Hiring a Comedian for Private Events
Are you planning on hiring a comedian for a private event? At Funny Business, we provide comedians for a lot of corporate, charity and college events. However, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention that our experience extends to personal events as well. We have a vast network with versatile acts. We can set you up with the perfect comedian for weddings, parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and any other personal event like a private party at your home.
The process is the same for a personal event as a corporate event. You can read our post How to Hire a Comedian For Your Events: A Step by Step Guide.
Tips to Hire a Comedian.
It all starts with your goal for the event. Are you looking to provide some laughs to entertain your guests? Do you want to host the party of the year and beat your neighbors? Are you looking to create something special for a loved one? There are countless reasons to hire a comedian for a personal or family event. Determining your reason will help you figure out your expected outcome. Once you know that, it is easier to find the act that will deliver exactly what you are looking for.
One important factor, especially for smaller private events is understanding comedy can be a little trickier for small groups, say at a private residence. The setting can be awkward if everyone is just standing around or mingling. It is always best to have a seated show and do your best to create a show atmosphere. Dimming the lights, so everyone is in the “spotlight” helps people laugh more. Knowing something about the people is a big help to the comedian in this instance.
Finding the right comedic act for your event is not as easy as it may seem. You start by searching through a directory of performers, looking for the type of comedian you want. For example, do you want a clean comedian? A male? Female? Are you looking for a stand up comic? Or maybe an impressionist? Maybe you want improv? There are so many options.
Remember, when the event is a personal one with family or friends, you have to look at the range of ages in the audience. Will there be children? Will there will older relatives? To ensure everyone has a good time, select a comedian that will suit the audience.
Once you’ve nailed down the type of comedian and found a few contenders, you have to dig a little and see what you can find. Don’t rely solely on video, a five to ten minute video isn’t going to give you full insight. You also need to check experience and reviews to get a feel for the experience you can expect from that particular performer.
Finding the best Comedian for Private Events
Hiring a comedian that will create a memorable experience for you and your guests takes some planning, research and negotiating. If it feels like too much to tackle on your own, we are here to help. Funny Business has been in business for 30+ years. Our only job is to help you find and secure the best entertainment for your event. We can help match the performer, negotiate contract terms and offer peace of mind the day of the event. This is all we do and we would be honored to do it for you.