Why Funny Speakers Should Be an Option for Your Event

speaker, mic, man

Written by Tim Grable

April 15, 2018

You know how when you are laughing with someone you barely know, you instantly feel connected to them? Shared laughter is so powerful it is critical to an event’s success because it can instantly create a connection between your guests, even when they do not know each other.

Funny speakers are recommended for any type of events you are organizing, whether you want your guests to learn something new while they are being entertained or you want them to leave your event feeling energized.

A funny speaker does not tell jokes all the time. It means they will know when to add humor to their presentation and infuse the event with a laid-back speech.

Here’s why we recommend booking funny speakers for any event.

Form a Stronger Connection with the Audience

Why Funny Speakers Should Be an Option for Your Event

The majority of hilarious speakers have a unique way of telling stories and getting their message across because they do not refrain from the failures and setbacks they have experienced throughout their career.

Also, this is something most of us can relate to. Telling stories about failures in a humorous way is one of the most effective methods to connect with audiences because it sends a powerful message: if they overcome those failures it, then I can do it, too.

Also, chances are some of us will see ourselves in the stories the speaker mentions because they will try to talk about common situations people go through every day.

People Remember Funny Messages Longer

Not all of us are amazing at remembering many jokes, but laughter is connected to learning because it boosts retention.

Many studies have been made to prove this fact and here’s just one example. This poll showed viewers who watched a funny show such as The Daily Show remembered way more news facts than those who only read the newspaper.

So whatever message your speaker is trying to get across, they will be more successful and memorable at doing so if they add humor to the mix.

This is especially important if they add humor to the beginning of the speech, as well. The speaker will be able to captivate the audience’s interest right from the very start, and so your guests will be hooked instantly and eager for the rest of their speech.

Humor Boosts Positivity

Humor stimulates the brain’s reward system which in return releases dopamine, and it makes us feel good.

This means your audience will feel positive throughout the entire event and afterward, as well. The point of the entire event is to make your guests feel as good as possible, even if it is more formal and not exactly entertainment-focused.

Funny Speakers Have Their Special Place in People’s Hearts


Keynote speakers represent an important asset for your events. They keep your guests entertained, energized, excited about their talk and increase the overall buzz about the event.

After all, who would not want to tell other people about the funny stories they have heard from a professional speaker?

Make no mistake: entertaining speakers mean serious business. Aside from providing educational content to your audience, they also can connect and engage with them on a personal level.

By using laughter as a way to establish a relationship with your guests, these speakers can transmit their message in a much compelling manner.

3 Incredibly Funny Speakers Who Know How to Keep It Real

As it turns out, people are much more likely to retain the information which is presented to them if it’s being shown in a humorous manner. Additionally, people will pay closer attention to that speaker because – let’s face it – who doesn’t like to laugh and learn at the same time?

4 Incredibly Funny Speakers Who Know How to Keep It Real

1. Rick Goodman

Dr. Rick Goodman is one of the most sought-after leadership and engagement experts. His keynote speeches and breakout sessions have produced some amazing results – employees became happier, their productivity increased, and companies had higher profits.

Dr. Rick has been a professional speaker for more than 25 years now. A few years back, he also got his Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation.

He’s the type of speaker who promises to motivate, engage and reenergize your audience while teaching them leadership techniques, sales tricks or how to thrive for excellence.

Dr. Rick has many different programs you can choose from, depending on your organization’s needs. We’re confident you’ll find one which suits your goals, especially since he won’t forget his humor at home.

2. Dennis Cummins

Dennis Cummins is a funny, inspirational speaker who can entertainingly deliver strategies and tactics.

For more than a decade, he has been delivering real-world strategies for business mastery and leadership communication.

Dennis attributed his success mainly to his authentic communication style, the ability to create winning teams and his knack for finding the positive in any situation.

His goal is now to help other people achieve success, as well. He’s not only committed to sharing practical tips with audiences, but he’ll do it in a highly entertaining manner and through a mix of storytelling and laughter.

Dennis has several programs to choose from, so you’ll find something interesting for your next event.

3. Kim Becking

Kim Becking is an authentic, inspiring, engaging, funny and highly-entertaining keynote speaker.

All of her programs are tailored to every audience, so you’ll know that when you hire Kim, you won’t get a presentation which has anything to do with your guests.

If your goal is to help your employees embrace change, boost resilience, reduce stress and communicate and connect in a more authentic and meaningful way with them, then Kim is one of the best speakers whom you can hire for this.

She has been doing events surrounding these topics for more than 20 years now. As an attorney, serial entrepreneur running two successful businesses and communications strategist, Kim has been able to gather the knowledge she’s sharing with other people today.

4. David Glickman

David Glickman is proof that quality humor never gets old. He has been performing on stage for over 31 years and is still delivering top quality entertainment with each show.

His funny performances consist of stories or personal anecdotes that are rich in content from beginning to end.

As a trademark, David’s unique and always fresh standup routines come with an explosive finish! Watch it in the following video:

David puts much effort into customizing his acts and always to deliver something new that will take the audience by surprise. Even if you’re seeing David multiple times, he will still manage to surprise you.

It’s this type of careful curation that goes into creating his arsenal of jokes and puns that got David to be a crowd favorite.

A great addition to any event!

Funny Speakers Are the Best

laughing, people, person, funny

Who said business needs to be serious? These keynote speakers prove you can learn while you’re being entertained.

If you want to book the perfect funny speaker for your next event, we are here to help. Contact us at (615) 283-0039 so we can talk about your needs.

You May Also Like…

The Best Virtual Team Building Activities (1)
The Best Travel, Food and Wine Virtual Experiences
Hire the Best Virtual Magic Show
The Best Virtual Experiences for Corporate Events and Remote Teams
Hire the Best Virtual Hosts for your Online Event
The Best Virtual Comedy Show (1)
Hire the Best Virtual Mentalist Show
Hire the Best Virtual Opener for Your Online Conference
Best Virtual Awards Ceremony
Hire the Best Musicians for a Virtual Concert
Hire the Best Corporate Virtual Event Ideas (Under $3500)
Book the Best Interactive Virtual Magic Show (under $7500)
The Best Virtual Entertainment (under $7500)
Hire the Best Celebrity Chef
Hire the Best Virtual Entertainers from America's Got Talent
Hire the Best Virtual Dance Party
Hire the Best Online Entertainment Ideas for Your Virtual Break
Hire the Best Virtual Keynote Speakers
Hire the Best Team Building Activities and Virtual Game
Hire the Best Ventriloquist virtual event
Hire the Best Virtual Wellness Activities for Work
Hire the Best Virtual Visual Art
Hire the Best Sommelier and Mixologist for your Virtual Beverage Making
Hire the Best Virtual Christmas Party Entertainment
The Best Virtual Comedy Show

A virtual comedy show merges the best comedians with technology to create an entertaining presentation for employee events to nonprofit fundraisers.

Hire the Best Virtual Christmas Party Entertainment

Planning a virtual holiday party?   We have put together a list of the best virtual entertainment.

Hire the Best Virtual Magic Show

Planning a virtual holiday party?   We have put together a list of the best virtual entertainment.

Hire the Best Virtual Mentalist Show

virtual mentalism show is highly interactive and includes virtual magic. The virtual mentalist engages the audience individually and as a group.

Celebrate The New Year with a Post-Holiday Celebration to Kick Off 2021

Planning a virtual post-holiday eventOnline Holiday parties were new in 2020, we have put together a list of the best post-holiday entertainment for your remote teams to celebrate the New Year.

Best Interactive Virtual Magic Show under $5000 b

Looking for the best virtual magic for your online event? Online magic shows merge interactive virtual magic with technology to create a captivating presentation that forces audiences to re-examine what’s possible in today’s digital world.

The Grable Group
Malcare WordPress Security