While these days I am better known for my performances at corporate events, I do still enjoy my occasional public gigs. These public gigs are mainly at comedy clubs, dinner & show venues, black tie events and theatres.
Later this month I will reach the milestone of 35 years in the industry and I have had a great journey as a comedian for hire. However this is a good time to look back at some of my performances that didn’t go so well for one reason or another.
Amongst services I provide for my corporate clients, I do roadshows for product launches and other events, where senior management is aiming to deliver a consistent message to all their employees (or clients) across the nation. The tour often travels through Australia, with presentations in the major cities.
With over 35 years in the industry and I have had a great journey as a comedian for hire. However this is a good time to look back at some of my performances that didn’t go so well for one reason or another.
Through being a Comedian, Corporate Entertainer & Wedding MC who performs in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and all over, I talk to a variety of people far and wide. Sometimes the conversation is about the power of great humour and what it can potentially achieve. In my considered opinion not only does great humour get laughs but is also memorable, has emotional impact, creates discussion/sharing and gives terrific results where needed.
With my 35 years of experience as a corporate entertainer/MC coupled with feedback from clients here is a short summary of what clients should expect of a hired corporate speaker/corporate entertainer...
It is an absolute fact that everyone loves to laugh, and laughs are particularly needed when there’s something serious going on. With my vast experience of working at meetings, conferences, product launches or awards events etc, I hear this all the time. Having a laugh is like internal jogging…and that can’t be a bad thing.
Apart from performing, for a while I took on the very different role of show producer and here is my story.
It was a Friday afternoon in February 2009 and we had our annual Comedians lunch in Melbourne attended by the usual around 25 funny people.
At these lunches I normally speak for around 5 minutes and on this occasion I mentioned that I lamented the loss of our wonderful Melbourne cabaret/variety scene of the 70’s & early 80’s. The other comedians hotly agreed...