I hate small talk. Always have, probably always will. I know what the weather is like, I was just outside too. I like getting to the good stuff. I want to know what you are passionate about, what gets you out of bed every day, and whether or not you’re sympathetic with the Trix Rabbit or not.
What does small talk have to do with picking the entertainment for your fundraiser? Well, it isn’t enough for you to know your fundraiser guests on a “small talk” level. You have to discover much more about them if you want to pick the perfect entertainment and have the best turn out for your fundraiser.
Andy Gross is easily one of the top-rated performers that Funny Business Agency works with. He combines comedy, magic and ventriloquism to create a truly outstanding performance for any type of event. Read our interview to learn how Andy got started, what his show is like, his advice to event planners and more.
Everyone likes to laugh. I mean, laughter generally means happiness and some amount of joy, right? But then again, all entertainment (assuming it is actually entertaining) lifts the spirits to some extent. So why should you hire a comedian for your corporate event?
A comedian comes with risks after all. They might tell an offensive joke, insult guests, or just not be funny. So why not go with a different form of entertainment?
Have you ever tried to put a three-year-old down for a nap after running around with them for 40 minutes? Well, don’t. I mean, you’d think they’d get tired, right? You’d think that after twenty minutes of straight play they would fall right to sleep, but they don’t. They don’t get tired. They don’t feel sleepiness. They have no worries, no stress; they exist to eat, play, and destroy your home. They are like tiny little zombies except instead of brains they eat candy!
When planning an event, there are a million different questions that are thrown your way. One of the biggest to tackle is where you will be holding your event because in order to answer it you need to have the answers to so many other questions. To help you on your way to answering a few of these questions and choosing your venue, we have made a little list of things to consider while making your decision.
I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings here, but come on. You literally walk around with a camera all day every day. I’ve seen professional looking photography on a Middle Schooler’s Instagram. If you don’t have good promotional images for your event, it is either because you are operating under the false belief that all good photography comes from an organized, professionally executed shoot. Or because you simply haven’t taken the time to snag a few pictures that might be suitable for your event.
When planning an event, one of the biggest concerns that often comes up is: “How will I top last years event?” Our clients continually express a desire to make their events memorable, get good feedback, and make sure that their client’s (if they are working for one) goals are met.
Being an entertainment agency, we suggest entertainment as a way of achieving these things. But how do we make sure our entertainment choices are well received? How do we make sure our clients receive entertainment that leaves a lasting mark? More importantly, how can you come up with fresh entertainment ideas all on your own?
With the holiday season underway, I am once again in a constant state of stress. No, I’m not worried about the big family get together or the holiday budget. And no, the constant mob that surrounds the mall isn’t getting to me. There is one thing that weighs on me during the holiday season: what do I buy my wife for Christmas?
When I was in college, I worked at a factory. Every morning at four o’clock a.m. I would rub the sleep from my eyes and slunk off to work. It. Was. Miserable. I hated every single minute of it, but three years after my first day, I was still heading off to the same depressing job. Why? Two reasons.
One of the hardest things about hiring a comedian is the anxiety that comes along with their jokes. The constant worry over whether or not offense might be given is too much to bear. With just a few words, your event could be ruined, so the question must be asked, is it really worth it to hire a comedian?
I was able to meet Maggie Faris for the first time at Gilda’s LaughFest. Maggie was one of several comedians selected to perform as part of the Best of the Midwest Showcase. Before that, the only communication I had with her was electronic.
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