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Conventions and conferences are a fantastic way to bring professionals together, fostering enthusiasm, partnerships, and collaborations. However, if these occasions lack excitement, attendees can quickly lose interest. Remember, stale events can be a buzzkill.

  • Comedians
  • Variety Acts
  • Speakers
  • Emcee Hosts
  • Virtual Events

Best Conference Entertainment Ideas: Comedians

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Not every conference needs a light show, jugglers, and magicians. Sometimes a top-notch comedian is all that’s necessary. Our roster of comics includes:

  • Celebrity comedians you’ve seen on TV, such as Jay Leno, Trevor Noah, and Jim Gaffigan.
  • Corporate comedians who know exactly how to tickle the funny bones of a professional audience.
  • Clean comedians who can be trusted to tell drop-dead hilarious jokes that are appropriate for all audiences.

We also work extensively with some of the world’s best Improv comedians and groupsmusical comediansChristian comedians, and college comedians.

Variety Acts

Best Convention Entertainment Ideas: Variety Acts

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Sometimes one kind of act isn’t enough, which is why we offer the very best variety acts in the country. From ventriloquists to hypnotists, and magicians to musicians, we can help you find the perfect performer.

Or, we can connect you with a range of performers so that you can host your very own America’s Got Talent-style show! The choice is yours.


Best Conference Speakers for Corporate Events

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When it comes to hiring a speaker, there are plenty of options available to you. For example, you could book:

  • A Keynote Speaker: Keynote speakers are tasked with educating audiences. You want to book a respected professional who can teach your event attendees something valuable and/or motivate them.
  • A Funny Speaker: Funny speakers have a different role. You don’t hire them to educate, but to entertain. The best speakers in this category often use comedy to keep a crowd’s attention.
  • A Virtual Speaker: As with an in-person event, your virtual speaker will likely be the cornerstone of your online get-together.

Of course, there are other kinds of speakers, too, including musical speakers and variety speakers. Once you know the kind of professional you want to hire for your event, you need to contact them. We can help with that!

Emcee Hosts

Best Conference Entertainment Ideas: Event Emcees

Event Emcee and Masters of Ceremonies are extremely talented hosts and performers who can get up on stage and guide your event from start to finish. They entertain your attendees, introduce speakers to the stage, and smooth over any bumps in the road so you stay relaxed and your audience keeps laughing.

Hiring an emcee is the best way to ensure your event – be it a corporate event, conference or charity fundraiser – is a roaring success. Our comedian hosts know exactly how to riff on real-time events to keep everyone smiling, even if things don’t go as planned. And if they do – all the better!

Virtual Events

Best Virtual Conference Entertainment Ideas

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Virtual Conference Entertainment provides an unparalleled level of engagement and fun to your online conferences. From top-tier entertainers, online emcee hosts to interactive games, and even virtual team building activities, our platform is sure to bring energy, inspiration and enjoyment to your event. We understand the unique needs of remote events and will work with you every step of the way to deliver unforgettable experiences that are both engaging and exciting for attendees.

Call (888) 593-7387, email us, or fill out the form below. Our friendly, no-pressure experts will reach out within 24 hours to walk you through the process and all your booking options.

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Booking an entertainer for your conference or convention is incredibly simple. Just give us a call, shoot us an email, or fill out our contact form and let us go to work!


  • 20 Years Experience in the "Funny" Business

    We have the know-how as a leading corporate entertainment agency to expertly hand-pick the perfect entertainment options for your event and budget.

  • We're Here to Help with a Personal Touch

    Booking randomly on the internet is bad. Working directly with one of our experts is good.

  • We Work for You, Not the Entertainer

    We’re all about reducing risk and stress for you and your organization. Let us do the work and you have the fun!

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Reach out by calling (888) 593-7387, emailing [email protected], or completing the contact form.


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Our friendly, no-pressure experts will walk you through the process and help to expertly hand-pick the perfect entertainment options for your event.


Relax and Have Fun

When you are ready to hire an entertainer, we’ll send you a contract explaining all the details. Before the event, your entertainer will call you to discuss the show.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

The type of entertainment that works best for conferences and conventions depends on the event's theme, purpose, and audience. Popular options include keynote speakers, live music, comedians, variety acts, magicians, game shows and interactive experiences.
How early should I book entertainment for a conference or convention?
It's important to book entertainment as early as possible for conferences and conventions, ideally six to twelve months in advance. This allows for ample time to research and secure the right talent within your budget.
Yes, entertainment can be customized to meet the specific needs of a conference or convention. For example, a motivational speaker can tailor their message to fit the event's theme, while a comedian can create material that relates to the audience's industry or profession.
How much should I budget for entertainment at a conference or convention?
The budget for entertainment at a conference or convention varies depending on the type of entertainment and the event's size. On average, budgeting 10-20% of the total event budget towards entertainment is recommended.
What are some benefits of incorporating entertainment into a conference or convention?
Incorporating entertainment into a conference or convention can break up the monotony of presentations and sessions, keep attendees engaged and energized, and create a memorable experience that helps build connections and networking opportunities among attendees.