Live Presentations

If you have a group of students or employees and want them to learn more about the history of physical comedy, CONTACT ME about a live presentation!  I can visit your school or business and deliver a fun filled talk with projected video and images.  I have worked in the animation industry for 30 years, and am happy to share my experience with others.  I have presented comedy for animators at San Francisco State University, Cogswell Polytechnical College, and The Academy of Art University.  I also spoke at the first conference of the Society for Animation Studies at UCLA, and presented my professional work at Siggraph.


“Jonathan is a really great and talented artist. I originally met him when we worked together at ILM. Since then, he has done many wonderful things including writing a fantastic book! He came to Cogswell College and gave a talk to our students. The room was packed, and Jonathan did a great job helping coach them on their skills.

I definitely highly recommend him for speaking or animating! He is great at both!”

Jerome Solomon, Cogswell Polytechnical College

“We had a wonderful talk by Jonathan Lyons about Comedy For Animators yesterday at TeaTime! Great tips and pieces of advice shared! Thank you for joining us!”

Fernando Penafiel, Academy of Art University.