I’m Cliff Yates, I spent 35 years as a police officer from upstate New York to Los Angeles. For 25 years I was a cop by day and comedian by night. After being featured on a local Los Angeles tv show, I became known as L.A’s Comedy Cop. I have always loved performing. I have produced some of my own big comedy specials. I have produced comedy specials at the Hollywood Palladium, Roxy on Sunset, and the El Portal theatre in North Hollywood. In 1991 I created an amazing bad attitude. Frustrated fed up and discouraged I got my real estate license to pursue a new career. My real estate broker sent me to a business seminar by Jim Rohn. I found out he was the original mentor of Tony Robbins, who I had never heard of before. In 1996 I went to a Tony Robbins seminar, and that changed my thinking, attitude and life. When I changed everything changed for me. I was promoted to Sergeant and I began acting and producing my own comedy show. For the past 20 years I have been reading everything I can on personal development, psychology and motivation. My focus has recently narrowed to writing and producing.
Changing Direction I have been focusing on my writing and producing. I have done a couple standup comedy performances of late. I have lost my drive for doing standup. All of my comedian buddies say that I will get it back, that it is in my blood to do standup. Hanging around comedy clubs, and […]
What a great night performing with Dwayne Gill and Kharum Sheik. All of us retired cops and stand-up comedians. All except Dwayne Gill who is still serving as a Michigan State Trooper. It was a sold-out crowd at Bonnie Castle in Alexandria Bay New York. This is a fundraiser I have been a part of […]
I am overwhelmed by the response from the people who have recently purchased my public speaking book. I have had several people who have now started their speaking careers by buying the book and taking action. Several have joined Toastmasters and have already given their first club talk. That is just amazing. Proud to see people […]