Corporate Comedy's True Champions
In a word...you!
People doing event planning on a reasonable budget, are the comedy warriors of the corporate world.
While celebrity programming is no easy feat and requires a very advanced set of skills (the details alone could drive you insane) it's the planners NOT working with celebrity-size budgets who show courage and earn praise, we feel. When done right, the planner can boast one or more of the following:
- "We had the perfect act for our group" (i.e., she was really funny and responsive).
- "We got her before she was priced out of our range". And even (sometimes)…
- "We got him before he was famous!" (pat, pat)
KB Entertainment has broken down the perfect corporate comedian into 7 attributes. And while very few comedians satisfy all, the ones that do, are often priced out of range for most.
When your budget is in the 5-figures (or higher) you have almost complete freedom of programming. Then the bulk of your programming workload shifts to communicating with that act's "team".
But when the budget is more down-to-earth, programming thought must be given to which of the 7 are essential and which are strongly preferred. To knock it out of the park, find an industry insider who wants to understand your specific needs (rather than just offer you someone reliable and available for that date).
The discussion MUST revolve around the values, demographics and comedy acumen of the folks attending. If that discussion hasn't been your experience previously, starting now it should be!
To start with, let me say something surprising...funny isn't enough. The comedian should also be in service of your message and able to play to all the ages that are present. More than any other type of gathering, a corporate event or conference can be one where people of varying tastes and personal values come together. An agency should gear up for such precision in the face of that challenge.
At KB Entertainment, we have marveled for years at the steely will shown by you corporate event planners. Reduce the unknowns by working with a caring comedy expert who has the skill to define and respond to your programming needs with a surgical accuracy.
After all...you event planners are entitled to enjoy the show too! Contact our comedian booking agency for more information on how we can bring THAT level of success to your next show.