Virtual entertainment has exploded in 2020 and virtual comedy is at the forefront of this exciting new medium. Whether you’re planning an online corporate event, conference, holiday party, or team building workshop, the four unique virtual comedy ideas below will ensure your get-together is one for the ages.
Let’s take a look!
1. “Fake Expert’ Comedians
A “fake expert” comedian, also known as a “corporate put on” comedian, is a professional entertainer. He or she poses as an industry authority in order to prank an audience and get them laughing. Most of the time, the audience will figure out the joke part way through.
One of the nation’s leading fake expert comedians is Harry Freedman, who’s been bamboozling corporate crowds into laughter for over 25 years. But that’s not all, he’s also an accomplished stand up comic and actor. Harry’s opened for Ray Romano and been featured on TV shows like “Everybody Loves Raymond”.
Andy Hendrickson is another top-rated “corporate put on” comedian. He recently posed as a fake work from home consultant during a Zoom webinar, much to the joy of attendees. Like Harry Freedman, Andy’s spent time on TV, having appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and more.
2. Zoom Comedy Bombs
A Zoom comedy bomb is a new kind of comedy routine that features a stand up comedian like Joe Larson performing for an audience via Zoom. The twist? Another comedian will “bomb” the show, resulting in a hysterical exchange. The best part is, these events can be tailored to the company/people hosting them.
For example, Joe once performed for a restaurant group. Before the event, he got a hold of a menu, then used photoshop to change a few of the items to correlate to his “bomb” jokes.
If you’re looking for unique virtual comedy ideas, Zoom comedy bombs are the answer.
3. Funny Musical Videos
Comedic videos are a great way to enliven a business conference, team meeting, or any other kind of gathering. But if you really want to take this idea to the next level, hire a comedian to make funny music videos that are customized to your exact event.
Eric Schwartz’s “Songs About Companies” is a great example. Basically, Eric will create a hilarious custom music video about your business and/or messaging.
The Water Coolers can also make funny musical videos for your corporate shindig. These award-winning entertainers have been making jokes about work for over 15 years and have performed in many countries around the world, including Singapore and Australia.
4. Comedy Improv Shows
If you’re looking for tried and true virtual comedy ideas, you can’t go wrong with a comedy improv show. These kinds of performances are interactive and incredibly engaging, which makes them a top choice for companies of all shapes and sizes.
Book quality professionals like Colin and Brad (Who’s Line is it Anyway?) to perform their wildly popular “Stream of Consciousness” routine. The act features plenty of audience participation and a healthy helping of lightning-fast wit.
Fish Sticks Improv is another popular option — especially if you’re looking for a clean act. The Sticks, as they’re affectionately known, have performed virtually for holiday parties, conferences, team building workshops, client appreciation gatherings, and even church events. Their act is always hilarious, fun, and interactive.
Boost Your Event With Virtual Comedy Ideas
It doesn’t matter if you’re planning an online conference, fundraiser gala, or Zoom meeting, the virtual comedy ideas listed above will make it more entertaining. The question is, how do you book the talented acts we mention in this post? You just contact Funny Business!
We have more than 30 years of experience booking the best comedic acts in the world. And we’d be happy to connect you with the perfect virtual comedian for your needs.