Making Sure a Comedian Will Work for Your Event

Making Sure a Comedian Will Work for Your Event
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Comedians are some of the most skilled improvisers in the world!  Not only can they spin a joke out of nothing, but they’re also able to ensure that all eyes stay on them for the entirety of their routine.

If you’re considering a comedian for your next event, here’s everything you need to keep in mind!

What Events Have They Hosted Before?

What events have they performed at before?  Even if they haven’t hosted, look for a track record of performances they’ve done, and consider reaching out to their previous clients so that you can get a review from them.

Did they show up on time?  Did they make people laugh?  Were they present and part of the event, or did it feel like they phoned it in, or were they too nervous about performing?  It’s vital to get to know how they did so you can make sure they’re someone you want to pay to perform at your event as well.

What’s Their Comedy Like?

Everyone has a different sense of humor, so it’s important to take your time and figure out what sense of humor this comedian has.  Do they find things funny that you don’t?  Does it feel like they’re trying too hard, or are they playing off of old cliche jokes?  It’s okay to be picky and decide whether or not they’re going to fit the sense of humor you want at your event.  This is why you should interview multiple comedians.

What’s Your Audience Like?

What sense of humor does your audience have?  Are they willing to laugh at almost anything, or are there some very clearly off-limits subjects that should either be handled respectfully or avoided altogether?  

Consider putting out a questionnaire asking what their sense of humor is when you start planning your event to be sure you can find someone who fits the event’s mood.

What Type of Event Are You Hosting?

What type of event are you throwing?  Although your audience matters, the theme or purpose of your event matters too!  If this is a fancy high-class wedding, maybe a comedian isn’t the best fit.  On the other hand, if the couple getting married connected through humor and would love a comedian like Erin Alexis at their wedding: go for it!

It’s vital that you focus on your event specifically before going forward.

Are They Within Your Budget?

Can you afford the comedians you’re considering?  When you’re starting to plan your event, take the time to look at the prices different comedians charge, and consider if it’s within your budget.  If it’s not, you might have to reconsider your budget or wait and save up for another event so that you can hire them.  These performers deserve to be paid fairly. 

Comedians Can Change Everything

From how your party is discussed when it ends to how actively your guests engage with the event while it’s happening: a comedian can be the best fit if you know what to look for!  Consider some of these tips, and then find the performer of your dreams! 

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