Planning a big event can be very stressful. You may worry whether it will be good enough, whether it will be offensive, if people will like it, and how to stay within your budget. But Clean Comedians takes away the biggest stress-factors for you! Our corporate entertainment is guaranteed to be funny, or we’ll refund your money. We also specialize in clean fun and won’t offend a single person in your audience! Learn more about our corporate entertainment: MCs, Comedians, and Event Speakers.
Read the following posts from our founder, Adam Christing, for some ideas on what you can do to ensure that your future event is a success:
1. Don’t have one at all!
This sends your people a signal–we don’t like to have fun, celebrate, or enjoy the spirit of giving and gratitude.
2. Do exactly what you did last year… Boring.
My boss at Christmas was a lot of fun: “I want you to look in your pay envelopes and you’ll know that I keep the Christmas spirit around here. Because in each and every pay envelope you’ll find. . . snow.” –Dave Ketchum
3. Play no music.
Science has shown that music has the power to lift moods.
4. Offer embarrassing corporate entertainment.
2 dangers: 1. Amateur. 2. Offensive.
5. Make Sure There is No Fun.
Solution?? Give Your Group the Gift of Laughter.
When you host a Holiday Party for your company, you have the opportunity to create positive memories for your people, build a sense of family and togetherness and experience team unity during the most wonderful time of the year.
Clean Comedians can help you capture this occasion by getting everybody laughing together, using our corporate entertainment!
After all-Laughter is magic.
Book our Corporate Entertainment: MCs, Keynote Speakers, Comedians, even Magicians! Laughter you can trust.
That old saying, “Laughter is the best medicine” is true. But meeting planners and event coordinators have a not-so-funny challenge:
Most stand-up comics are not clean comedians. So, what to do?
There are so many factors that go into organizing a successful sales meeting, annual dinner, fundraiser, or company program, the last thing event planners need to worry about is hiring a comedian who will embarrass or offend. My company’s slogan is: “It doesn’t have to be filthy to be Funny!”
Here are ten tips for you if you are in charge of corporate entertainment, need to book a funny speaker, or quality after dinner entertainment.
One: Variety performers can be hilarious without being vulgar for corporate events and association meetings. (Think comedy magicians, ventriloquists, and jugglers). Sometimes hiring a variety performer is the perfect choice when you are looking for a corporate entertainer that your people will all enjoy.
Two: Humorous speakers can get everybody in your audience laughing together, and generally they come from a business background … instead of the crass comedy club scene.
Three: Clean Comedians can be found at CleanComedians.com. These are pre-screened clean stand up comedians who get big laughs without getting dirty.
Four: Watch demo videos of comedy performers before you hire an entertainer. Remember that the word “demo” means demonstration. So you are looking to see in advance of your event exactly what you will get on stage.
Five: Talk to the professional entertainers you hire before they come to your event. Tell them about your group and your program goals.
Six: Hire a Master of Ceremonies. This host is also known as the M.C. or Emcee. What he/she does is critical. The Master of Ceremonies keeps your event on track. Do NOT invite a funny co- worker to handle this key role. Hire a professional emcee. You won’t regret it.
Seven: Make sure you communicate to your special event entertainer that by “clean” you mean, “If in doubt … leave it out!” Avoid racial humor, sexual innuendo, and swearing of any kind.
Eight: When you work with clean comedians or funny speakers, or clean entertainers, ask them to customize the humor around your program theme and the personalities in your audience. Again, avoid offensive material. Making fun of somebody’s golf game is usually OK … making fun of his or her weight or religion is not OK.
Nine: Audience participation can be the “secret sauce” that makes your special event entertainment a big home run. People will remember that you involved your people onstage and engaged everybody in the fun.
Ten: Sit back and relax. Enjoy the laughter with your group. If you have hired a professional clean comedian, wholesome entertainer, or classy master of ceremonies, you’ll be in good hands … and your audience will have a great time. And you will prove to everybody that “Fun is not a four-letter word!”
And one final thing, I just can’t resist. Don’t make the mistake of pouring your entire special event budget into food. What you feed people is important. It’s very important. But will they really remember the chicken and mashed potatoes you served years from now? No. But if you give them a great time, they will thank you for it. Humor helps. Make sure it’s good humor.
Adam Christing is the founder of CleanComedians.com and has given more than 3,000 public presentations for meeting and event planners. Clean Comedians helps meeting and event planners with: “Laughter You Can Trust.”