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How to choose the right comedy speaker for your event

Year on year, The Speakers Agency sees a huge influx of requests for comedy speakers and cabaret entertainment for corporate events, award ceremonies and private dinner functions. Ever prepared to offer a fantastic range of comedy speakers and alternative entertainment, we have someone to suit whatever function you are organizing.

Once you have decided to book a comedy speaker for your event, the next step is to ensure that you choose the best fit for your audience. Since comedy speakers vary tremendously in both their content and delivery, the steps to consider are the demographic of your audience and who they are likely to best engage with. For a male dominated audience at a particular industry award ceremony, for example, a comedian such as Jason Manford is likely to go down a treat. Whereas, a younger audience might be more suited to the incredibly popular Andi Osho. For a totally mixed demographic, especially one within a corporate setting, Britain’s Got Talent winner Jon Courtenay is a foolproof choice, since he is renowned for making his comedy bespoke to whatever company, sector and audience he is performing for. Secondly, the budget available is also an important thing to make clear to us, as our comedy speakers’ fees range dramatically.

Be it anecdotal comedy, impressions, political satire or whatever else you are after, The Speakers Agency can suggest suitable comedy speakers to fit your brief every time. We have been supplying comedy speakers to audiences for years, so even if you aren’t quite sure who will appeal to your particular audience, we can guarantee to provide you with advice, suggestions and guide you in the right direction.

Included below is some further information about the comedy speakers mentioned above. However, The Speakers Agency has a huge number of speakers on our roster to choose from and you can view a more extensive list of our Comedy Speakers. It is also worth enquiring about particular talent, even if they may not be listed on our website due to contractual terms, as we have been in the industry for over two decades, and no one is ever more than a few phone calls away!

Just a few of our incredible comedy speakers include:


Jason Manford

Jason Mansford is a well-known comedian, radio show host, and author. He is also a regular on TV comedy shows. A first-class event entertainer and host, he has worked for many large UK companies, entertaining and hosting award ceremonies.


Andi Osho

Andi Osho is a very popular stand-up comedian and actress with a huge array of popular credits. As winner of The Nivea Funny Women Award, she is quickly becoming a household name for her unique and hilarious take on everyday life. Andi is the perfect choice as an event host or after-dinner entertainer. Her clients include the likes of the Fraud Awards, the Cultural Diversity Awards, Promax Conference and the Mobile Industry Awards.


Jon Courtenay

Jon Courtenay was thrust into the spotlight back in 2020 when Ant and Dec awarded him the Golden Buzzer on Britain’s Got Talent. He made history as the first golden buzzer act to go on and win the whole show! In July 2021, Jon then went on to win ‘Best performer’ at the National Reality TV Awards in London. Jon has performed for hundreds of corporate and private events, making each appearance totally bespoke and personal. He is especially renowned for writing an original song tailored specifically to his client!

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