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.
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 two 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Have you ever tried to put a three-year-old down for a nap after running around with them for 40 minutes? Well, don’t. I mean, you’d think they’d get tired, right? You’d think that after twenty minutes of straight play they would fall right to sleep, but they don’t. They don’t get tired. They don’t feel sleepiness. They have no worries, no stress; they exist to eat, play, and destroy your home. They are like tiny little zombies except instead of brains they eat candy!
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