Aaron Shapiro is an artist, community activist, and professor.
In 2009, Aaron started his entertainment career with the Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Improv stand-up comedy classes. After taking all the classes the Hollywood Improv offered, he started performing stand-up comedy in the South Florida area.
After one year of stand-up comedy, he perused an opportunity to become the arena host for the Florida Atlantic University basketball program. He relentlessly perused the athletic department, after 4 months the university provided him with a chance to prove his skills during the 2010 Spring Break basketball tournament. After his first game, advertisers - who were stakeholders - personally requested the athletic department to sign me permanently.
Fast forward 8 years, Aaron is still the arena host for FAU, but has been a part of the organization and university’s massive growth. After his first season of basketball, the athletic department signed him to co-host alongside, Andrea Ocampo (the former NHL Florida Panthers arena host and on-air personality). Andrea helped groom a young entertainer for two seasons, hosting the largest game in FAU Football history; the sold out (32,000 seats) home game vs the University of Miami. After two seasons, she left the position to pursue other opportunities, leaving Aaron to become the face of FAU Athletics.
During these developmental years, Aaron simultaneously acquired his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Communication Studies and Media Studies from FAU, while minoring in phycology, sociology and business. He worked for the student newspaper, TV station, and radio station. Also, he served as the President of the Graduate Student Association and lead representative for College of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was hand selected by the university to deliver a Boca TEDx talk on his ability to balance all of his different roles, while bouncing back from dropping out of college after a knee injury ended his college basketball career in 2008.
After graduating with his Masters in 2016, Aaron again hunted down an opportunity becoming the arena host for the NHL Florida Panthers, while simultaneously being recruited by Miami Dade College to become a full-time professor of Communication and Media Studies at the Inter-American Campus in Miami. Again, balancing his entertainment career, while educating the youth and continuing to be a community activist.
In 2017, RWU signed Aaron to become a premier MC for the company. Aaron excelled as an MC because of his abilities to be a host, on-air talent, and entertainer. Aaron has a unique ability to bring the energy into a room, while also orchestrating the event timeline and show elements. As a Mitzvah MC, Aaron can keep young kids engaged and dancing until they drop. As an event MC, Aaron can keep audiences listening, laughing, and leaving with memories that last a lifetime.
Aaron is truly one of a kind. There are no other professional entertainers in South Florida who can be so versatile (sports arena host, Mitzvah MC, professional speaker, and stand-up comedian). Aaron is the most versatile entertainer in South Florida because of his resume and abilities.
Aaron has been a sports arena host performing in front of crowds as large as 32,000. He has rocked countless Mitzvahs leaving guests sweeting and laughing all night long, been the master of ceremonies for company events, charity galas raising over $80,000 (in one night). Giving TED talks about strength, perseverance, and believing in yourself. All the while, pursuing a stand-up comedy career, performing his routine in over 9 states and counting. Including New York City, Los Angles, and Miami and writing alternates for TV shows and movies.
Aaron is an ever growing entertainer. His has a constant desire to improve and never stops pursuing his dreams and opportunities. He continues to educate the next generation, works in the community as an activist, and develops new performances constantly.