TEDxArcadiaUniversity: Chris Coccia
Chris Coccia is a stand-up comedian who grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs. He attended the Tyler School of Art for 2 years before deciding to pursue a career in Comedy. He moved to New York City with his wife and moved back to Philadelphia after the birth of his daughter. Chris keeps a full schedule working everything from the country’s top comedy clubs to corporate events to college shows. In addition, Chris won the 2009 Purina Pet Comedy Challenge, a national competition with a $10,000 prize. He was also invited to be part of the Great American Comedy Festival in Johnny Carson’s hometown, Norfolk, NE, put together by the Talent Coordinator of the Late Show with David Letterman, Eddie Brill. He has appeared on Comedy Central, the Game Show Network, and XM Radio. Chris is also a frequent and favorite guest on several Philadelphia-based radio shows. His Website is www.chriscoccia.com.
What inspires you?
The desire to be as excited by what I do as I want the people I do it for to be.
How do you relate what inspires you to the conference theme of passion and creativity in leadership?
Whether it's an audience, students or employees, they can only be as excited about your goals as you are.