Humor and Event Tips for Meeting Planners

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

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 event … 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 is not something you can master overnight. It takes years … 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

interactive virtual events

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? If you want to make your people feel great about your next virtual event, there is ONE BIG secret that can give you success… Make your event interactive. Here you will discover … 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

how to become a standup comedian

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

hire a virtual magician

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

how to listen to clean comedy

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

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 Event

By Adam Christing | March 17, 2020

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

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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