Griff Gumshoe is an entertainer for business, corporate and social events. Griff adds nutty noir as an on-camera talent and voice talent for video and audio recordings, as a master of ceremonies and roast host and as an icebreaker. He can write his own material and create custom PowerPoint presentations. Griff Gumshoe is an entertainer for business, corporate and social events. Griff adds nutty noir as an on-camera talent and voice talent for video and audio recordings, as a master of ceremonies and roast host and as an icebreaker. He can write his own material and create custom PowerPoint presentations.
Griff Gumshoe is an entertainer for business, corporate and social events. Griff adds nutty noir as an on-camera talent and voice talent for video and audio recordings, as a master of ceremonies and roast host and as an icebreaker. He can write his own material and create custom PowerPoint presentations.
Griff Gumshoe is an entertainer for business, corporate and social events. Griff adds nutty noir as an on-camera talent and voice talent for video and audio recordings, as a master of ceremonies and roast host and as an icebreaker. He can write his own material and create custom PowerPoint presentations.

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   Griff Gumshoe is an entertainer for business, corporate and social events. Griff adds nutty noir as an on-camera talent and voice talent for video and audio recordings, as a master of ceremonies and roast host and as an icebreaker. He can write his own material and create custom PowerPoint presentations.


 Pender Productions
 P.O. Box 86376
 Tucson, AZ 85754
 (520) 743-4090
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Testimonials

 Here's what some of Griff's clients have to say:
 

On July 12th, 2011, Griff Gumshoe was the Master of Ceremonies for the National Association of Woman Business Owners (NAWBO) annual Spirit Award Luncheon. The theme: In Search of NAWBO's Spirit. The event included a 1940’s costume contest and the participants were in full attire. The character of Griff Gumshoe immediately engaged attendees. There were giggles as soon as Griff arrived in a black trench coat, vintage tie, a wide-rimmed fedora and an accent right in character. I personally loved it as it was my kick-off luncheon as chapter president and I had tons of fun! The event was full of lines such as “Well ya called on da right shamus, Madame Presidente. You happen to have a list of suspects and maybe da names of some snitches what can a drop a dime on who da winners might be?” It was a luncheon event full of laughter and celebration. All I got to say is “Howzabout you give Griff a call today?

Deborah Alter
Alter & Alter, CPA’s, P.C.
President, NAWBO Greater Tucson Chapter


It was great to have Griff deliver our retirement message with such clever wit. His tough-talking gumshoe character with “heart” delighted our audience of about 150 people. The guest of honor loved it and we all laughed and laughed. Thanks Griff!

Sheila McGinnis, Corporate Communications Specialist
Community Partnership of Southern Arizona


Our third annual SASIE (Southern Arizona Smart Inspiring Enterprise) Awards were a rousing success, thanks in no small part to Steve Pender's performance as Griff Gumshoe. During the pre-awards cocktail hour, Steve, as Griff, mingled with our guests and finalists, bestowing compliments and provoking lots of laughs. The "film noir" flavored skits Steve wrote to open and close our awards ceremony set the tone for the evening, were custom-tailored to our audience and were hilarious to boot. If you're looking to add something unique and fun to your next event, I highly recommend Griff Gumshoe.

Charles O'Dowd
Sr. V.P. Southern Arizona
Arizona Small Business Association


During our Rotary Club meeting year 2007-2008, we used Griff Gumshoe during the business part of our meetings. The club’s meetings were luncheon venues that took place each week. Our interest was to establish a sense of energy and fun as we began our meetings which would set an attentive mood for our business discussions and keynote speaker for the day. Griff’s performance was just the trick. His sense of humor and speaking style grabbed everyone’s attention and set the tone for the meeting. Soon, word got out about his performance and we began having a plethora of visitors at our meetings, a number of whom have now joined our club in the service of Rotary. Griff was always on time, always prepared, and always gave his best. I highly recommend him as a resource to stimulate and put energy into your meetings.

Rodger Bivens
Past President, Catalina Rotary Club
Tucson, Arizona


The Catalina Rotary Club traditionally honors its outgoing president and welcomes the incoming president at an annual “Change of Gavel” dinner. Typically these dinners have always followed a similar format, such as having speeches by members praising the outgoing and welcoming the incoming president. As this year’s incoming president, I asked a select committee, which included Steve Pender (aka Griff Gumshoe), to come up with something different, something light and humorous, such as a “roast.” Steve immediately took on the charge, and set up an interview with me to learn my story and also to collect photos of my life. He then put together an agenda and a slide show for my induction dinner. I had no idea of what to expect. How could anyone take my story and make it something that would entertain an audience of accomplished Rotarians, their spouses and other special guests? Steve, appearing as Griff Gumshoe, was truly the “Master” of the ceremony and he orchestrated, along with his team, a humorous, yet informative and tasteful “roast” of me. Many of the attendees were “rolling in the aisles” with laughter. The majority of those came up to me later to say how much fun it was and that it should set the standard for our future Rotary club "Change of Gavel" dinners.

Sam H. Robison
President, Catalina Rotary Club
Tucson, Arizona


The Catalina Rotary Club has had Griff Gumshoe, over the past year, partake in several special presentations during the business part of our meetings. Most recently he was the MC introducing the Mayor of Tucson honoring the 60th birthday year of the Catalina Rotary Club. His reputation with our club garnered him an invitation, earlier this year, to our State of Arizona Tri-District President-Elect Training Seminar in Mesa, to be an example of a typical Rotary club’s Sergeant-at-Arms. Griff Gumshoe’s sense of humor, imagination, creativity and speaking style is a wonder to behold. I cannot recommend him highly enough as a resource to stimulate your individual private events, your organization’s special events or your business sales marketing program!

Sam H. Robison
President, Catalina Rotary Club
Tucson, Arizona


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Griff Gumshoe is an entertainer for business, corporate and social events. Griff adds nutty noir as an on-camera talent and voice talent for video and audio recordings, as a master of ceremonies and roast host and as an icebreaker. He can write his own material and create custom PowerPoint presentations.