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.
If you are putting on a fundraising event you probably have 3 main goals:
Raise money for your group or cause
Leave your guests with a lasting, positive impression of your group
Spread awareness of your group or cause
Achieving one of these things seems doable, but all three of them? With one event how can you manage it all? The answer: live entertainment. All of the heavy lifting doesn’t have to fall on your shoulders; a skilled, professional entertainer can help you accomplish all of your goals. Below are four things live entertainment can bring to the table.
Convincing your committee that event entertainment is a good idea isn’t always the easiest thing to do. In lieu of the event itself (and the expenses that come with it), entertainment can seem wholly unnecessary. In order to gain committee buy-in on entertainment, you will have to be prepared with an overall plan
Here at Funny Business, we have come to realize something over the years. A lot of our potential clients aren’t aware of the benefits an entertainment agency can provide. It struck us as odd at first but it actually should have been a pretty obvious problem. If someone has never worked with an entertainment agency before, how would they know of its advantages? I mean, can you truly understand the benefit of a tool or resource if you haven’t used it?