Why Hiring a Comedian Is One of the Best Business Decisions

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Written by Tim Grable

February 2, 2019

The obvious reason why you may consider hiring a comedian for your corporate events is to make guests laugh.

So you’re not wrong; a top comedian can keep your audience laughing and paying attention to what’s happening on stage. However, the benefits of booking this type of entertainment go beyond that.

In the following article, we’re going to talk about why hiring a comedian for a corporate event is a smart business investment which can contribute to the overall success of your organization.

Let’s jump right in!

Why Hiring a Comedian Is One of the Best Business Decisions

Instant Stress Relief Which Can Boost Productivity

Everyone needs a reboot from time to time to shake off all the stress which keeps piling up in everyday life. Also, your event guests make no exception.

Well, comedy has an instant effect because it makes people laugh and laughter triggers the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural feel-good chemicals.

That said, the benefits of laughter are long-lasting. People’s level of productivity has been linked to their ability to relax and clear their minds of stress.

In other words, happy employees are productive employees.

So, comedy might be the unexpected ingredient your event needs to give employees a quick boost in their productivity level.

Takes the Pressure off and Makes Guests More Receptive

When at corporate events, guests often find it hard to be themselves because they feel pressured to act a certain way, be personable and remember everyone’s names.

What’s more, most people are self-conscious about what they say, how they act and whether they are going to make a good impression on their co-workers and their higher-ups.

There is much pressure which comes with that, and it can make guests close up and not want to engage with whatever is going on at your event.

Comedy, on the other hand, creates an entirely different mood, as it takes the edge off and can diffuse any tense situation.

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This way, guests can truly enjoy your event, which will make them more receptive to other messages you may want to communicate at the event. 

Think about what comes after the entertainment section in your event’s schedule.

Maybe it’s a ceremony rewarding top employees or a speech on the future of the company and the goals you want everyone to work towards fulfilling.

A high-quality comedian can help ensure that whatever comes after their act is well received by the audience who’s already feeling relaxed and is in a great mood.

Furthermore, humor is an excellent way to connect to an audience and share ideas in a way which is not only impactful but also engaging.

Is that an opportunity you want to leverage? Then pick a comedian who can customize his/her act to include essential things you want your guests to remember after the event has ended.

Humor Builds Connection

We’ve already talked about how humor is an excellent vessel for communicating ideas and building a genuine connection to the audience.

However, it’s important to mention comedy is also a powerful way to help those sitting in the audience feel a stronger connection with one another.

When a comedian tells a joke on stage and people laugh together over it, they feel a part of the same group. It’s this shared understanding of humor which brings people together in a natural way.

Also, hearty group laughter helps foster good working relationships. Teams which laugh together are more cohesive and, as a result, tend to communicate better, as well.

So, laughter provides more than just immediate benefits; it can contribute to improved relationships between co-workers or at least break the ice to create new connections.

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Creates Positive Brand Image and Boosts Employee Morale

To some degree, your choice of entertainment will reflect the organization’s personality and core values. It will influence people’s perception of your company as a whole, as guests will associate the entertainment provided at your event with the company’s image.

So, your next event represents a great opportunity to showcase your brand in a positive light. Hiring a clever, unique comedian as entertainment shows you are a fun, exciting company – the kind people want to work for.

When people feel genuinely proud and enthusiastic about the company which employs them, they are more motivated to do their best work.

It should go without saying this type of attitude towards work can only have a positive impact on the company.

Hiring a Comedian: a few Top Suggestions for You

Now that you know a bit more about the remarkable benefits a well-picked comedian provides for an event check out a few recommendations of entertainers you should consider.

These are all, high-class, clean comedians, so you don’t have to worry about the potential use of foul language or possibly offending jokes.

 John Heffron, Keith Alberstadt, Adam Ferrara.

  • John Heffron. The level of energy and enthusiasm John brings on stage have made him one of the most highly-praised comedians working today. Your guests will love his hilarious act filled with relatable stories about all aspects of life.
  • Keith Alberstadt. Keith has a genuine, playful wit and a charming personality which radiates onstage and makes guests instantly resonate with what he has to say. So it’s no surprise he’s favorite at corporate parties!
  • Adam Ferrara. You may recognize Adam from the Emmy® nominated FX drama series Rescue Me where he played Chief Needless Nelson. As a corporate comedian, he makes the most out of his acting skills to bring hilarious stories to life and keep the audience engaged.

If you’re interested in hiring a comedian we mentioned above, reach out to us at 615 283 0039, and we’ll be happy to help you out.

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So, What Are You Waiting for?

When it comes to planning successful corporate events which make an impact, humor is no joke.

That said, know that we offer a wide array of best-in-class entertainers with extensive experience performing at corporate events of all sizes.

So you can find the right comedian for your upcoming event in our portfolio.

Happy browsing!

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