The mission of Sonny Speaks is to facilitate and participate in events that use comedy and storytelling to build community, develop relationships and address issues.
Sonny’s events range from a one man show, to speed dating socials, to networking events including seasonal celebrations, just to name a few. Traveling from Detroit, his home town, to Chicago, his current residence, his gift is best utilized as he engages his audience using original material that reflects a clean and moral lifestyle. He leaves the audience enlightened, inspired, and thoroughly amused.
Storytelling events hosted by Sonny are an opportunity for others to get their feet wet, step up to the stage, and experience firsthand the excitement while sharing the microphone. This exhilarating opportunity engages individuals and has proven to be perfect for Family Reunions, Birthday Parties, Wedding Anniversaries, Receptions, Festivals, and Holiday Events. Being involved in and winning recognition in several Storytelling Events including; “Do Not Submit”,” Is This A Thing”, and “The Moth Grand SLAM,” has more than prepared him to host events of his own.
As a Host/Emcee Sonny keeps things lively and amusing as the program progresses. His vast knowledge attained from having performed as a Stand-Up Comedian at several different type of events including; Family Reunions, Birthday Parties, Wedding Anniversaries, Festivals, Wedding Receptions, Holiday Events, adds to the levity as the evening progresses He also has hosted Comedy Shows, Poetry Events, Church Anniversaries, Conferences, Retreats and Youth Events. Sonny has produced a monthly series of Comedy Showcases, Storytelling Events and Fundraisers.
As an Event Producer Sonny combines his story telling expertise, his ability to include and promote other aspiring performers and his comedic prowess to give birth to a dynamic winning combination. Man Comedy Showcase, Black Friday Comedy Showcase, Love Wings & Funny Things, Love Stories, Urban Tale Comedy Storytelling are just to a few events Sonny has successfully brought to life as an Event Producer. Sonny produced 3 seasons of a monthly Comedy Show where he garnered and mentored young comedians at The District - a Christian venue in Michigan. Beginning in 2010 Sonny began having an Annual Birthday Fundraiser where the proceeds were donated to support programs and activities in Nairobi, Kenya, and youth programs in Detroit Michigan.
Motivating people comes easy to Clarence: finding just the right words, phrases, scriptures, quotes and of course humor creates the perfect mixture of empathy, sympathy, indignation, pride and sensibility. Experience makes his talk real. After hearing what Sonny has to say audiences leave inspired and motivated. Sonny is specifically passionate about the education of young people, African American males, cultural issues, technology and spirituality just to name a few. His background in technology affords him the opportunity to create innovative presentations use multimedia to engage the whole person.