Different events require specific types of entertainment. Fundraisers or corporate outings can become more memorable when they feature performers who not only make attendees laugh but leave them with deeper messages or feelings. Sometimes, inspirational comedians can be just the right thing to make a group of people want to donate to a charity, feel passionate about a cause or become more invested in a company or group. The individuals or committees planning events just want to make sure to weigh their options carefully and choose inspirational comedians that fit with the themes and purposes of their gatherings.
There is a range of inspirational comics out there from which to choose. Event planners may decide to go with a comedian whose personal story inspires others, or they may want a comedian who talks more about relatable topics such as raising a family. If they choose the right entertainer for their events, they can ensure that their guests leave having had memorable and possibly even life-changing experiences.
Comedy from the Best Inspirational Comedians
Originally from Indiana, Drew Lynch moved to Los Angeles pursue film and TV before a softball accident resulted in vocal cord damage. In his standup act, the comedian often jokes about difficulties he faces as someone who stutters. Audiences not only laugh but feel inspired by his personal story. Lynch was a finalist on the TV show “America’s Got Talent” in 2015.
Comedian, actor and philanthropist Anthony Griffith started doing comedian during college. Originally from Illinois, this comedian has appeared on “Star Search,” “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and HBO and Showtime programs. His acting resume includes movies such as “Tales from the Hood,” “Panther,” “The Curve,” “Our Father” and “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.” Recently, the comedian took part in the Apostles of Comedy Tour. Griffith often talks about highly personal topics in his standup act, including doing magic as a child. Sometimes, he will go into more serious issues, such as his troubled upbringing and strong father figures on television.
Corporate comedian Jeff Allen has become known for his clean style of observational humor. He often talks about his childhood in the 1950s and ‘60s, life as a family man and recovery from drugs and alcohol in his act. The comic started to do comedy in the late 1970s and has performed at theaters, comedy clubs and corporate events and fundraisers all around the country. He was a part of the Apostles of Comedy and Jeff Allen and Friends comedy tours. He has also done his form of inspirational stand up at President George W. Bush’s inauguration and the National Prayer Breakfast. His special “Happy Wife, Happy Life” appeared on the Odyssey Channel and Family Net. He has also been featured on the TV show “Bananas” and the Warner Bros. film “Thou Shalt Laugh.”
Comedians with inspirational messages or stories can bring crowds together and cause them to feel more connected to each other or bigger cause. Groups or individuals putting together events can help to shape the direction of their gatherings through their choices of entertainment. By hiring inspirational comedians with touching personal stories or life stories that resonate with attendees, they can help to create events worth remembering.