The UP Guys

Nels Ross and Richie Derwald are The UP Guys – acclaimed speakers, teaching artists, entertainers, and emcees who uplift and empower. (See Video.)

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Nels, Richie, and friends are...

"standing ovation"

National Center for Education Research & Technology

"absolutely fabulous!"

Corning Museum of Glass

"amazing… delighted everyone!"

National Comedy Center

⋯ About The UP Guys ⋯

Nels Ross and Richie Derwald are The UP Guys – speakers and "edutainers" who uplift and empower wellness, mental health, growth, and more through fun.

"Jesters do oft prove prophets," said The Bard. Maybe not prophets but... Nels is a comedian, juggler, and educator. Richie is a singer, impersonator, and "The Mental Health NUT." Both are inspirational talents.

As for entertainment, they have done events with Margaret Cho, Jeff Foxworthy, Jim Gaffigan, Gabriel Iglesias, Kevin James, Kevin Nealon, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Taylor Tomlinson, and Steven Wright.

As for edu-tainment, their solo and team programs have won rave reviews from the National Comedy Center, U.S. military, companies, schools, ministries, and pubs.

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20+ years uplifting people!