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Roy Firestone      

Award-Winning Journalist, Commentator & Impressionist

Roy Firestone is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning and seven-time cable ACE Award-winning host, interviewer, narrator, writer, and producer. As the ground-breaking, original host of ESPN's legendary Up Close, Up Close Classic and Up Close Primetime, Firestone has interviewed more than 5,000 athletes, musicians, actors and political figures, as well as scores of writers and filmmakers. He's also a critically acclaimed comic impressionist, musician, singer and storyteller, enlightening and motivating audiences with stories from the lives he's covered.

Audiences not only experience Roy Firestone, but the people he's interviewed: Muhammad Ali, Neil Diamond, the Bee Gees, Johnny Mathis, and a dozen other surprise guests in this comedic tour de force of Firestone's abilities as an impressionist. Through song, multimedia presentation and compelling stories drawn from the lives of the popular figures he's covered, Firestone provides audiences with "motivetainment" showing them how to achieve success and keep pushing forward to reach their own goals, while keeping them uplifted and entertained. Firestone can be seen on FOX's "Beyond the Glory" and "Face to Face with Roy Firestone" on HDNet. His interviews with noted sports celebrities are frequently rebroadcast on ESPN Classic. Firestone's the author of three books: "Up Close," "Face to Face" and "Don't Make Me Cry, Roy."

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Roy Firestone...Up Close

Face to Face with Roy Firestone

The Impossible Dream

The 2012 Olympic Games in London were considered by many observers to be the most compelling, memorable, and dramatic Games in recent memory.

Now broadcaster, entertainer, motivator, keynote speaker, and host Roy Firestone has added yet another stirring and emotionally moving element to his live program.

"The Impossible Dream" is Firestone's newest addition to his one-man show, featuring exciting and dramatic images of the 30th Olympiad. He mixes humor, music, storytelling, and inspiring narratives to his performance for a winning presentation that has drawn rave reviews for more than 20 years. He performs this exciting new addition in his newest live show and tailors his show to fit any client's needs and themes.

Roy Firestone . . . A One Man Show

Roy Firestones show is a highly energetic mixture of storytelling, music, humor, uncanny vocal impressions, hilarious and unforgettably moving video clips and heart rendering observations. The show is a celebration of life not just through the prism of sports but in his 20-year association of the greatest names in American public life. Whether its Firestones witty and satiric look at American sports or his touching story telling that evoke both laughter and tears, Firestone delivers a standing ovation winning One Man Show that is truly unprecedented in both keynote speaking and entertainment circles. Roy Firestones One-Man Show . . . Up Close Live is like the champions he interviews . . . a winner!

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