Thinking about how to make your upcoming party your most memorable occasion yet? Want to make sure you’re hosting the party of the season or even the year? Have a guest list full of people that not only want to have a great time but who love to laugh? If you are looking for the answer to any or all of these questions, consider booking a comedian to bring your bash to the next level and to make it the talk of all your friends and family.
There are many ways that hiring a comedian for your party or event can improve the overall experience. In this article, we’ll share just a few reasons why you might want to consider booking a professional funny guy or gal to really bring the laughs for your upcoming event. We’ll also offer some tips on how to find and hire the right person to get the party started.
Make It More Memorable
Nothing feels better as the host than knowing your party is the thing the guests just can’t stop thinking and talking about days, or even weeks, later. Imagine guests of yours recounting all the hilarity a comedian brought to your party, and therefore to their weekend or evening. The ultimate pleasure as a host is knowing your party is the most talked about thing on their lunch break.
Think of all the great jokes and moments from the comedian’s set that could be that new inside joke for you and everyone in your various circles. Memories like that can last a lifetime and there’s no better takeaway from hosting a party than knowing you fostered that.
The Perfect Ice Breaker
Expanding the guest count? Making this one the party of the season with more guests than usual? No better way to bring all those friends, coworkers, and family members from the different avenues of your life together than through laughter and jokes. Let’s face it, new situations can be awkward, especially for party guests that show up alone and know very few people.
Each way the comedian kills can be the center of the after-the-show small talk that builds relationships between the most unlikely friends or family members, either for the night or even years to come. We all love to laugh and what better foundation, than a comedian, to facilitate friendship upon.
Something To Look Forward To
Imagine you are someone with a far-reaching social circle, you’ll have a lot of different personalities on the guest list. Booking a show or event, and nothing better than a comedian in that regard might relax some guests who might not be the most outgoing or social people in our circles. Knowing a comedian’s set will be part of the night can give them a clearer idea of how the night might go which relaxes those of us who are not the typical party-goers but would still love to attend your next big event.
And for those of us that are more sociable, having that comedian’s set will be a great warm-up for the rest of their night as they drift from guest to guest like the social butterflies they are. Regardless of which type of guest they are, a comedian will put a smile on anyone’s face and the rest of your great party will keep it there.
How to Get Started
The first thing you can do, especially if you don’t know any comedians personally, is to start frequenting local comedy or open mic nights in your city. These are great places to find hot new talent. It’s also a good place to start if you’re not working with a huge budget because many of the performers you find in these places should be reasonably affordable.
If you’re feeling outgoing, then look for the event promoter or coordinator and explain your situation. Many times, this person will have a good knowledge of the performers and might even be able to suggest a few possible candidates who would do well-performing for your party. If you can’t arrange a conversation with the promoter, then make an attempt to speak with performers after their set.
Ask Important Questions
It’s important to ask key questions before making any hiring decisions. You want to make sure that the comedian you are booking can do the job right. Don’t just hire the first (or cheapest) person you find, because that could lead to a disastrously unfunny experience for you and your friends.
Another reason to ask qualifying questions is that you want to make sure that the comedian has enough experience and material to entertain your guests. Oftentimes the performances you would see at an open mic night would only be 10-15 minutes long. However, for your event, you might be looking to fill about 30 minutes of space. That might seem like just a small difference in time, however in the world of performers that can actually be a huge gap difference. Some comedians only have 15 minutes of quality material that is solid, which means your guests won’t be getting the show they had hoped for.
Taking the Next Steps
Once you find the right comedian for your party, then it’s time to work out the finer details of price and any special requirements you might have. Use this time to work out an arrangement that is a win/win situation for you both. This will go a long way to ensuring that everyone walks away happy – especially your guests.