If you’re organizing your company’s next big event, you know how much responsibility and work it is to ensure everyone has a great experience. If it’s your first time, you’ll soon realize that even more important than the food or the venue is what kind of entertainment you line up for the afternoon or evening. Take it from us—there’s no better way to encourage everyone to relax and enjoy the event than by giving them a reason to laugh.
By hiring a professional comedian, you’ll create a fun atmosphere and encourage employees to kick back with one another—giving everyone a much-needed shot of informality and camaraderie. Don’t offer another stuffy event with rigid protocol and grueling presentations, but give your employees a 30–90 minute performance that lets everyone relax. Many of the top comedians who perform at corporate events are comfortable providing clean, lively, and intelligent performances, and many others can cater to a crowd with business-appropriate material. Most of these talented performers have experience at legendary clubs and comedy houses and have the knack for drawing in a crowd, playing off the mood of the building, and even incorporating specific details of your own company into their material.
The best part is, hiring a performer who’s suitable for your crowd shouldn’t be a challenge if you use an entertainment agency—an organization that is happy to help you sort through various performers with differing target audiences and material. These companies will help you identify ‘off-limit’ territory and choose the right comedian for the job, sorting comedians by price range, location, and availability. They’ll also assist you with narrowing your search in other ways, letting you find amazing performers who incorporate music, singing, or magic into their acts, for example, or who cover satirical political commentary instead of more expressive, bodily forms of humour. Many comedians will let you suggest specific topics or experiences relevant to your company that they can include in their act, making their material instantly relevant to your office or department.
Companies that specialize in corporate events can testify to how well received professional comedians are; chances are, if you start booking comedians for your events, you’ll never want to go back! So instead of planning another address from an executive, or a well-meaning but uninteresting motivational speech, use this opportunity to create a fun and memorable night for everyone hire a comedian at Corporate Entertainers!