Last updated on April 2nd, 2020 at 05:25 am
Organizing an event is, without a doubt, laborious task. There’s so much paperwork and logistics which goes into it.
Whether you’re planning a corporate event or a fundraiser to support a cause that is important to you, you’ll want to create a mood that is both memorable and engaging for your guests.
There’s no need for fireworks or expensive champagne to make an event stand out.
So let’s not forget the entertainment segment, which can often be the most challenging part because even if you’ve nailed the organizational aspects of an event, if the entertainment factor flops, then you can be sure that your guests won’t find it as enjoyable.
The right choice of entertainment will jazz up your event and make it more exciting and livelier. Thankfully, all of this can be avoided if you work with some of the most amazing comedians out there. And in this article, we’ve picked 9 of them we think will be a great addition to your events line-up.
Funny Comedians Who Will Add Life and Energy to Your Event
1. Jeff Allen
Jeff Allen provides top-shelf comedy that makes people laugh harder than they ever did -- and he’s been doing so for more than three decades now. A favorite with corporations, Jeff has earned a reputation as a leading clean comedian in the industry.
His charming brand of humor focuses on the realities of marriage, family, and other everyday situations to which he gives a hilarious spin that is sure to spruce up any event.
In that way, his style of humor is very similar to that of Jerry Seinfeld, but most importantly, his jokes are extremely honest and relatable.
Check out the video from his Dry Bar Comedy Special to get a small sample of his fantastic comedy:
Jeff Allen is an excellent pick for entertainment at:
- corporate events
- award banquets
- church events
2. Dan Naturman
If you’re shopping for amazing comedians who will instantly generate excitement for an event, Dan’s your guy!
During his shows, Dan pokes fun at a wide array of topics that resonate with his audiences -- and makes them burst into laughter. Also, his smooth mixture of self-deprecation and unmitigated grouchiness makes him an instant hit among audiences of all types.
His commanding presence, a result of his 25+ years of experience in the industry, is another quality that people in the audience notice right away.
Dan is also no stranger to appearing on some of the highest-rated television shows, but we’ll mention a few of them here:
- NBC’s Last Comic Standing
- four appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman,
- The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
- One of the Funniest America’s Got Talent Comedians
Watch the video below to discover more of Dan’s career highlights and see a few excerpts from his hilarious performances. You’ll better understand how he can manage to turn an ordinary event into a profoundly captivating one for all those involved:
3. Tom Cotter
After becoming the first comedian ever to reach the finals of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Tom Cotter started being a frequent face on major television shows such as The Tonight Show, “Last Comic Standing,” The Today Show.
Tom is one of those amazing comedians who have a natural knack for performing both in front of the camera -- and in front of a live audience. Audience interactivity perfectly plays into his acts, which is one of the reasons your guests will love him!
His style of humor that incorporates sharp satire and rib-tickling wordplay is well-suited for a wide array of comedy events, from awards banquets to recognition dinners and more.
Get to know Tom Cotter and his standout comedy better by watching the clip below:
Leanne Morgan is definitely in a league of her own. She brings a whole new level of energy and adds a touch of southern charm to her performances which will surely take the audience by surprise.
Her comedy act is focused around storytelling, where Leanne would recount moments from her “adventures” into motherhood, taking care of the household and other responsibilities she has as a woman.
These may seem like mundane subjects. However, Leanne has a confident demeanor which makes them feel compelling, leaving you with the desire to know more.
However, to get a better picture of how her performance goes here’s a video of Leanne advising what you can expect from old age.
Click the following video to watch her performance from Dry Bar Comedy:
5. Dennis Regan
Keeping up with the streak of amazing comedians, Dennis Regan is a powerhouse when it comes to satire and self-deprecation. After all, they don’t call him the “King of Stupid Questions” for nothing.
Dennis’ stand-up career started when he was in his 30’s. Until then, he was merely discovering his passion for comedy by working as a construction worker.
He started by performing in small comedy clubs and then slowly making his way up in the comedy scene. Eventually, he would gain prominence and begin to headline comedy clubs across the entire country.
Nowadays, he uses all his years of experience to get non-stop laughs out of the audience.
You can watch one of his performances by clicking the following video from Dry Bar Comedy:
Robert G Lee has earned a name for himself as Hollywood’s best warm-up comic and comedian. He has been in the industry for over 30 years and has gone on to set himself as a leading figure in the world of corporate entertainment.
As a warm-up comedian, Robert’s role is to act as a supporting artist for an event. He can perform as an opening act, preparing the audience for how your event will unfold.
He uses his sharp, Monty Pythonesque sense of humor to get people in on the fun. Also, his clean comedy style is perfect for maintaining a pleasant and cheerful mood without having to step on anyone’s toes.
Here’s what Robert can bring to your event:
• a high-energy opening act which sets the mood for the entire event
• a professional who can maintain your guests entertained between the event’s segments
• a highly entertaining emcee and interviewer who can brief the audience on how the event unfolds.
Billy Gardell is no stranger to the stages, cameras and big screens. He is a veteran of the entertainment industry and has reached the status of TV celebrity after starring in critically acclaimed series such as “Lucky,” “Yes Dear,” “Judging Army,” and the box office hit, “Mike & Molly.”
However, he didn’t limit himself to performing in television series; he also explored the world of major motion pictures and stand-up comedy.
The comedy club scene is where Billy shines the most. He is a very prolific comedian, touring across the country and putting one comedy show after another.
His laid-back attitude and razor-sharp style of comedy have made Billy a household name. As a comedian, he tackles down-to-earth subjects anyone can relate to. So it’s this level of familiarity which makes him such a welcome figure for U.S. audiences.
Here are a few things that Billy can do for your event:
• a highly engaging and entertaining comedy show
• a lifelike performance from your guests’ favorite comedy character.
8. Rik Roberts
Rik Roberts is a comedian with a penchant for telling funny stories. That’s not all; he has a knack for acting them out very dramatically, for an added comedic effect.
He is the kind of comedian who brings in the laughs, relentlessly dropping one punchline after another. His guests have a hard time keeping up since they’re laughing all the time.
Besides being a masterclass comedian, Rik is also a great MC and a very experienced corporate speaker, having much experience when it comes to teaching people how to increase their productivity.
Here’s what Rik brings to the table:
- 100% clean comedy
- high energy and vivid stage presence
- many years worth of valuable corporate secrets.
Harrison Greenbaum has been dubbed as “the hardest-working man in comedy.” He has been performing more shows than most comedians in the game right now.
Harrison started stand-up comedy while he was a student at Harvard. He performed locally for a while, and his first breakthrough came in quite a peculiar way.
He started gaining some attention when he co-founded the Harvard College Stand-Up Comic Society or “Harvard College SUCS” in short. What first started as a gag became one of Harvard’s most appreciated organizations.
After college, Harrison’s career as a comedian started to take off, and quite soon after, he was doing guest shows on NBC, National Geographic, and Gotham Comedy.
Don’t Miss out on Hiring These Amazing Comedians
We hope this article has managed to convince you of why these funny comedians would be a proper fit for your event.
If you ever felt like your corporate event may be missing something, then maybe it’s time to shake things up! It would be best if you considered adding some degree of entertainment in the event’s program.
If you’re serious about invigorating your next event and making it more unique, consider getting on board one of the top comedians mentioned here.
Remember high-quality entertainment books fast, so go ahead and tick the entertainment box on your planning list as soon as possible.
With that being said, if you’re interested in working with them, all you need to do is to give us a call at (615) 283-0039, then we will be glad to assist you with all the booking procedures.