Funny Business: Our Process

Funny Business: Our Process


Recently my barber retired. If you don’t go to a specific barber or have a specific hairstylist, you probably don’t understand the full weight of what I just said. The man who has held a razor to my head for the last 10 years just decided he was done cutting hair.

I am pretty lost. I can’t trust some random stranger to cut my hair. I’ve seen Sweeney Todd, I know the risks. So what am I going to do?

Funny Business: An Experienced Agency

Funny Business: An Experienced Agency


Every Saturday night my wife and I have a date night. I don’t want to hear any “awws,” but it is normally the highlight of my week. The cell phones are put away, work is a forbidden topic of discussion, and the kids are someone else’s problem (joking…kind of). It is just me, my wife, and a delicious dinner.

Or that’s how it’s supposed to be anyway.

Hannibal Buress to Perform at Goonie’s Comedy Club

Hannibal Buress Headshot

Goonie’s Comedy Club will be hosting 3 nights of special shows with Hannibal Buress this coming week at Goonie’s Comedy Club in Rochester, MN.  The last time Hannibal visited the club was in 2008.  Shortly after that, Hannibal went on to become a writer on SNL, as well as appearing in numerous comedy specials and movies.  Now regularly performing in theatres (as well as recently opening for Dave Chappelle in Grand Rapids, MI)  – this is a great opportunity to see Hannibal live in an intimate setting.

Michigan Native Comedian Brad Wenzel to Appear on Conan

Book Brad Wenzel

Brad Wenzel is most known for his offbeat, one-liner comedy. His youth, unique writing style, and dry delivery set him apart from many up-and-coming comedians. Audience members have told him he sounds like Bill Clinton, Jimmy Stewart, and JFK. In short, he sounds weird. described his act as, “not so much clean in content as very wholesome in its delivery.”

Belushi’s Comedy Bar in Fort Myers, FL Success Featured in News

Belushi's Comedy Bar Fort Myers

Comedy Club Booking News:

Belushi’s Comedy Bar in Fort Myers, FL is succeeding with stand-up comedy! More information on Belushi’s can be found on their website or by calling (239) 433-5299. To read the full story, go to Naples Daily News.

New Comedy Club in Lansing, MI

Downtown Lansing Comedy Club

There’s a new comedy club coming to Lansing, MI, and we’re proud to announce that we’ll be working with them to book their comedians.

Funny Business Agency has a long history in the Lansing market, booking comedy stars George Lopez, Kevin Hart, Tommy Chong, Bobcat Goldthwait, Doug Stanhope, Kevin Pollak, Louie Anderson, Christopher Titus, DL Hughley, Tim Allen, Drew Carey, Sinbad, Tom Green, Dave Coulier, Dave Attel, Bob Saget, Pauly Shore, Rob Schneider, Mike Epps, Broken Lizard Comedy Troupe Members Steve Lemme &  Kevin Heffernan of the Super Trooper Films and many, many more.

We’re excited to continue our history with Tripper’s Comedy Club, centrally located in Lansing to provide residents and non-residents a fantastic evening of quality stand-up comedy unlike any other venue in the region.

More details to be found on Tripper’s website at

Fundraiser Ideas: Host a Comedy Night

Fundraiser Ideas

Comedy Night Fundraiser

Are you a member of a non-profit or are you a school board member looking for unique fundraiser ideas?  Do you belong to a church seeking fundraising event ideas? When you hire comedians, you’ll follow in the footsteps of hundreds of organizations that have successfully raised revenue for their purpose.

It can be difficult to come up with creative fundraising ideas that are unique, fun and most of all – successful. Fortunately, a professional comedy night is an easy fundraising idea that’s proven to be fun and profitable.

Three Tools to Promote your Comedy Shows

Three Tools to Promote Your Comedy Shows

Are you looking for new ways to promote your comedy shows? Whether you’re a full-time comedy club or a small venue holding once a week shows, you can take advantage of these online tools to boost attendance and word-of-mouth. By offering your customers an incentive to check-out your venue, you’ll be attracting new patrons that haven’t tried out your venue, thereby converting new customers to your regulars.

Utilizing these tools is no wave of a magic wand – it does require a small time investment. We both know that building your shows is important and that attracting new customers is vital to the pulse of your business. By tracking each promotion through each tool, you can focus your time on what method brought the best results.

Company Holiday Party Ideas

Andrew Norelli on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Ideas for your Company Holiday Party 

Many companies have already begun weighing options, reviewing budgets and brainstorming ideas for their company holiday party celebration. Consistently planning and running a corporate holiday party that’s both fun and re-energizing can prove to be quite challenging. Fortunately for you, we have tons of great ideas that can make your holiday party a huge success.