There’s nothing worse than planning entertainment for your corporate event only to have the performer turn off or, even worse, offend much of the audience with off-color or political jokes that divide those in attendance. Not only does the event leave everyone with a bad feeling, but it can also seriously impede your career, as everyone is left questioning your judgment.
However, there are corporate clean comedians out there who can be booked without any fear of them making your coworkers uncomfortable. They are experienced working with business audiences and have the ability to tailor some material to fit each audience they play to, even targeting specific subjects or people for jokes that only that particular crowd might understand. Just as a poorly received show can negatively impact the party planner’s reputation. The following corporate clean comedians will leave the entire company with memories of fun and laughter, memories whose good will naturally filters over to the person who brought them about.
Some of the best corporate clean comedians
Jeff Allen began his career in the Chicago clubs 1978. Over the years, his act has evolved to an all-ages routine, as can be heard on his comedy album, “Happy Wife, Happy Life” or in his multiple full-length comedy films. Jeff’s style is most similar to Jerry Seinfeld, featuring wry observations on modern life.
With 20 years of experience as a corporate clean comedian, Rik Roberts has developed many different acts that he is ready to bring to your event. Including “It’s Funny Now”, a polished hour combining comedy and music, and “Imposter Speaker”, where Rik starts out speaking on a topic of your choice, growing more and more absurd, before the audience gradually realizes he has no idea what’s talking about.
Musician and comedian Dick Hardwick got his start in comedy as the featured comedian in Disneyland’s Golden Horseshoe Revue, learning his craft as a clean comedian who can appeal to all ages. Since then, he is become one of the nation’s most sought-after corporate entertainers, appearing at events for Coke, State Farm, KFC, and other top companies and getting invited back year after year.
Bob Nelson’s rubber-faced comedy style is like a modern day Red Skelton, and, in fact, it was a meeting with Skelton that convinced Bob Nelson to purge the profanity from his act and work clean from that day forward. In addition to eight years spent as Rodney Dangerfield’s opening act, Bob has starred in two HBO comedy specials, ensuring his recognition to at least some members of any audience.
A complete entertainer, Bob Stromberg entertains corporate and other audiences around the world with his combination of comedic storytelling, physical comedy, and even hand shadows. Following his appearance on “America’s Got Talent”, judge Howard Stern said, “You wowed us!” In addition to headliner work, Bob’s available to perform as a keynote speaker or as an emcee for any event.
All of these entertainers are corporate clean comedians who can instantly make a connection with their audience, focusing not on what divides us but on topics that bring us all together with laughter. Throughout each performance, you can count on the audience being fully engaged, while, in the end, you can soak up all the praise for putting on a truly professional, entertaining event.