Minister of Comedy

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Who: David Levin

Age: 25

Has Held Title For: 1 year

Previous Title: Information-technology consultant

Degree: BS in industrial engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Like unicorns or the Loch Ness monster, consultants with a sense of humor are rumored to exist, but there's never been any real proof that they do -- until now. David Levin, Minister of Comedy at Ernst & Young -- and a former consultant -- plays court jester at E&Y's New York City headquarters, where he creates videos for large company gatherings on such side-splitting topics as long-term goals, risk management, and knowledge sharing.

How did you win your appointment?

It turned out that I had a higher aptitude for making fun of what we do than for actually doing it.

When did you realize you were funny?

In fifth grade. I wasn't popular, but by doing voices, I could make people laugh.

Does your job represent a milestone for class clowns everywhere?

Even in sixth grade, I assumed that I was going to have to get serious at some point. I said to myself, "All right, this is the big time. We're going to do long division now." But I never had to get serious, after all!

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