Spotlight on: Michael Pritchard

Compassion leads to happiness
~ Michael Pritchard, featured in HAPPY


Want to know more about the speaker that inspired Middle School Students in HAPPY to be kinder to one another and eliminate bullying?


In HAPPY, he had the students and us, as viewers, laughing out loud, while reminding us of important values like courage, love, and the important connection we have with another.

His name is Michael Pritchard — A funny guy with a warm heart.

With his unique ability to use humor to inspire and educate his audiences on communication skills, Michael Pritchard is a nationally acclaimed keynote speaker praised by the Wall Street Journal, CNN and Time.  He began his career, with an unusual mix, on both the comedy stage and as a juvenile counselor in San Francisco’s Youth Guidance Center.  Early on, Michael Pritchard won first place in the San Francisco International Stand Up Comedy Competition as well as winning the prestigious California Probation Officer of the Year.

Michael’s offers from Hollywood rolled in including a guest appearance on an Emmy Award winning episode of “Taxi”. His sensational standup comedy billed him with Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Dana Carvey and Whoopi Goldberg playing venues as Caesar’s, the Comedy Store, Universal Ampitheater and opening for such names as Diana Ross, the Grateful Dead, Kenny Rogers, Mike Mc Donald and Boz Scaggs. But Michael rejected offers from Hollywood to focus on using his comic talents for inspiring youth and adults.

Michael Pritchard remains passionate about this mission today.

His seven educational series for PBS and distribution have been seen by millions and focus on youth guidance in the areas of violence prevention. “The Power of Choice” “You can Choose”, “Big Changes, Big Choices”.

As a result of his work, Michael Pritchard has been featured on CNN, NBC’s “The Today Show”, “The Tonight Show”, CBS “Sunday Morning” with Charles Kuralt, “Time” magazine and “People” magazine.

Michael Pritchard continues to give students the tools and confidence needed to make a positive change for themselves and the school community.

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