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What is Corporate Comedy?

What is Corporate Comedy?

Corporate comedy is a type of comedy that is performed specifically for a corporate audience. It is characterised by its clean, safe, and politically correct material. Corporate comedians avoid topics that could be offensive or controversial, such as politics, religion, or sex. They also avoid using profanity or vulgar language.

Corporate comedy isn’t a new concept. Over the past few years, it has gained significant popularity as companies recognise the benefits of infusing humour into their corporate events. Humour is a universal language. It bridges gaps, eases tensions, and can make complicated concepts easier to understand. This is the magic that corporate comedians bring to the table.

A popular choice for corporate events such as Christmas parties, award ceremonies, and employee training or teambuilding sessions, corporate comedy is a great way to entertain and engage an audience while also promoting a company’s message or values.

The Benefits of Corporate Comedy

There are many benefits to hiring a corporate comedian for your next event, for example:

  • Entertaining and engaging your audience: A corporate comedian isn’t just a regular stand-up comic who tells jokes about his or her personal life. These are seasoned artists who have mastered the art of understanding their audience. They’re adept at reading the room, adjusting their content on the fly, and ensuring that everyone, from the CEO to the newest intern, feels included and entertained.
  • Promoting your company’s message or values: Corporate comedians can help you promote your company’s message or values in a fun and engaging way. They can use their humour to make your audience think about your company in a new way, and have entertained at Fortune 500 companies, tech startups, non-profits, and everything in between.
  • Creating a memorable event: A corporate comedy show can be a great way to create a memorable event for your employees, clients, or donors. It is a unique and interactive experience that will leave everyone talking.

How to Hire a Corporate Comedian

If you are interested in hiring a corporate comedian for your next event, The Speakers Agency is on hand to help.

There are many different corporate comedians available, so it is important to do your research and find one that is a good fit for your event. Our team of experienced booking agents consider the size of your audience, the type of event you are hosting, and your budget to help you find the perfect fit.

It is also important to book your corporate comedian early. Corporate comedians are often booked months in advance, particularly around Christmas and other demanding times, so it is important to book yours early to avoid disappointment.

Get in touch at +44(0)1332 180481 or email enquiries@thespeakersagency.com today.

 

12 Top Corporate Comedians

  • Adam Kay
  • Alfie Moore
  • Angie Belcher
  • Ania Magliano
  • Brain Conley
  • Axel Blake
  • Deborah Frances-White
  • Ed Gamble
  • Jon Courtenay
  • Matt Winning
  • Paul Sinha
  • Sally Phillips

 

Adam Kay

The award-winning author of This is Going to Hurt, Adam Kay, is witty and intelligent in equal measure. Reflecting on his time as a doctor, Adam can discuss teamwork, managing stress and work-life balance, all while infusing his speeches with humorous anecdotes that have tickled audiences across the world.

Alfie Moore

Alfie Moore is a retired police sergeant. Combining his time on the beat with his natural charisma and observational comedy, Alfie Moore is always a hit with corporate audiences. His previous feedback includes:

“Alfie is an excellent choice as an entertaining presenter at a daytime corporate event.”

“Great after dinner light-hearted, intelligent speaker – no swearing, never offensive or rude.”

Angie Belcher

Angie is an award-winning facilitator, coach and stand-up comedian who combines her love of creativity and personal development to help to inspire people to achieve their true potential. As a facilitator, Angie trains, supports and encourages people to feel comfortable in being confident, passionate and authentic.

Hugely popular with corporate audiences, Angie links the world of comedy to the concepts of communication, empathy and mental health and wellbeing.

Ania Magliano

On the stand-up circuit, Ania is a regular at many of London’s favourite club nights. She has sold out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is one of the rising stars of the comedy world.

A former member of the Cambridge Footlights, Ania is a hit with corporate audiences.

Brian Conley

One of the UK’s most versatile comedy performers, Brian Conley is a household name.

Throughout his career, Brian Conley has won many awards, including a National Television Award for Most Popular Comedy Performer and Show Business Personality of the Year.

Axel Blake

Winner of 2022’s Britain’s Got Talent, London-born stand-up comedian Axel Blake is a comedy superstar.

As well as being a much-loved entertainer to the public, Axel’s stand-up or hosting expertise is also available for corporate bookings. He has a wealth of experience from hosting corporate events and awards ceremonies and also offers a stand-up comedy workshop where he teaches the basics of creating a stand-up comedy set. The workshop is great for adding something new to team-building experiences or corporate away days.

Deborah Frances-White

Intelligent and witty in equal measure, Deborah Frances-White is a comedian and host of The Guilty Feminist podcast. Available for corporate stand-up comedy, Deborah expertly infuses comedy into some of the biggest, most important topics of today.

She is often booked to deliver seminars in the corporate world that are something between a stand-up show and a TED-style talk. She specialises in Diversity and Inclusion and brings all the wit and fun of The Guilty Feminist as well as a seriousness of purpose, which companies really respond to.

Ed Gamble

Co-host of the award-winning mega-hit podcast Off Menu with James Acaster, judge on Great British Menu, Taskmaster champion and host of Taskmaster the Podcast, Ed Gamble is one of the biggest faces in comedy today.

With a hilarious, non-offensive approach to comedy, Ed is a hit with corporate bookings.

“Ed really worked the stage and hosted so well… My own Director was telling me today how hard he laughed!”-Microsoft

Jon Courtenay

Jon Courtenay is a singer, pianist and entertainer. Jon found fame on Britain’s Got Talent in 2020, which he went on to win.

Totally inoffensive, Jon performs musical comedy and is perfect for corporate audiences. He works to your brief, meaning that certain songs can be written and composed to focus on your company, chosen topics, messages or people.

Matt Winning

Dr Matt Winning is a London-based Scottish comedian and environmental researcher who performs live climate change comedy.

Perfect for corporate events on topics such as CSR or sustainability, Matt has a TEDx talk about the importance of using humour to discuss climate change.

He is renowned for making big concepts understandable and hilarious and leaves audiences both aching from laughter and inspired to take action.

Paul Sinha

Best known for being one of the Chasers on the ITV show The Chase, Paul Sinha is also a comedian.

Given his background as a former GP and doctor, Paul is a perfect choice for events in medicine and healthcare but has also performed for retail, legal, sports and finance sectors.

Paul is a hilarious yet inoffensive comedian whose material is suitable for events of all natures. Whether it’s a witty after-dinner speech, hosting a corporate event or writing and hosting a corporate quiz, Paul is the go-to option for all.

Sally Phillips

Comic actress and writer Sally Phillips is best known for her appearances in Bridget Jones, Miranda, I’m Alan Partridge and Jam and Jerusalem.

Available as a comic and event host, Sally’s humour is razor-sharp, making her perfect for corporate events.

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