16 Different Types of Entertainment for Special Events

Marty Simpson

Written by Tim Grable

March 25, 2017

You have already started to prepare for your special events. The venue is set, the food menu and the drinks have been picked. However, now, you are facing a dilemma: what entertainment you should hire for the event.

We are here to tell you not to worry about that. In this article, we will talk about 16 different types of entertainment you can hire for your big event.

1. Virtual host

16 Different Types of Entertainment for Special Events

Looking for something different for your next virtual event?  Someone that can bring the different components of your next virtual meeting together in a fun and energetic package?  Then consider using a Virtual Host for your next event or meeting.  A Virtual Host assumes the role of making sure your meeting and event stays on task, your message gets communicates and everyone has a good time in the process.  Without a Virtual Host, meetings can become lackluster and your audience is distracted and disheartened.  A Virtual Emcee solves this problem by keeping your meeting on task and your participants engaged.  Don’t let your time together slip through your fingers and your message fall to the wayside.  Instead, make your meeting engaging and your event memorable with an experienced Virtual Host!

2. Magician

There are a lot of people in this world who are missing out on the fact they did not see any magic tricks by now. Even the people who saw magicians performing cannot get enough of their acts.

Hiring a magician will make your event memorable and unique.  An evening of magic will leave your audience speechless.

3. Illusionist

How fun would it be if someone just appeared out of nowhere near one of your guests and started doing their trick without them even realizing it? This sort of unexpected little things makes special events great.

Illusionists are those kinds of entertainers who’ll make your guests think long and hard about how awesome your event was.

We put magicians and illusionists in different categories because not every magician can be an illusionist, but all illusionists are magicians.

4. Shadow Performer

Shadow performance is a new type of entertainment, and it is definitely something which catches your eye no matter what. It is an excellent choice for big events because shadow performers flawlessly combine acting, dancing, and circus.

Shadow performances are all about dancers’ ability to transform their bodies into images and creating a story.

5. Hypnotist

Not that many people believe in hypnosis. However, what if your audience would see it live? Wouldn’t that be cool for them? First, because it is not every day they have this opportunity. Second, because they will want to tell their friends what grand event they have attended.

6. Mentalist

At special events, it may be a little hard for entertainers to interact with the audience. However, the performance of a mentalist will require exactly that: one on one direct communication with the guests.

Your audience will have plenty of fun and feel special because they will be included in the performance of the entertainer.  Everyone will agree that this should be included as one of your types of entertainment.

7. Master of Ceremonies

Every big event needs a master of ceremony, right? The best ones are those who have industry experience and know when or whether to say jokes.

Plus, if your guests are going to love the emcee, they will definitely want to stay much longer and enjoy the event.

8. VJ

Big events require a good mix of music and visuals. If the venue is big, then the lack of visual effects will make your event seem dull.

You do not have to go crazy and think about the fact your event should look like a club. Event VJs know exactly how to handle the visual aspect, so you should rely on them.

9. Band

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Music is the life of every big event, especially if it is live. You can hire a band which will perform one of the greatest hits for maximum engagement with the audience.

Your guests will sing, dance, relax, unwind and have a fantastic time.

What Types of Comedians Should You Hire?

To climb the ladder of success, you have to have a plan and formula for how to get there. Not to mention, somewhat of a professional appeal, especially if you’re a comedian. But in the world of comedy what exactly is that appeal supposed to be? There are so many different types of comedians, yet they all seem to be telling the same jokes. Well, we have two things to say to that. The first being, comedy should never sound the same! Where have you been looking? Every comedian should have their own personal style that engages the audience in a captivating way. Second off, believe it or not, there are many different types of comedians. Do you still not understand or believing us? Well, allow us to explain to you what we’re talking about, so you never have to end up with a bland comedian ever again.

10.  Virtual Comedian

A Virtual Comedian can customize their comedy show to your audience. They can include your branding, goals, and mission. The personalization will guarantee that no two events are the same.  This type of comic will engage your group and make everyone have a great time in a online setting.

11. Stand-Up Comedian

You know that student that used to just walk into class without reading the book and participated in class discussion without a hitch? And then they would write the most eloquently written paper the teacher had ever seen and received an A+ without even trying. Sound familiar? Yep, that’s the stand-up comedian. To them, everything can be made into a joke, no matter how small…or serious (which is probably sometimes a downfall). Anyways, a prime example of this hilarious comedian is America’s Got Talent’s very own Tom Cotter. With his witty commentary and sarcastic remarks, Cotter can make anything and everything funny. From Disney princesses to college, there’s always something to laugh at. His effortless blend of relatability and humor make him one of the best comedians out there. No matter what the event, Tom Cotter is sure to be a crowd favorite. Stand-Up Comedy is one of the best types of entertainment

12. Ventriloquist

Do you like to laugh? Do you like Toy Story? Do you like puppets? Well, then the ventriloquist comedian is for you! Now, hear me out, I know not everyone likes puppets, especially since they seem to remind people of the plot of some terrifying horror movie (yeah, I don’t understand either), but they’re very entertaining…if you are exposed to the right one, that is. But in a world of fake comedians, who is the real deal? Well, we’ve got that one covered…Taylor Mason is one of the most skilled and hilarious ventriloquists out there! From Pacho the Pig to Romeo the teenage boy (there’s a lot of humor there, as we all know), Mason’s ability to make the audience roar with laughter is untouchable by almost anyone else in his division of comedy. Are you starting to see the difference between the different types of comedians?

13. Relatable Comedian

Parents of teens…this one is for you. While we can’t do anything to ease the tension when your oldest learn to drive, or when your youngest decides to start their bank account with your money, we can help you find the humor in it. Well, not us exactly, but Jeff Allen. That’s right, Allen is the relatable comedian because every parent has felt that same sense of dread when they decide to teach their teenager to drive…the only time they decide to teach their teenager to drive. And every husband understands that moment when their wife comes home and doesn’t tell them to do something, but they are telling them to do something. Sound familiar? Anyways, all that to say, if you need someone to connect with the audience on another level that doesn’t include knock-knock jokes, Jeff Allen is the person you’ve been looking for.

14. Millennial Comedian

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Have you ever listened to a millennial speak and thought about how much money they would make if they actually decided to do something other than drink green tea and do yoga all day? Well, Jon Crist is that millennial…who makes fun of other millennials. Yes, Crist is the hilarious twenty-something young man that realizes how funny the first world problems of his generation are. His talent is quite simple; he’ll mock millennials alongside you, and make it fun. With his sense of humor, his comedy will never get old, because he knows that no matter what anybody tells him, he is a very special human being and he deserves it. With over 1 billion video views, comedian and viral sensation John Crist is the next big thing in standup comedy.

15. Improv Comedian

Improv comedians can adapt very quickly to any environment and event. What’s even better is their jokes come off as natural, not scripted and your guests will sense this kind of thing?

They are always fresh, charismatic and ready to take over significant events.

16. Musical Comedian

Music AND comedy? Your guests will not say “no.” We think there’s always room for both, especially when it comes from a group of performers who are experts at entertaining people.

So How Was That?

Do you understand the differences between the different types of comedians now? How about the different ones? An even more important question…did you find the one that resonates with you and your next event? Comedy is one of the largest fields in the entertainment business, but it is equally one of the hardest ones to excel in. However, the different types of comedians have absolutely no problem rising to the occasion at every event! So what are you waiting for? Go check them out today!

So Many Types of Entertainment for Special Events to Choose from,

The day when your big event will take place is slowly approaching, and you still have to decide the best entertainment to hire.

Don’t panic. We have got your back. Just give us a call at (615) 283-0039 and tell us more about your event and we will help you make the best decision.

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