Corporate Comedy's True Heroes
The hero is, 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) we feel that it's the planners NOT working with celebrity-size budgets who greatly deserve the post-event praise they earn. When done right, a bold event planner can boast some (or all) of the following:
- "We had the perfect act for our group" (i.e., she was really funny and responsive).
- "We got him before he was priced out of our range". And, (sometimes)
- "We got her before she was famous!" (pat, pat)
KB Entertainment has broken down the perfect corporate comedian into a short list of attributes. Usually, the more of them a performer satisfies the higher they're priced.
For all events where the budget is, um...sane & reasonable...greater thought must be given to which qualities the group needs and how to secure them. To do that, find an industry insider who wants to understand those essential preferences (rather than merely programming from their agency list of "reliables and availables"). Naturally, we would like to be that thoughful programming partner for you!
The planning discussion MUST revolve around the values, demographics and comedy acumen of the folks attending. If that discussion hasn't been your experience 'til now, insist on it! In other words..."Funny" isn't enough.
A good corporate comedian should also be in service of your message and also be able to play to all the ages that attend. More than most types of gatherings, corporate events and conferences can create a gathering of varying values. A comedy agency should be sensitive to the event's make-up.
At KB Entertainment, we have marveled for years at the steely will shown by corporate event planners. But that vigilance can be relaxed merely 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...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.