing a "Dose of Laughter Therapy."
Squishy uses his childhood name to show life isn't that serious and it's ok to be silly.
EVERYONE LOVES A SUCCESS STORY
Squishy is one of eight children. He is
the son of an Irish/German
mother and an African/American father. Squishy's grandfather was a
"Knight of the KKK" and his dad was a member of the "Black Panther Party."
Funny is in his genes/jeans...!
Being multiracial in the 70's & 80's was difficult. Neither race accepted him. Squishy was an outsider. This inability to "fit in" led Squishy to become a high school dropout, alcoholic, crack & meth addict and was incarcerated for a brief period. Squishy has constantly battled with manic depression (bipolar disorder). He was officially diagnosed in his late teens.
Squishy eventually obtained his G.E.D., then graduated from Washburn University, with a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Psychology. 2 years later, Squishy received his Master's Degree from the University of Kansas.
Since 1997, Squishy has been one of the foremost experts in working with "Multiracial Children and Families." April 14-16 2000, Squishy was honored to be the keynote speaker at the "Pan Collegiate Conference on the Mixed Race Experience" at Harvard University as well as speaker at Wellesley College.
In 2003, Squishy found out he had Type 2 diabetes, which drastically altered his future plans. Squishy decided to give up his Mental Health Practice and pursue his dream of speaking full-time.
During the day, Squishy gives Keynote Speeches, provides Motivational / Inspirational presentations and conducts Cultural Diversity Training at High Schools, Colleges, Corporations and Resorts.
During the night, Squishy performs at over 20 National Comedy Clubs.
Most performances are rated "PG-13" with some adult content. Mature topics but not offensive. However, Squishy can tailor his performance, speech, or presentation to be 100% CLEAN.
Since 2005, Squishy has performed with top celebrities like Lisa Lampanelli, Sarah Silverman, Margaret Cho, Ron White, Ralphie May, Joe Torry, Guy Torry, Katt Williams, Buzz Sutherland, Steve Hytner, Dustin Diamond, Sheryl Underwood, Kevin Hart, Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac, Marc Price, Thea Vidale, Jimmy “JJ” Walker, Pat Kilbane, Kira Soltanovich, Charlie Murphy, Dick Gregory, and many more...
Squishy has also performed at over 75 Comedy Clubs throughout the United States. Including; Bonkerz Comedy Club (Milwaukee, WI), Broadway Comedy Club (NYC), Comedy Caravan (Louisville, KY), Crackers Comedy Club (Indianapolis, IN), Funny Bone Comedy Club (Columbus, OH), Go Bananas Comedy Club (Cincinnati, OH), Goonies Comedy Club (Rochester, MN), House of Comedy (Minneapolis, MN), IMPROV (Kansas City, MO), Joke Joint Comedy Club (St. Paul, MN), Joey's Comedy Club (Detroit, MI), Laughs Lounge (NYC), Loony Bin Comedy Club (Little Rock, AR), Loony Bin Comedy Club (Tulsa, OK), Loony Bin Comedy Club (Wichita, KS), Loony Bin Comedy Club (Oklahoma City, OK), Snickerz Comedy Club (Ft. Wayne, IN), Wiley's Comedy Club (Dayton, OH)
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