Last updated on September 10th, 2017 at 08:01 pm
While corporate conventions certainly are valuable as informational events, the mood is somber and business-like. That is the reason convention planners hire a proven, professional performer to provide convention comedy, break up the mood and give attendees a chance to smile and laugh. The entertainer or motivational speaker should be professional, experienced, and possess the expertise and personality to capture the crowd’s attention. Despite all the distractions of a large crowd, the entertainer should develop a rapport with the audience. He or she needs to create a level of comfort and relaxed humor in the room.
There certainly are some professional, talented individuals that regularly provide convention comedy across the states. Some have television, movie, or Internet credits as well. Some have appeared on America’s Got Talent. Having worked at conventions, large parties, and corporate sponsored events, they are an elite group. Below is a few from that elite group of entertainers. Each one has proven their talent.
Top Convention Comedy
Known as the King of Clean Comedy, Frank King has emceed and entertained at many conventions and corporate events. He got his nickname from having survived a double bypass and two heart valve replacement surgical procedures. Frank features clean comedy, and he has written for several big-name comedians like Jay Leno and Joan Rivers.
Rik Roberts is a twenty-year veteran of clean convention comedy and has appeared at conferences across the country. Rik incorporates current events, facts, visuals, and audience participation into his performances, with the emphasis on hilarious storytelling. Rik is also a member of the National Speakers Association and a board member of the Christian Comedy Association.
Taylor Mason is a comic of many hats, and an entertainer of many trades, including, but not limited to writer, ventriloquist, blogger, author, performer, pianist, singer-songwriter, puppeteer, standup comedian and political observer. For the past 25 years, Taylor Mason has entertained audiences from college campuses to corporate functions “all around the planet.”
Dana Daniels not only has the right stuff, but he also has the right parrot. He and his faithful sidekick, a psychic parrot, named Luigi, have graced the stage of countless corporate events and conventions, entertaining the likes of McDonald’s, Frito-Lay, and Lincoln Financial. They’ve also appeared on America’s Got Talent. Together, they continue to amaze and entertain audiences with their unique brand of comedy and magic.
Whether you are looking to book entertainment for a Consumer Show, Conclave, Annual General Meeting, or Conference, selecting the performer to bring on the convention comedy is a serious concern. Booking a part-time, local standup comedian will not produce the same results and audience satisfaction as a professional will provide. Hiring an individual with national or international exposure is the best way to ensure that the entertainment will not fall short, and the audience will not fall asleep!