After moving from Michigan to Chicago, Jeff Arcuri quickly became a regular at The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Bar, and Zanies Comedy Clubs. The Chicago Tribune called him a, “Joke Machine.” But Jeff has a human side, too! Get to know it by reading through our interview with him below:

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Gilda’s LaughFest 2017 is less than a week away and we couldn’t be more excited! After a year of brainstorming and booking talent, it’s always special to see some old favorites and meet some new comedians.

There is so much to look forward to during this 10 day festival of seriously funny stuff!
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I’m a little biased, but I think that Gilda’s LaughFest is the best comedy festival in the country.

Well, technically it’s not just a comedy festival, but a festival of laughter.

The festival aims to celebrate all things funny by including stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy performances, in addition to funny films, a FUNdearwear run, lip sync contests and more (seriously, there’s a ton of stuff. Go to LaughFest Events Page to see).

Gilda’s LaughFest is a big deal. It’s a 10-day festival in the heart of Grand Rapids, MI that has attracted an average of 50,000 people to West Michigan each year.
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If you’re thinking about hiring a comedian for your next event there are a couple of ways to go about it. 

One way is to do it yourself and the other is to book through an entertainment agency.

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Are you considering hiring a comedian? Want to know what to avoid? Having been in the industry for over 30 years, we’ve heard plenty of stories of the mistakes those have made when hiring a comedian.

Wouldn’t it be nice to learn from other’s mistakes so you don’t follow in their footsteps?
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Have you booked a celebrity or a big name act?

Are you wondering how to make the most out of your announcement?

In this post you’ll learn a few tips on how to effectively plan and execute an entertainment booking announcement.
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It isn’t easy hosting a college event. You normally are competing with numerous other on-campus activities and you have to work around the various commitments students have if you want a big turn out. In addition to those to things, it can just be hard to get anyone excited enough to actually commit to attending a college event.

The good news is, there are a few brilliant strategies out there that can help you draw massive crowds. (more…)

 

Are you responsible for booking entertainment for your event? Are you wondering where to get started?

Choosing the right entertainment for your event is a big responsibility. The right or wrong choice can make or break an event. And it can put your reputation on the line.

That is why you must effectively research your entertainment options before making your decision. How? (more…)

 

For the past six years, Funny Business Agency has had the privilege of working with local Grand Rapids radio station 101.3 ‘The Brew’ to bring in national comedians for their annual craft beer festival, The BrewHaHa, at The Delta Plex Arena.  (more…)

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. (more…)

 

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.
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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? (more…)