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5 Virtual Kick Off Entertainment Ideas


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Looking to host a stellar virtual event? Then you’ll want to kick it off on the right foot. That way your audience is engaged from the beginning. Fortunately, this is easy to do with the five virtual kick off entertainment ideas in this article!

It doesn’t matter what you have planned — virtual SKO or fundraiser, large gathering or small — one of the ideas listed below should fit the bill perfectly. Let’s take a look:

1. Speed Painting

Speed painting is exactly what it sounds like. A talented artist paints a breathtaking picture in minutes, while their audience watches in utter amazement. It’s a unique form of entertainment and nobody does it better than the world-renown painter, Tim Decker

Tim seamlessly blends music, humor, and audience participation into a one-of-a-kind act. The result? Stunning paintings of pop culture icons. The best part is Tim’s act can be completed in as little as two minutes, which means it can be added to any event timeline.

2. Magic and Mentalism

Speed painting isn’t the only way to wow your audience. Instead, treat them to a magic and mentalism show. Not sure what mentalism is? According to Wikipedia, mentalism is:

“Performing art in which its practitioners, known as mentalists, appear to demonstrate highly developed mental or intuitive abilities. Performances may appear to include hypnosis, telepathy, clairvoyance, divination, mind control, and memory feats.”

When it comes to virtual kick off ideas that involve mentalism, you can’t go wrong with Oz Pearlman. The man was a top-three finalist on America’s Got Talent. He’s also been featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Today Show.

3. Comedy Routines

Comedy is one of the best virtual kickoff entertainment ideas because everybody likes to laugh. Hire a comic like Andy Hendrickson for your next online event and your audience will be hooked from the very beginning — guaranteed.

Andy specializes in clean, clever, conversational comedy and has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and Gotham Comedy Live.

4. Improv Acts

Improv is a unique form of comedy that requires lightning-fast wit. Fortunately, world-class performers like Colin and Brad of Whose Line is it Anyway? fame has it in spades. They also happen to be available to kick off your next virtual conference, fundraiser, or business meeting.

Colin and Brad’s show is highly interactive. In fact, the duo takes suggestions from the audience and spins them into comedic gold on a regular basis. Trust us, booking an improv comedy show by Colin and Brad is one of the best virtual kick off entertainment ideas available.

5. Professional Hosting

Maybe you don’t need a traditional entertainment option. Maybe you need a professional host to chaperone your audience from start to finish and make sure things go off without a hitch.

If that sounds like a good idea, consider booking an emcee like Jeff Civillico. He’s hosted Las Vegas headline events; major corporate get-togethers by Disney, AT&T, and Verizon; and TV programs. No matter what, he’s always able to keep audiences engaged and entertained.

Kick Your Next Event Off Right

The five virtual kickoff entertainment ideas mentioned above will help you engage your audience and ensure your next online get-together is a success.

For help booking quality speed painters, comedians, and other professional performers, give Funny Business a call. We’ve been booking the world’s best acts for more than two decades and can’t wait to book virtual entertainment for your next digital shindig, too!

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