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Things to Remember When Hiring a Comedian for your Company Event


If you’re looking to make a splash at your next company event, you might want to consider hiring a professional comedian. Comedians can keep company events light and fun and help you break the standard company event mold. However, before you hire a comedian to perform at your next event there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

When you are choosing which comedian to bring to your event take a few moments to look up some of their content online. Most comedians have a channel on YouTube where you can view some of their bits or pieces of their comedy shows. Take time to see what kinds of topics they speak on and make sure that they will match up with the values and the viewpoints of your company. There is nothing wrong with a good joke but if it is on a topic that your company holds very near to their hearts, it may not be well enjoyed. If you have a comedian that you like but want to avoid certain topics, don’t hesitate to ask them, most comedians are more than willing to accommodate for a paying customer!

Before you start looking at comedians that you want to come to your special event, take some time to set your budget for the event. While there are a ton of comedians out there for you to choose from, you need to know which ones are in your price range. No one wants to go to a company event that only has a comedian because there was nothing left in the budget for refreshments! Also, be willing to negotiate, it can be a little intimidating but if you have some range in your budget to work with you may be able to negotiate a price that works for both parties.

Think about how much time you actually want the comedian to spend on stage during your event. When you think of comedy acts you often think about the one hour spots that you see on television. While you want to get the most for your money, think about if a full hour is really the right choice for your event. In many cases these take place on a business day, occur after work, and are just a part of a larger event. An hour is a lot of time to ask of people, so set a contract with a variable time, and say forty to sixty minutes depending on the audience. If forty minutes passes and the audience loves the comedian he can keep going but if after forty minutes it’s been a good run but people are getting restless, you have the option to let them go!

If you need quality entertainment for you company’s next social event, you should consider Corporate Entertainers. Our connection with the talent industry gives us an advantage and allows us to bring you top quality entertainers and affordable prices. Give us a call today and let us help you find the perfect comedian for your company’s next social gathering.

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