*He's now in his 80's, a year younger than Willie Nelson and vows to stay active in the business until Willie retires, dies or ascends into Texas.
Doc Blakely is the author of seven books, a popular humorist, musician, rancher and one of the most creative forces on the world platform scene. The National Speakers Association awarded him its highest honor, the Cavett Award, recognizing his unique place as one of America's funniest and most entertaining speakers. Audiences around the world appreciate his first-rate, clean humor, and timely anecdotes.
He is also a talented musician, performing a two-man western musical show with his son, novelist Mike Blakely. A hit from Austin to Boston, "Doc Blakely and the Swing Riders" have received rave reviews throughout America.
Doc Blakely is one of the most acclaimed humorists in the speaking world today. Author of seven books including Keep ‘Em Laughing and The Handbook of Wit and Pungent Humor, regular weekly columnist of the syndicated humor column “Pokin’ Fun,” and member of the National Speaker’s Association Hall of Fame, Doc Blakely has been wowing audiences for over 40 years. All done with good, clean humor! But don’t let his humor filled style fool you. Doc (his real name) actually holds an earned Ph.D. and packs his fun presentations with great food for thought that help audiences open up, take a look at themselves, and learn new ideas that foster communication, success, and a positive outlook on life.