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Carl E. Hurley

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Eastern Kentucky University

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Eastern Kentucky University

521 Lancaster Avenue

Richmond, Kentucky,40475

United States

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Eastern Kentucky University offers a nationally recognized Mock Trial program. Coached by Thomas Parker, Lynnette Noblitt and Kristeena Johnson. EKU teams compete successfully against students from the most prestigious colleges and universities in the nation. ...more

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Book or hire humorist, host, and emcee Carl Hurley. | A to Z Entertainment, Inc.

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CARL HURLEY - Humorist, Emcee, and Humorous speaker
Call A to Z Entertainment, Inc. today for free information about how to hire or book humorist, host, and emcee Carl Hurley. We are your speakers bureau and best booking agency for Carl Hurley! We book any public motivator speakers you want including: inspirational, motivational, business, training, health and wellness, humorists, futurists trends and change, and guest keynote speakers. Carl Hurley was born in 1941 in a two room cabin built by his father on a three-acre hillside farm in the Appalachian mountains of Laurel Country, Kentucky, near the Rockcastle River. Carl Hurley came from a family of "talkers," and he spent endless hours listening to aunts, uncles and cousins swapping yarns and stories that were richly embellished after years of telling. The idea of "Making people laugh" was fascinating but far-flung idea for the young Hurley. Little did he realize that a career in education would eventually lead to a career in public speaking and entertainment and garner him the title of "America's Funniest Professor!" The idea began to germinate at age eight when Hurley's dad bought the family its first radio. The dial was set to WSM in Nashville, Tennessee, and every Saturday night young Carl listened to the Grand Ole Opry. His world opened up. "I remember listening to Minnie Pearl and Rod Brasfield, "Hurley recalls today. "They were the first people I can ever remember making people laugh. I thought "How great it would be…" Carl Hurley's first "audience" was at his one room country church when he was called upon to recite a Scripture verse in front of the congregation. At Mount Zion Elementary School, Carl Hurley was active in school plays and speech contests and he fondly recalls that the only award he ever won as a youngster was in a contests for would-be radio announcers. In the fifth grade, young Carl Hurley transferred to nearby Hazel Green Elementary and High School. He proudly became a Hazel Green "Bullfrog" on the school's very first football team. "We didn't know much about football in the beginning," Hurley says with a grin, "We thought a football was a basketball in the beginning," Hurley says with a grin, "We thought a football was a basketball that laid out in the weather. I was a defensive lineman. I had to adjust to the psychological effect of looking across the line at someone called a "tiger" and knowing that I was a "bullfrog." At the end of this senior year in high school, Carl Hurley headed to Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, and enrolled for the summer session. "Tuition was $37.50 and I had fifty dollars that I had been saving up for awhile, my dad said, "Son, you should go, you'll have enough money left over to buy a book," Hurley related. To help meet college expenses, Carl Hurley worked on the school's dairy farm. "I got up at 4 o'clock in the morning seven days a week," he says, "to help milk the school's herd of Holsteins. " Hurley's previous milking experience had been at home. He likes to recall one cow, in particular, who was cantankerous and refused to cooperate; the milked her by hand using a four-pound size lard bucket. "You couldn't drive her through a 40-foot gate, "he says. "But she could stick her foot in the milk bucket every time. Never failed!" In 1965, Carl Hurley received his bachelor's degree from Eastern Kentucky University and became the first member of this family to graduate from college. His studies continued and in 1971 he was awarded a doctorate in education from the University of Missouri in Columbia. In 1972, Carl Hurley was selected by the United States Jaycees as one of the "Outstanding Young Men in America," and Hurley seemed destined to a successful career as an educator. For eight years he was a professor at Eastern Kentucky University and coordinator of secondary education programs. Carl Hurley's speaking career began, quite by accident, in 1971, when he decided to "liven up" an otherwise boring school conference by telling a few jokes and stories when it came time to give his report. One of the men attending the conference, impressed by Hurley's ability to wrap humor around a message, invited the young professor to speak for his company. Other invitations followed. Faced with more than 200 engagements annually, Carl Hurley decided to pursue speaking and entertaining on a full-time basis. In 1982 he resigned his professorship to "wing it' in the world of professionalism speaking and entertainment. Today, Carl Hurley's appearances range from stand up country comedy to convention speaking, from university lectureships and teach in-service days, to seminars and workshops for business and industry. Carl Hurley's topics are equally diverse - from "The Nature of Human Nature" and Success is a Process" to "Serving Up Possum on the Half-Shell" and "Cornbread, Fried Taters and Collard Greens". Whether doing country humor pr delivering a keynote motivational message, Carl Hurley is known for his infectious laugh, twinkling of eye and wide grin and the use of humor as a carrier for his massage. "I try to encourage people to look for the humor in life," Hurley says, "to take life seriously, but not too seriously. Humor brightens the load, makes life more interesting and more enjoyable. "The bet compliment I can receive is someone coming up to me after a speech and saying," That was real funny and there was a good message there also." Carl Hurley is America's funniest professor and receives that sort of A-plus compliment every time he speaks.


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TELL CITY - A nationally recognized comedian and lecturer, sometimes called America's funniest professor, will perform Aug. 4 on the Tell City High School auditorium stage as part of the community's sesquicentennial celebration. Carl Hurley, a former Eastern Kentucky University professor, draws big crowds at shows and speaking engagements around the country with his homespun humor. Drawing from his Appalachian upbringing, Hurley follows in the tradition of American humorists such as Andy Griffith and Garrison Keillor.


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Carl Hurley, a former Eastern Kentucky University professor, draws big crowds at shows and speaking engagements around the country with his homespun humor.
Drawing from his Appalachian upbringing, Hurley follows in the tradition of American humorists such as Andy Griffith and Garrison Keillor.


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Carl Hurley, Ed.D, CSP, CPAE
Motivational humorist and entertainer who has earned the title "America's Funniest Professor". About Carl Hurley, Ed.D, CSP, CPAE: Carl Hurley, drawing from his roots in the tradition of such other American humorists as Andy Griffith and Garrison Keillor, delights audiences with his reflections on life as viewed by a native of Appalachia with a singular sense of the absurd. Part of a family of natural-born storytellers from the hills of Laurel County, Kentucky, Hurley combines his innate skills a yarn-spinner with the expressiveness of a great comic actor. With an impish giggle on his lips and a benign twinkle in his eye, Hurley spreads an infectious form of fun that is often outrageous yet always good-natured and clean. His unique comedy style, coupled with a background in public education, has earned him the title of "America's funniest professor." Carl Hurley was born in 1941 in a two-room cabin built by his father on a three-acre farm in the Appalachian foothills of Laurel County, Kentucky, near the Rockcastle River. Carl came from a family of "talkers," and he spent endless hours listening to aunts, uncles and cousins swapping yarns that were richly embellished after years of telling. The idea of "making people laugh" was a fascinating but far-flung idea for the young Hurley. Little did he realize that a career in higher educaton would eventually lead to a career in speaking and entertaining. The idea began to germinate at age eight when his dad bought the family its first radio and set it to WSM in Nashville, Tennessee. Every Saturday night young Carl listened to the Grand Ole Opry, and his world opened up. "I remember listening to Minnie Pearl and Rod Brasfield," he recalls. "For a minute, I didn't realize why they laughed, but I knew I enjoyed it," Carl says. At Mount Zion Elementary School, Carl was active in school plays and speech contests, and he fondly recalls that the only award he ever won as a youngster was in a contest for would-be radio announcers. In the fifth grade, the young Hurley transferred to nearby Hazel Green School where he proudly became a Hazel Green Bullfrog on the school's first football team. "I played in the first football game I ever saw," says Carl. "We didn't know much about football in the beginning; we thought it was a basketball that had laid out in the weather." After graduating from high school, Hurley headed to Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) and enrolled in the summer session. "Tuition was $37.50, and I had $50 that I had been saving up for a while. My dad said, "Son, you'll have enough money left over to buy a book. To help meet expenses, Carl worked on the school's dairy farm seven days a week beginning at 4 o'clock every morning. In 1965, Carl received a bachelor of science degree from EKU; in 1966, he received a masters of arts in education. His studies continued, and in 1971 he was awarded a doctorate in education from the University of Missouri in Columbia. In 1972, Carl was selected by the U. S. Jaycees as one of the "Outstanding Young Men in America," and he seemed destined for a successful career in education. For eight years he was a professor at EKU and coordinator of secondary education programs. His speaking career began by accident when in l971 he decided to "liven up" an otherwise boring school conference. One of the men attending the conference, impressed by Carl's ability to wrap humor around a message, invited the young professor to speak for his company. Other invitations followed. In 1982, Carl decided it was time to pursue speaking and entertaining full-time. His appearances range from standup comedy to convention keynotes to seminars and workshops. Whatever the platform, Carl is known for his infectious laugh, twinkling of eye, wide grin--and the use of humor as a carrier for his message. "I try to encourage people to look for the humor in life," he says, "to take life seriously but not too seriously. "Carl Hurley"


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Carl Hurley
About Carl Hurley Carl Hurley was born in 1941 in a two-room cabin built by his father on a three-acre hillside farm in the Appalachian mountains of Laurel County, Kentucky, near the Rockcastle River. Carl Hurley came from a family of "talkers," and he spent endless hours listening to aunts, uncles and cousins swapping yarns and stories that were richly embellished after years of telling. The idea of "making people laugh" was a fascinating but far-flung idea for the young Hurley. Little did he realize that a career in education would eventually lead to a career in public speaking and entertainment, and garner him the title of "America's Funniest Professor!" The idea began to germinate at age eight when Hurley's dad bought the family its first radio. The dial was set to WSM in Nashville, Tennessee, and every Saturday night young Carl listened to the Grand Ole Opry. His world opened up. "I remember listening to Minnie Pearl and Rod Brasfield," Hurley recalls today. "They were the first people I can ever remember making people laugh. I thought 'How great it would be...'" Carl Hurley's first "audience" was at his one-room country church when he was called upon to recite a Scripture verse in front of the congregation. "I walked to the edge of the pulpit and said, 'Jesus fed the multitudes with three fishes and five loaves of light bread. For a minute I didn't know why they laughed, but I knew I enjoyed it" Carl says. At Mount Zion Elementary School, Carl Hurley was active in school plays and speech contests, and he fondly recalls that the only award he ever won as a youngster was in a contest for would-be radio announcers. In the fifth grade, young Carl Hurley transferred to nearby Hazel Green Elementary and High School. He proudly became a Hazel Green 'Bullfrog' on the school's very first football team. "We didn't know much about football in the beginning," Hurley says with a grin, "We thought a football was a basketball that had laid out in the weather. I was a defensive lineman. I had to adjust to the psychological effect of looking across the line at someone called a 'tiger' and knowing that I was a 'bullfrog." At the end of his senior year in high school, Carl Hurley headed to Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, and enrolled for the summer session. "Tuition was $37.50, and I had fifty dollars that I had been saving up for awhile, My dad said, 'Son, you should go, you'll have enough money left over to buy a book," Hurley related. To help meet college expenses, Carl Hurley worked on the school's dairy farm. "I got up at 4 o'clock in the morning seven days a week," he says, "to help milk the school's herd of Holsteins. Hurley's previous milking experience had been at home. He likes to recall one cow, in particular, who was cantankerous and refused to cooperate; he milked her by hand using a four-pound size lard bucket. "You couldn't drive her through a 40-foot gate," he says. "but she could stick her foot in the milk bucket every time. Never failed!" In 1965, Carl Hurley received his bachelor's degree from Eastern Kentucky University and became the first member of his family ever to graduate from college. His studies continued, and in 1971 he was awarded a doctorate in education from the University of Missouri in Columbia. In 1972 Carl Hurley was selected by the United States Jaycees as one of the "Outstanding Young Men in America," and Hurley seemed destined to a successful career as an educator. For eight years he was a professor at Eastern Kentucky University and coordinator of secondary education programs. Carl Hurley's speaking career began, quite by accident, in 1971, when he decided to "liven up" an otherwise boring school conference by telling a few jokes and stories when it came time to give his report. One of the men attending the conference, impressed by Hurley's ability to wrap humor around a message, invited the young professor to speak for his company. Other invitations followed. Faced with more than 200 engagements annually, Carl Hurley decided to pursue speaking and entertaining on a full-time basis; in 1982 he resigned his professorship to "wing it" in the world of professional speaking and entertainment. Today, Carl Hurley's appearances range from standup country comedy to convention speaking, from university lectureships and teacher in-service days, to seminars and workshops for business and industry. Carl Hurley's topics are equally diverse - from "The Nature of Human Nature" and "Success is a Process" to "Serving up Possum on the Half-Shell" and "Cornbread, Fried Taters and Collard Greens." Whether doing country humor or delivering a keynote motivational message, Carl Hurley is known for his infectious laugh, twinkling of eye and wide grin and the use of humor as a carrier for his message. "I try to encourage people to look for the humor in life," Hurley says, "to take life seriously, but not too seriously. Humor brightens the load, makes life more interesting and more enjoyable. "The best compliment I can receive is someone coming up to me after a speech and saying, 'That was real funny and there was a good message there also.'" Carl Hurley is America's funniest professor and receives that sort of A-plus compliment every time he speaks!


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