26 Jan 3 Facts Everyone Should Know About Stand Up Comedians
As one of Australia’s most enduring comedians, I have attended dozens of corporate events as a Master of Ceremonies. I have also been present at many weddings as both MC and entertainer and have also spent hours performing my live comedy routine to appreciative audiences.
Despite this, I see that there is still a great deal of misunderstanding regarding what a comedian for hire is and does, so I have decided to put together the top 3 things all people should know about stand-up comedians and having them at an event….
- They can be serious (at your corporate function)
Just because you hire a comedian, doesn’t mean that their humour will be inappropriate or they’ll tell jokes that will land you in trouble. Most comedians will work with you beforehand to create and tailor both new and existing material to the audience, whether it’s a young hip ad agency or a more traditional, formal law firm. Our ultimate goal is to provide entertainment for all.
- They can be romantic (at weddings)
When I tell most people that I perform at weddings they often look at me askance, wondering why anyone would possibly invite a comedian to make crude jokes on one of the most important days of their lives. The truth it that comedians love romance too! And at an event that involves two families joining together forever, a little light romantic humour goes a long way towards making everyone feel comfortable and breaking the ice.
- You can take them home (with a DVD or a live album)
When people want to hire me at their next function, I always direct them towards my website where they can find and view my live comedy for themselves. This is the best way to get a sense of what they can expect and how the crowd will react to my sense of humour. And when most of them see the sheer volume and variety of people I have performed to, their doubts inevitably fall away.
So if you are thinking of hiring a stand-up comedian for a party, office function or more, take these three pointers into consideration so that you can make an informed decision!