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Holiday Comedy Movies To Watch This Season

Holiday Comedy Movies To Watch This Season

By Adam Christing | December 1, 2021

Alright! We’re changing things up around here. That’s right. We’re not going to start this blog post off with a cutesy little saying about how the holiday spirit makes us feel like jingle bells inside (even though it does.) Nah. We’re going to try something a little different. Instead, we’re going to start this article … Read more

How Do I Hire Entertainment For My Company Holiday Party

How Do I Hire Entertainment For My Company Holiday Party?

By Adam Christing | November 29, 2021

Has this question been keeping you up at night? No matter how much NyQuil you guzzle down at 2am? Well, no company holiday party should be something to have an upset stomach about. Even if you do have the best of intentions like giving your co-workers the warm fuzzy holiday season feels. At Clean Comedians, … Read more

Virtual Holiday Entertainment For People Who Are Sick Of Planning

Virtual Holiday Entertainment For People Who Are Sick of Planning

By Adam Christing | November 24, 2021

Every year when the holiday season comes around, different feelings start to bubble up. Of course, we want only those happy and excited feelings to take the center stage. But more often than not, anxiety and trepidation start to creep in at the edges. And that’s because planning a holiday party is hard – especially … Read more

Icebreakers For Your Virtual Holiday Party

Icebreakers For Your Virtual Holiday Party

By Adam Christing | November 22, 2021

In your mind’s eye, your virtual holiday party is absolutely perfect. Everyone is having a great time, getting into the holiday spirit. And team members even share a Christmas story or two, without being prompted. Just simply picking up cues from the video call to make for the best virtual holiday party ever. Well, we … Read more

How To Host A Virtual Holiday Party

How To Host A Virtual Holiday Party

By Adam Christing | November 17, 2021

The holiday season is finally among us! That means pumpkin-spiced everything, ugly sweater-weather party themes, and Zoom holiday parties. Since virtual holiday parties are becoming all the rage, you’re probably having to come up with some virtual holiday party ideas. And that’s likely taking up a lot of your holiday party energy, not to mention … Read more

Virtual Holiday Team Building Activities

Virtual Holiday Team Building Activities

By Adam Christing | November 15, 2021

By this point in the year, you’re probably ready to put on some cozy socks and read a good book by the fireplace. And we can’t blame you! But while that much-needed reprieve is just an arm’s length away, we’re here to remind you that a little R&R can also include some productivity too. No, … Read more

Virtual Holiday Party Ideas For Work

Virtual Holiday Party Ideas For Work

By Adam Christing | November 10, 2021

There’s a chill in the air and the faint sound of jingle bells in the distance. That can only mean one thing… No, not Christmas in July. Actual Christmas. Yes, despite popular belief, we are indeed in November now (crazy, we know). And this means that the holiday party ideas for your office are about … Read more

What Is Stand Up Comedy

What Is Stand Up Comedy?

By Adam Christing | November 8, 2021

Robin Williams, Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld. The names of each of these stand up comedians is sure to send shivers down your spine from the adrenaline rush comedy brings to us all. Stand-up comedy has become a more popular form of comedy as of late. So it seems like everyone ought to know what stand-up … Read more

What Is Product Launch

What Is A Product Launch?

By Adam Christing | November 3, 2021

There’s nothing like sharing something you’ve worked on for ages. And sharing it with the masses at that! But there is a particular strategy when it comes to launching a new product and making sure that it launches successfully. The last thing you want is for your baby to fall flat on its face once … Read more

What Are Team Building Skills

What Are Team Building Skills?

By Adam Christing | November 1, 2021

When you hear the term “team building,” what comes to mind? A pep rally cheer like “Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate”? Yeah, us too. But team building is much more than just a catchy cheer that brings back memories of your high school gymnasium. It’s the glue that makes for strong group … Read more

Why Employee Engagement Matters

Why Employee Engagement Matters

By Adam Christing | October 27, 2021

What’s the key to a successful business model? Some business leaders say making smart investments. Others say having a butt load of money to get you out of any possible trouble. In all honesty, we tend to agree with the former of these two world views. But you might not guess what exactly we are … Read more

What To Do At Networking Events

What To Do At Networking Events

By Adam Christing | October 25, 2021

For the extroverts of the world, networking events are like a piece of cake. Sweet, smooth, and oh so delicious. But if you’re the type of person who gets sweaty palms at the thought of conversations with strangers, then consider this blog post for you! There’s no need to be afraid of a networking event. … Read more

How To Get Into Stand Up Comedy

How To Get Into Stand-Up Comedy

By Adam Christing | October 20, 2021

A great joke can do some amazing things. It can get a whole room of strangers to laugh together. It can land you some new friends. And it can even earn you the title of resident stand up comedian amongst your friend group. But one good joke isn’t all that makes up a stand up … Read more

How To Build Relationships With Employees

How To Build Relationships With Employees

By Adam Christing | October 18, 2021

There are plenty of answers to the age-old question, “What makes the world go ’round?” Cynics say money, literalists say momentum. But when you look at the very core of our lives, it’s clear to see. What makes the world go ’round is strong relationships. That’s right. Personal relationships, work relationships, even your relationship with … Read more

How to measure employee satisfaction

How To Measure Employee Satisfaction

By Adam Christing | October 13, 2021

When you think of your dream job, what comes to mind? Being able to work remotely anywhere in the world? Or maybe being able to travel for your work and explore new cultures? Okay, maybe your dreams are even more simple than that. How about being able to show up to work and clock out … Read more

20 Creative Virtual Christmas Party Ideas

20 Creative Virtual Christmas Party Ideas

By Adam Christing | October 11, 2021

Well, it’s that time of the year again! The time to don your Santa hats and plan out the best virtual Christmas party for your office. Like last year, most companies will be opting to go virtual for their Christmas party using video conferencing platforms like Zoom or a video call on Google Meet. And … Read more

What is workplace productivity

What Is Work Productivity?

By Adam Christing | October 6, 2021

We all know what it means to be productive, right? You manage to get all of those smaller tasks done as well as those specific projects. And by the time you’ve finished, you feel pretty accomplished for having achieved everything you wanted to. Not to mention that labor productivity can also make you feel pretty … Read more

Why do an employee engagement survey

Why Do An Employee Engagement Survey?

By Adam Christing | October 4, 2021

Ah, employee engagement surveys. Most employees are used to seeing this once every year. And they typically ask the same types of questions. For example, “Rate your work environment on a scale from 1 to 10.” Or, “Do you feel you went the extra mile this year?” Already you can feel the cringe, right? Questions … Read more

She Hired An Emcee From Clean Comedians And Made Her Event A Hit!

Hire a Virtual Master of Ceremonies:
The Secret To Making Everyone Happy
At Your Next Virtual Event

By Adam Christing | October 3, 2021

How Meeting And Event Coordinators Entertain With Positive Humor When event coordinator Karen Armstrong was looking for something different for her awards program, the last thing she considered was hiring a master of ceremonies. She says, “We wanted a funny entertainer at our banquet, but I never want to offend our people with rude, crude … Read more

What is workplace communication

What Is Workplace Communication?

By Adam Christing | September 29, 2021

You’ve heard it a million times. The key to any successful relationship is (drum roll, please) communication! Married couples say this. Even lifelong friends say this. And it’s absolutely true. But it’s safe to say that there are several different types of communication that you engage with everyday. Unless you walk into the office yelling, … Read more

How does positive thinking affect your performance

How Does Positive Thinking Affect Your Performance?

By Adam Christing | September 27, 2021

It’s a known fact that when we do well in our work performance, we feel better about ourselves, right? I mean, a bad day at the office hardly leads to a positive attitude at home. But your happiness shouldn’t depend on whether you had a successful day at work or not. And what even is … Read more

What is employee engagement

What Is Employee Engagement?

By Adam Christing | September 22, 2021

Nowadays, there are a number of terms to describe, well, everything. There’s FOMO, or fear of missing out. There’s YOLO, or you only live once. Okay, maybe these are more along the lines of internet slang. But either way, there are a lot of new definitions that can be difficult to keep track of. Especially … Read more

How to successfully host a virtual event the ultimate guide

How To Successfully Host A Virtual Event: The Ultimate Guide

By Adam Christing | September 20, 2021

Well, it’s happening. In-person events are coming back! Talk about a long time coming. And even still more to go! But that’s not to say that virtual events are going away any time soon. In fact, the past eighteen months have reminded us of the value of technology. And the amazing capabilities a virtual event … Read more

What are the benefits of humor in the workplace

What Are The Benefits Of Humor In The Workplace?

By Greg Bennick | September 15, 2021

How does laughter increase productivity? Imagine that there are two tasks for you and your business colleagues to choose between. You’re going to devote your day to either one or the other of these tasks but you can’t choose both. In the first task, you’d be working on something serious. It will be something you … Read more

What are the social benefits of laughter

What Are The Social Benefits Of Laughter?

By Adam Christing | September 13, 2021

When was the last time you had a good belly laugh? You know, the kind where you could hardly catch your breath. Maybe you even drooled a little. What? Nobody here is judging. Odds are, plenty of folks would be jealous of you having had such a good laugh. That’s because laughter can induce positive … Read more

Why celebrating success is important for team building

Why Celebrating Success Is Important For Team Building

By Adam Christing | September 8, 2021

Are you the kind of person that thinks celebrating success is a little indulgent? After all, there’s still plenty of work left to do. So why waste more time celebrating wins rather than working towards the next goal? We certainly can’t argue that you lack motivation if this is your line of thinking. But maybe … Read more

What part of the brain processes humor

What Part Of The Brain Processes Humor?

By Adam Christing | September 6, 2021

Laughter is the best medicine. Or so they say. But have you ever wondered what that phrase actually means? Surely, laughter can’t treat the body like penicillin can. (I know where you think this is going. And no, this is not that kind of article). But plenty of studies have shown how a sense of … Read more

What to wear to a company holiday party

What To Wear To A Company Holiday Party

By Adam Christing | September 1, 2021

With the end of August comes the end of summer. And that might have meant something different to you when you were a kid. Maybe it meant summer camp was winding down. And school was just about to pick up in a couple of weeks. But as an adult, the end of summer can only … Read more

How to break into comedy writing

How To Break Into Comedy Writing

By Adam Christing | August 30, 2021

Making people laugh is like a superpower. No, seriously. Let’s say you hire out a professional comedian. You literally witness them turning a dark, tense room into one full of laughter. And all because of a couple of jokes. Comedy writers know this better than anyone. In fact, they’ve managed to make entire careers out of … Read more

How to make positive thinking a habit

How To Make Positive Thinking A Habit

By Adam Christing | August 25, 2021

Life is like a box of chocolates. Sometimes, you get that sweet juicy caramel morsel you’ve been searching for. But most likely, you’re left with some weird coconut almond marzipan stuff. Bleh! (No offense if coconut almond marzipan is your jam.) It’s easy to think that life is simply what we’re dealt. And we just … Read more

How to cost a charity event

How To Host A Charity Event

By Adam Christing | August 23, 2021

What makes your average 9 to 5 all the more worth it? Sure, the benefits are great. And the coworkers aren’t bad either. But what about those nights where you get to let your hair down and give back to your community? Oh, that’s right. Fundraising events! Fundraising events are a fantastic way of shaking … Read more

How positive thinking affects the brain

How Positive Thinking Affects The Brain

By Adam Christing | August 18, 2021

If you’re in a dark hole mentally, what’s the last thing you want to hear someone say to you. “Just think positive!” Most times, this sentiment can feel misguided. Especially in the face of mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. But, as much as you may not want to hear it, they’re still kind … Read more

How to improve communication skills in the workplace

How To Improve Communication Skills In The Workplace

By Adam Christing | August 16, 2021

Communication. You hear that term all the time. Maybe in relation to your friends, family, or loved ones. Or maybe in relation to the delivery guy you’re still waiting on to receive that one package. Cue internal monologue: Darn you, Bill! It went from Mississippi to California?! I’m in New York! Just communicate with me!! … Read more

How to get into comedy acting

How To Get Into Comedy Acting

By Adam Christing | August 11, 2021

There are a number of reasons why a person would want to get into stand-up comedy. I’m sure even you have a couple of different reasons for wanting to make a career as a comedian. Maybe you’ve always had a knack for making people laugh. Or, maybe, you just love the rush of standing up … Read more

Why Is Communication Important In The Workplace

Why Is Communication Important In The Workplace?

By Adam Christing | August 9, 2021

Have you ever had a job where workplace communication was poor? Or even non-existent? Employees may have spent their whole day on social media. Or, they might not have bothered to show up to work at all. After all, it’s exhausting showing up to the workplace with no clue of what’s going on. If this … Read more

What do people find funny

What Do People Find Funny?

By Adam Christing | August 4, 2021

It’s no secret that everyone has a different sense of humor. Some of your friends may be into dry humor. Your other friends might be more into slapstick. Maybe you’re the type with friends who love to engage with witty wordplay. Or perhaps you just love people who tell self-deprecating jokes. Suffice it to say … Read more

How to drive employee engagement

How to Drive Employee Engagement

By Adam Christing | August 2, 2021

Imagine this. You walk into the workplace, ready to give a rousing speech to your employees. You’ve worked on it all night. And you’re hoping that this will uplift company culture and get employees engaged. After delivering your speech, you look to your team for feedback. And the room is dead silent. No, really. You … Read more

What is dry humor

What is Dry Humor?

By Adam Christing | July 28, 2021

You might just think that humor is just humor. Simply there to get a laugh, right? But did you know there are actually different types of humor? And not everybody finds the same things funny? Take slapstick for example. Somebody walks into a room, confident as ever. Then, they slip on a banana peel. Cue … Read more

How to increase work productivity

How to Increase Work Productivity

By Adam Christing | July 26, 2021

We’ve all had those days where Tuesday feels like Friday. 10 AM feels like 4 PM. And as soon as we realize our mistake, we feel stuck in the day, unable to get anything done. It’s a lousy feeling. And getting out of that rut can feel even harder. Some people mistake work productivity for … Read more

How company culture shapes employee motivation

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

By Adam Christing | July 21, 2021

Do you remember going to your parents’ work as a kid? You entered the office and could immediately feel a shift in the atmosphere. The air may have felt tense on certain days. You know, the ones with deadlines or a performance review. But other times, the air felt lighter. Someone brought in donuts or … Read more

How to increase job satisfaction and improve employee engagement

How to Increase Job Satisfaction and Improve Employee Engagement

By Adam Christing | July 19, 2021

What’s the worst job you ever had? No, really. Try thinking about it. The absolute worst job that made you feel horrible and icky inside. Do you remember what it felt like to get up in the morning and go to work? And, maybe even more importantly, do you remember how you felt at the … Read more

Corporate entertainment 5 benefits

Corporate Entertainment: 5 Benefits

By Adam Christing | July 14, 2021

Have you ever been to a corporate event that relied solely on Powerpoint presentations? Don’t get me wrong –  you love this company. In fact, you were psyched that they were hosting a corporate event in the first place. But then you arrived only to show up and watch un-motivational speakers click a button to … Read more

Why is employee motivation important

Why is Employee Motivation Important?

By Adam Christing | July 12, 2021

Have you ever worked out with a personal trainer? Or attended a talk where the speaker was particularly inspiring? There’s a kind of high that accompanies either of those scenarios, isn’t there? You know, someone cheering you on and telling them they believe in you? It’s that feeling of wanting to be better and do … Read more

How to host a client appreciation event

How to Host a Client Appreciation Event

By Adam Christing | July 7, 2021

No company can exist without its clients. In fact, some might argue that clients are the very backbone of their business. So how can you make sure your clients feel appreciated and recognized? I’m not just talking about the nice “hello” when customers walk through the door. I’m not even talking about offering free candies … Read more

4 reasons you need to have a company event

4 Reasons You Need to Have a Company Event

By Adam Christing | July 5, 2021

Have you ever seen Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining? (Stick with me, I promise I have a point). Well, there’s a famous scene in which Jack Nicholson repeatedly types out a chilling message on his typewriter. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” While his character may be going crazy at that point, … Read more

How to do a successful virtual fundraiser

How to Do a Successful Virtual Fundraiser

By Adam Christing | June 30, 2021

If you work in the world of nonprofits, you’re likely familiar with the world of fundraisers too. Well, that, and a manner of ways to combat crises on a daily basis! But with the pandemic making in-person gatherings once near-impossible, hosting virtual fundraising events have become more popular than ever. In fact, it’s likely that … Read more

How to measure employee morale

How to Measure Employee Morale

By Adam Christing | June 28, 2021

Every company wants to be successful. But what is the magic ingredient that everyone is looking for? Is it prosperous sales? Is it adequate customer satisfaction? Not quite. Try turning in the other direction. That’s right. The magic of every company lies in its employee morale and job satisfaction. When employee morale is high, workers … Read more

What are dad jokes

What are Dad Jokes?

By Adam Christing | June 23, 2021

Ah, the dad joke. The perfect amount of humor for any age. Some have argued that dad jokes are not necessarily funny. But no one can resist the punny charm a dad joke has to offer. If you’re not familiar with a dad joke, here’s a little breakdown for you. They are corny. They are … Read more

Corporate team event ideas to build relationships

Corporate Team Event Ideas to Build Relationships

By Adam Christing | June 21, 2021

If you really think about it, your day is split up into thirds. You spent eight hours at work, eight hours at home, then (hopefully) eight hours sleeping. You might never have looked at your time like this. But doesn’t this prove that your corporate team members are a pretty substantial part of your life? … Read more

How to make meetings fun

How to Make Meetings Fun

By Adam Christing | June 16, 2021

Meetings. You either love them or you hate them. You know that a meeting is important for deploying valuable information. But do they have to be so utterly boring? You’re probably thinking, “Well, it’s work! It’s not entertainment.” And you would be right in thinking that. But a meeting is still a time for company … Read more

hybrid event tips

10 Tips For Meetings That Work In Person And Online (Hybrid Events)

By Adam Christing | June 14, 2021

Make Your Hybrid Event a Hit! 10 Tips for Meetings that Work In Person and Online (Plus 10 Mistakes Meeting Planners Make with Hybrid Events) “I want the best of both worlds.” – Van Halen You’ve got to pull off an In person AND virtual event?! It’s not easy to navigate two worlds at one … Read more

How to plan a successful product launch event

How to Plan a Successful Product Launch Event

By Adam Christing | June 9, 2021

You’ve been sitting on a project for quite a while now. And you’re quite excited to launch it into the world. But planning a successful product launch event can seem somewhat daunting. This event needs hype. You need to get others just as excited about the product as you are. We’re talking investors, customers, and … Read more

What is comic relief

What is Comic Relief?

By Adam Christing | June 7, 2021

Think about the last time you were in an argument with someone. You’re both hurling insults at each other. You’re looking for ways to win the argument. But then… somebody farts. You’re not quite sure who did it. In fact, whoever did isn’t fessing up. But determining the culprit no longer matters. By now, you’re … Read more

Why are some people funny

Why Are Some People Funny?

By Adam Christing | June 3, 2021

Some people are funnier than others. It’s just a fact of life. But is there a specific reason for this? Turns out there may be a few. Researchers have found scientific justification to back a person’s sense of humor. And these traits are often what set comedians who get hired to be funny apart. But … Read more

What are networking events

What Are Networking Events?

By Adam Christing | June 3, 2021

An essential part of growing your career is making connections with others. These connections can lead to professional development, community, referrals, and more. Luckily, there are specific events that exist with the purpose of facilitating these connections. These are called networking events. Networking events allow professionals to come together. There are different types of networking … Read more

How To Do Stand-Up Comedy

By Adam Christing | May 26, 2021

Many will mistake stand-up comedy for something easy. But it is an art form that takes a lot of time and practice to master. A stand-up comedian must be a solid performer. But they also have to be a prolific writer. They must know how to read the audience and pivot when a joke goes … Read more

5 cost-saving virtual entertainment ideas

5 Cost-Saving Virtual Entertainment Ideas

By Adam Christing | May 25, 2021

Hosting virtual events on their own already save money. Companies no longer have to worry about travel costs or hotel accommodations for guests and keynote speakers. They can also welcome a larger audience since everyone is attending remotely. But virtual events still require some form of entertainment to keep attendees engaged throughout. Oftentimes, an online … Read more

5 tips for choosing the perfect virtual speaker for your next virtual event

5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Virtual Speaker for your Next Virtual Event

By Adam Christing | May 19, 2021

Virtual events have become the new norm. And with it, the demand for effective virtual speakers has risen. Luckily, virtual events allow for more flexibility than in-person events. You don’t have to worry about flying speakers in from different parts of the world. And you won’t have to set up their accommodations for where your … Read more

7 ideas to enhance audience participation at your next virtual event

7 Ideas to Enhance Audience Participation at your Next Virtual Event

By Adam Christing | May 17, 2021

Virtual events have been cropping up everywhere in the last year. And there are a lot of added benefits to events going virtual. In-person events can sometimes limit the number of attendees due to physical capacity. But online events allow for more people to enjoy pre-recorded content that will last longer than the event itself. … Read more

Who invented stand-up comedy

Who Invented Stand-up Comedy?

By Adam Christing | May 12, 2021

Stand-up comedy feels like it’s been around forever. But it’s actually a relatively new art form and phenomenon. The world was familiar with French satire and British cartoons. But American stand-up comedy involved a solo performer speaking directly to audiences. There is no real narrative structure that stand-up comedy seems to follow. Nor is there … Read more

How to write a stand-up comedy routine

How to Write a Stand-up Comedy Routine

By Adam Christing | May 11, 2021

Stand-up comedy is a niche field. It takes a performer guts to get onstage. But it takes brains to assemble the perfect act. Standup is said to have started in New York in the late 19th century. African American vaudeville performer Charley Case is credited with doing the first standup act in the 1880s. Since … Read more

What's the difference between a virtual and hybrid event

What’s the Difference Between a Virtual and Hybrid Event?

By Adam Christing | May 5, 2021

The events of the past year have certainly changed a lot of things. But one thing, in particular, that has risen both in popularity and out of necessity is virtual events. Through virtual events, companies have noticed a rise in audience reach and event size. They also have benefitted from cost reduction since the event … Read more

How to structure virtual meetings

How to structure virtual meetings

By Adam Christing | May 3, 2021

Hosting a virtual meeting can be hard. Without being face to face, virtual meetings certainly require more preparation and tech-savvy. But effective virtual meetings do exist. And the guidelines to accomplish them are not all that difficult to adopt. A successful meeting relies on everyone’s contribution to the team as a whole. So making a … Read more

Virtual Team Building Activities

Virtual Team Building Activities

By Greg Bennick | April 29, 2021

Virtual Variety! How Online Variety Shows Are the Ultimate Virtual Team Building Activity Who doesn’t love to laugh? Think for a moment about your favorite funny movie, joke, (clean!) comedian. What do they all have in common? They make you feel amazing. When we laugh, we feel uplifted emotionally and physically. We actually experience a euphoria … Read more

How to ensure people are communicating effectively in virtual meetings

How To Ensure People Are Communicating Effectively In Virtual Meetings

By Adam Christing | April 28, 2021

There’s no question that COVID has certainly impacted our relationships. But for work relations, it’s made communication between professionals even more integral. You may find yourself working on a virtual or remote team. And this can present a multitude of challenges. So ensuring that all team members can communicate effectively with each other is crucial. … Read more

How many calories does laughing burn

How Many Calories Does Laughing Burn?

By Adam Christing | April 26, 2021

Whoever said comedy wasn’t a workout lied. In fact, laughing has been proven to burn calories. I know this sounds like a ruse. But even Vanderbilt University Medical Center agrees with me. During a research study, they found that 15 minutes of laughter burns between 10 and 40 calories a day. And the International Journal … Read more

How long are comedy shows

How Long Are Comedy Shows?

By Adam Christing | April 21, 2021

Everyone loves to laugh. But you know that moment that even a comedy show starts to drag? Yeah, even laughter knows when it’s time to move on. That’s why comedy shows have specific time requirements and durations. Typically, even with a warm house, audiences will start to tire around the half-hour mark. So for comedians, … Read more

how to make virtual meetings more fun

How To Make Virtual Meetings More Fun

By Adam Christing | April 20, 2021

Almost every company has relied on video conferencing and online meetings to do business during these socially distanced, trying times over the last year or so. And even before that, organizations of all kinds used tech for working remotely or dealing with different time zones. While most of us have gotten quite used to meeting … Read more

how to do stand up comedy for the first time

How To Do Stand Up Comedy for the First Time

By Adam Christing | April 14, 2021

Not everyone can make a joke. And not everyone can do stand-up comedy either. But if you’re serious about getting into the stand-up comedy scene, below are a couple of tips to help you tackle your first open mic. But make no mistake. Stand up comedy is not something you can master overnight. It takes … Read more

how to boost your employee moral with corporate events

How To Boost Your Employee Morale with Corporate Events

By Adam Christing | April 13, 2021

What is Meant by Morale and How Can Corporate Events Help? For companies that hope to boost employee morale, it’s important to understand a bit more about what that means. In this context, morale is related to the satisfaction, outlook, feelings of well-being, and overall attitude towards a workplace. There are many ways to boost … Read more

List of comedians who had their own tv show

List of Comedians Who Had Their Own TV Show

By Adam Christing | April 7, 2021

Stand-up comedians entertain audiences from the stage, but also make their way into our homes on the small screen via TV shows. We don’t have to wait to see our favorite comics appear in movies or on a special. We can enjoy their comedy every week, or – more than likely – binge an entire … Read more

How to book corporate events

How to Book Corporate Events

By Adam Christing | April 5, 2021

Corporate events can be stressful to plan. There are a lot of moving parts to take into account. But the rewards of a successful event can help your business grow in ways you could not have possibly dreamed. Digital technology has greatly limited our person-to-person contact. But a corporate event provides the perfect opportunity to … Read more

What is a single camera comedy

What is a Single Camera Comedy?

By Adam Christing | March 31, 2021

The rise of streaming devices is undeniable. And this has given television shows even more of an impact in our everyday lives. With so much variety in content, there is a myriad of shows for viewers to choose from. One of the biggest ways in which television shows are distinguished from one another is the … Read more

7 classic slapstick comedy examples

7 Classic Slapstick Comedy Examples

By Adam Christing | March 30, 2021

By now, it’s clear to see that there are a thousand different ways to be funny. But one of the most classic forms of comedy that any clean or dirty comic should be familiar with is slapstick. Slapstick comedy has roots that can be traced all the way back to Ancient Rome and Greece. Its … Read more

What is the purpose of team building

What Is The Purpose Of Team Building?

By Adam Christing | March 24, 2021

Within the field of comedy, amateur improv seems to have cultivated a particularly bad reputation. But that hardly seems fair considering the overwhelming success of the show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?“. Yes, those were professional improv actors that we were watching, but let’s be real. We are all guilty of having watched clips from … Read more

how to host a virtual event

How To Host A Virtual Event

By Adam Christing | March 22, 2021

We’re hearing about virtual events a lot these days, but they’ve actually been around for a while. Virtual events were even taking place in the last century, like the presentation from Visual Data Corporation (now called Onstream Media Corporation) at a virtual event in 1993. In that virtual trade show presentation, Alan Saperstein and Randy … Read more

how to write stand up comedy

How To Write Stand-Up Comedy

By Adam Christing | March 16, 2021

It might go without saying, but stand-up comedy requires copious amounts of joke writing before a stand-up comedian can get up and speak in front of a live or virtual audience and do their thing. Though many comedians make it look easy, they’ll be the first to tell you it takes a bit of work … Read more

why is team building important?

Why Is Team Building Important?

By Adam Christing | March 9, 2021

Considering that about a third of your life is spent at work, it makes sense to make the most of it. The people you pass your time with at work often end up being more than just co-workers. You get to know each other over the years, and may even meet each other’s families. It’s … Read more

how to book a comedian

How to Book a Comedian

By Adam Christing | February 23, 2021

So you want to know how you can hire a comedian? Funny you should ask. We just so happen to have a lot of experience in this area and are happy to help. First off, can we just commend you for your great idea? Hiring comedians – whether it be for private events, a corporate … Read more

who was the first comedian

Who was the first comedian?

By Adam Christing | February 15, 2021

Over time humans have sought out entertainment in various forms. From telling stories around the fire to brick-walled comedy clubs, there have always been elements that make us laugh. Throughout human history, comedy, or at least laughter, has pretty much been a constant.  Whether it was family-friendly fun on the Ed Sullivan show, Richard Pryor … Read more

Weirdest & funniest things to happen on virtual meetings

Weirdest & Funniest Things To Happen On Virtual Meetings

By Adam Christing | February 8, 2021

From pants-less surprises to pets pushing their way past barriers to make their virtual debut, the last year has had its share of weird and funny Zoom meeting moments. Of course, Zoom meetings and video conference calls have been a thing for a while, but with quarantine and other stay-at-home measures that moved much of … Read more

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26 Interactive Virtual Event Ideas, Perfect for Online Events

By Adam Christing | February 2, 2021

  The A to Z’s of virtual event ideas for your next virtual event Are you in charge of planning a virtual event? Say a virtual holiday party for your office this year? If you want to make your people feel great about your next virtual event, there is ONE BIG secret that can give … Read more

How to be a good comedian

How to Be a Good Comedian

By Adam Christing | January 26, 2021

So you want to know what it takes to become a comedian? You’d like to try your hand at stand-up and perform your material at comedy clubs across the country? I’m about to reveal the secret that has been passed down from generation to generation, from early vaudeville performers to present-day stand-ups. I am entrusting … Read more

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How to Become a Standup Comedian

By Adam Christing | January 19, 2021

I’ve often heard people say I could do stand-up comedy. I’m funny. All you have to do is just get up on stage and riff, right? Wrong, actually. As with so many art forms, stand-up comedy may seem a lot easier than it really is. Having a great sense of humor and being funny are … Read more

10 Virtual team building ideas for remote companies

10 Virtual Team Building Ideas For Remote Companies

By Adam Christing | January 13, 2021

Like Jasmine and Aladdin declared in that Disney movie years ago, it’s “a whole new world.” If they only knew what was to come as far as our new virtual reality and video conferencing capabilities, wouldn’t they be wowed? Then again, they had magic carpets and a genie that granted wishes, so perhaps not. But … Read more

Top 10 Clean Comedy Movies Of The Last Decade

Top 10 Clean Comedy Movies Of The Last Decade

By Adam Christing | January 6, 2021

We can all use some virtual entertainment and diversion these days, but movies often take it too far when it comes to foul language and certain subject matters. Everyone likes a good guffaw, but we don’t need to be grossed out or offended for that to happen. As Lord Polonius said in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “brevity … Read more

6 funniest female comedians to watch 2021

6 Funniest Female Comedians To Watch 2021

By Adam Christing | December 31, 2020

From Mae West to Lucille Ball to Ellen and many others, funny females have been making us laugh for years. The things that women comedians crack jokes about really runs the gamut. They cover careers, control pantyhose (remember the 80s?), kids, tater tots, and literally anything because women, it turns out, are also humans. Who … Read more

5 Ways To Make Your Virtual Event An Experience To Remember

5 Ways To Make Your Virtual Event An Experience To Remember

By Adam Christing | December 23, 2020

It was Alexander Graham Bell who once said, “When one door closes, another door opens.” Even if he was just complaining about a drafty old house, he had a good point. More likely, though, he was talking about setbacks and opportunities, and the benefits of learning how to adapt and move forward. So how do … Read more

How are virtual meetings different from face to face

How Are Virtual Meetings Different From Face To Face?

By Adam Christing | December 19, 2020

If you’re like a lot of people who are working from home, you still have some distant memories of what it was like to be in the same space as your colleagues, when you could say without hesitation that they have a lower half. Nowadays, with virtual meetings being the norm, you can only verify … Read more

How to encourage participation in virtual meetings

How To Encourage Participation In Virtual Meetings

By Adam Christing | December 9, 2020

Virtual meetings and video conferencing have been around for quite some time now, but everyone would agree that this year we’ve engaged in more than ever before. We adapted to uncertainty with aplomb, and powered ahead, making the best with what we had. We’ve downloaded unfamiliar software, found a way to remember 10 new passwords, … Read more

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Meet “The Zoom Master” – Aaron O’Brien!

By Adam Christing | December 2, 2020

MEET “THE ZOOM MASTER” In this eye-opening interview you will learn how to encourage participation in virtual meetings, how to make yourself look (and sound) good online, and how to make your next Zoom meeting way more effective. There is a treasure chest of virtual tips, wisdom, and experience here. If you are in charge … Read more

Ways to break the ice at team meetings

7 Ways To Break The Ice At Team Meetings

By Adam Christing | November 25, 2020

Starting out a meeting with an ice breaker is a great way to shake things up during the workday.  People easily become bored by stand up sessions where everyone just lists off their tasks for the week, or one person drones on and on until everyone begins to picture that scene where Ben Stein is … Read more

how to fight virtual meeting fatique

How To Fight Virtual Meeting Fatigue

By Adam Christing | November 20, 2020

Another day, another meeting, and sometimes several in a row. Even if in-person meetings were never your cup of tea, at least there was the slight chance of finding a decent snack spread or maybe some donuts. What used to be a little break from being chained to your desk, when you could walk down … Read more

5 Ways To Effectively Lead Virtual Team Meetings

5 Ways To Effectively Lead Virtual Team Meetings

By Adam Christing | November 12, 2020

At this point in the year of endless crisis and curveballs, most of us have managed to establish some regularity in our routines. We clock in at our new office space, whether that be the kitchen table or a makeshift cubicle in the corner of the room, and get down to business. We hop on … Read more

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Hire A Virtual Magician: 11 Ways a Virtual Magician Can Make Your Meeting Magical

By Adam Christing | November 5, 2020

…And 11 Tips for Working with the Best Virtual Magicians  ABRACADABRA! “ABRACADABRA” is the most famous of all magic words. Some language experts believe the word goes back to ancient Hebrew and means: “I will create as I speak.” If you want to create a memorable virtual event for your team, consider hiring a virtual … Read more

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5 Ways You Can Listen To Clean Comedy in 2020

By Adam Christing | October 28, 2020

People can always use a pick-me-up, even in normal times when things are not as weirdly World War Z adjacent. These days we’ve got to do whatever we can to stay sane and make time for moments of light and levity, even if that means escaping with the best clean comedy we can find! When … Read more

how to make virtual meetings more interactive

10 Ways You Can Make Virtual Meetings More Interactive

By Adam Christing | October 21, 2020

If it seems like you spend every day plugged in, logged on, and staring straight ahead at the screen, you’re not alone. Like everyone else, Clean Comedians is adjusting to the new normal. As it turns out that dude from Jamiroquai was pretty dead on with his prediction about virtual insanity, though he probably didn’t … Read more

10 Tips for Making Your Online Meeting a Hit with Humor

By Adam Christing | October 16, 2020

Virtual Victory! Keys to Hiring Virtual Comedians, Virtual Entertainers, Virtual Magicians, and Virtual Keynote Speakers Photo Credit “Zoom fatigue” is real. But be of good cheer. Humor helps. Laughter can make your virtual meeting fun for everyone. Here are some strategies to help you incorporate a virtual comedian into your online meeting to create a … Read more

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A History of Clean Comedians . . . Decade by Decade

By Adam Christing | November 8, 2019

The History of Comedy: Clean Comedians from 1920 to 2020 There have been hundreds of hilarious clean (and not-so-clean) comedians in American history. In this article you will meet some of the great performers of the last 100 years—with a special focus on the clean comedians from each decade. In recent years, the word “comedian” … Read more

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22 Tips for Booking Great Corporate Entertainment: Use these Keys to Find the Best Entertainers!

By Adam Christing | July 15, 2019

Great corporate event entertainers can make or break your next event. Here are 22 ways to be sure you work with the best of the best. Hire the best entertainment and you will delight your attendees. Get ready to hear lots of thank yous from your boss and leadership team too. It’s show time. After … Read more

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How to Get Gigs: 17 Strategies for Keynote Speakers, Magicians, Entertainers, Comedians, and Variety Artists Who Want to Get Booked

By Adam Christing | July 8, 2019

Are you a professional (or semi-professional) speaker or entertainer? If you are ready to get booked more often, for more money, you’ll appreciate these 17 “C” based secrets for getting booked. See Related: 10 Ways You Can Make Virtual Meetings More Interactive The purpose of your performance or presentation is to win CLIENTS. You want repeat … Read more

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How To Give A Great Speech – 20 Tips

By Adam Christing | June 21, 2019

Make your next speech, presentation, or keynote address a hit with your attendees. Use these 15 Positive P’s to ensure your message is memorable. And avoid the 5 Problem P’s that characterize a weak speaker. Read on and discover how to speak with more confidence and clarity! Use these 15 Powerful P’s to Deliver a … Read more

Corporate Entertainment Planning In 5 Steps

Corporate Entertainment Planning In 5 Steps

By Adam Christing | March 26, 2019

When planning for any corporate event, you need to make sure the best entertainment options are considered. Excellent corporate entertainers can make your event a great success, but if poor it can potentially ruin your business opportunities. Taking the right steps in the planning process is key to achieving the desired goals. The following 5 steps if … Read more

5 Reasons Why Corporate Entertainment Is Important At Your Next Event

5 Reasons Why Corporate Entertainment Is Important At Your Next Event

By Adam Christing | March 24, 2019

While there’s no magic formula for organizing the perfect corporate event, there are a few nearly sure-fire ways to spice up any gathering. Hiring a professional entertainer like a comedian or an illusionist can be the difference between a stellar event and a humdrum affair. In fact, corporate entertainment confers more benefits than most realize. … Read more

5 Tips for Staying on Time at Your Next Event

5 Tips for Staying on Time at Your Next Event

By Adam Christing | March 24, 2019

Keeping your program tight and on schedule can be the difference between an event that is good and one that is great. When you start on time, and end on time, you tell your guests they are valued. See Related: How to Be a Great Event Planner 5 Tips for Staying on Time at Your Next … Read more

5 Ways To Wreck the Most Wonderful Time of the year

5 Ways to Wreck the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

By Adam Christing | March 24, 2019

They are already putting Christmas stuff out at the stores! But you still have plenty of time to bring out your inner Grinch…if that’s your style. See Related: How to Be a Great Event Planner Here are 5 ways you can destroy your group’s next holiday party. 1. Don’t even schedule a holiday party! 2. Throw a … Read more