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Does Clean Comedy Mean Watered-Down Comedy? No! Here’s Why

January 9, 2019

There’s a common misconception about the entertainment industry that if a comedian doesn’t swear or discuss lewd topics, they must be “unfunny” or delivering an act designed to only appeal to children. In reality, however, clean comedy is becoming an increasingly popular entertainment option. Clean comedians can appeal to audiences of all ages, and help make intergenerational events feel welcoming and inviting for all. People of all religious and social backgrounds can enjoy a clean comedic act without worrying about whether or not the comedian in question is going to offend their personal values or the values of those around... View Article

Team Building Using Improvisational Comedy Skills

December 31, 2018

Most people don’t have a whole lot of firsthand experience with improv comedy. Ask someone to describe improv they’ve seen or to give an example of an improv exercise, and they’ll probably describe something they saw years ago on Whose Line is it Anyway? But if you’re looking for an effective and unique way to get people at your company or in your organization to buy into some team-building exercises, improv can be a great way to do it. Here are just a few examples of ways participants will benefit from improv exercises under the direction of a team-building events... View Article

Here’s How to Have a Successful Comedy Event

December 17, 2018

Looking for some tips to make sure your next comedy event goes off without a hitch? Here are some suggestions we’ve compiled to help make your comedy event the best experience it can possibly be. Sure, it’s not always going to be possible to adhere to every one of the guidelines you see below, and any good performer’s still going to give you a good show even if some of these guidelines aren’t met. But as a general rule, the more you do to follow these guidelines, the better a chance you have to make the event a successful evening... View Article

Writing Comedy Is Hard, and Here’s Why:Insight from a Stand-Up Comedian

November 14, 2018

There are few things that can cure the blues like great comedy, but the process of actually writing that comedy is nowhere near as easy as a good stand-up comedian makes it look. It’s very hard work to come up with a joke that sounds effortless, especially when you consider how much goes into making and testing a joke in the first place. Here’s some insight from a stand-up comedian about exactly what makes writing comedy so difficult: Nobody is naturally funny: Sure, there are some people who are funnier than other people, but nobody is born with the gift... View Article

Why You Should Hire a Stand-Up Comedianfor Your Next Work Event

November 14, 2018

Planning your next company party? If so, you should definitely make sure you have something arranged for entertainment. Many companies will go with musical acts, which are certainly great choices, but you might wish to change things up a little bit and have another act on hand to come in and give the band a break. If that’s the case, why not hire a stand-up comedian? Here are just a few reasons why a stand-up comedian is a perfect fit for your company party: They’ll keep everyone in a good mood: Who doesn’t love to laugh? A company party is... View Article