Besides being a comedian, Brian Longwell has an MS in electrical engineering and spent 11 years working for AT&T’s Bell Laboratories. While designing microchips by day, he started working as a professional comedian by night. Most comedians aspire to “quit their day jobs”, but Brian used his growing income from comedy to start his own technology company and in 1992 he left Bell Labs to create Special Projects Group, Inc. (www.spginc.com). Brian Longwell has worked for years as a professional comedian at venues in the US and has toured the UK. He decided to combine is corporate background with his comedy experience and now gives “presentations” using an old style overhead projector with stick figure drawings tackling humorous topics like “Why Work?”, “How to be Successful” and has done topical presentations such as “Why Vote?” . His unique talent was recognized at the New York Comedy Festival by his inclusion in the Andy Kaufman competition in which he was a finalist. On the corporate front, Brian has performed for AT&T, Hewlett Packard, McKinsey, John Hancock, and many medium and small size companies.