Tips To Choose A Comedian
If you have organised an event of some kind – whether that is a corporate event, seminar, party or any other kind of event you will nearly always need to provide good entertainment.
One of the best ways to break the ice at an event is through laughter and having a comedienne or comedian could be just the way to go.
Stand up comedians are well-known for their ability to make the audience shake with laughter. That laughter is a unifying force that melds the audience into one as nothing else could.
However, humour does not always travel well and if you choose female comedians who are not suitable it can leave the audience feeling annoyed and unsettled.
It is therefore important to choose the right comedian for your audience.
To do this you need to do several things: -
Define your audience carefully through such factors as demographics, age, culture and interests.
For instance, a church group of seniors would appreciate a different kind of humour from a group of young, single women with no particular church affiliation.
After defining your target group you then need to speak with a booking agency about the best kinds of female comedians to suit.
Booking agents advice is an ideal way to choose the right comedian because they have the best idea of what each person on their books does and the kind of audience who appreciates them best.
You may be able to read a bio of several comedians on the website to help you in your decision and if you can get to hear them perform somewhere else then that would be a good way to judge. However, some comedians will be able to modify their presentation to suit various types of people.
Word of mouth is a good way to choose a comedian so long as the intended audience is similar.
Once you have made your decision using such factors you can rest assured that your event will be a great success.
You may even want to book the same person ready for next time.
How An Entertainment Booking Agency Can Help You
Who do you get and how to you contact them? How do you know if the entertainers are good, suitable or even what you want? And another important question may be, what do they charge?
All these questioned can be answered by a booking agent.
They will have numerous entertainers on their books and can advise you who would be the best entertainer for your needs and your budget. Booking agents never take on entertainers they are not impressed with, so that in itself is a recommendation and surety that the entertainers they offer you are of good quality.
Naturally there are different types of entertainers and what would suit one event would not suit a different kind of function.
For instance, what you might find delightful for wedding entertainment might be totally unsuitable for a corporate function. However the booking agent will know exactly which group or entertainer will suit what kind of function. He or she can offer you much invaluable advice about booking schedules, pricing, payment, past record and anything else you may care to know.
Once you explain exactly what your function is, how long you require the entertainment for and who the audience will be, the booking agent will be able to recommend the right kind of entertainers. He will be able to tell you who of his entertainers are free on your date ad give you a good idea of what they do and who has booked them before.
Such details take all the stress out of booking entertainers and then wondering if you have made the right choice. The last thing you want is for people to leave your function and talk about how awful the entertainment was. By using a booking agent such a scenario is highly unlikely.
Choosing an entertainer appropriate to an event
When you organise and event, you also need to organise the right entertainer. Good entertainers don’t just entertain; they also help to get your message across. Certainly the keynote speakers will also do this, but entertainment does it in a different way. They also do other necessary things such as waking the audience up and energising them – particularly important if the first meeting of the day is at 8am, or at the end of a long day when people start to think about dinner rather than what is being spoken from the podium.
Such entertainment enables the audience to focus properly on the stage so that they are then ready to hear the message prepared by the keynote speaker. In fact, some entertainers can take a message that is really dry and boring and make it into a comic presentation that is far more acceptable and easily remembered. Such entertainment can unite the audience in a way that a speech or other form of presentation may not.
It is vital that you choose an entertainer that is appropriate to your event and the best way to do this is to speak with the booking agent about your needs. They will have a much better idea of who would be suitable for the event that you plan. They are more intimately acquainted with the specific programs and presentations of those entertainers who are on their books.
Even if they were not, they still know what type of audience gave which entertainers good reviews. Such entertainment hire is sure to be suitable for your target audience. You should also have a good idea of the type of audience you expect to attend your event and such information will be invaluable to the booking agent, who will then choose an appropriate entertainer – someone that the audience can easily relate to.
How Good Are Cover Bands?
Cover bands are bands that play popular music that is not original. They may not have the ability to write original music, or more likely, they are using music that is already popular to get a name for themselves. Once they become known, cover bands often bring out their own original music and hope that it will become popular too.
A cover band often plays those other songs in a way that is unique to them, rather than sticking to the old format. This gives the listeners something that is a little new to listen to, along with the enjoyment of hearing songs they love. This not only helps to make them popular, but it helps them to hone their skills at the same time.
Most cover bands are good at what they do. If they are not good, they do not last long in the music industry, which can be somewhat unforgiving at times. Cover bands often rise to fame on the back of popular songs and then, when they introduce their own music it is accepted and often becomes just as well–liked as those first songs they played.
Many cover bands can play in a variety of music genres, though often they decide on their favourite and stick to that for their presentations. Once the public begins to know them for the songs they play, they really need to stick to that same style or they risk disappointing their fans.
Naturally if a fan of a certain genre goes to a show where the cover band they think plays that suddenly decides to play something quite different, then they will be quite disappointed. That cover band has just lost a fan and maybe a lot more than one. So while cover bands are usually quite versatile, they will stick to that one genre for that reason.
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