Lessons Behind Laughter, How a Corporate Entertainer Lifts Company Morale
Reunited and it feels so good! I recently had the pleasure of serving as a corporate entertainer at the one and only Jimmy Kimmel Comedy Club in Las Vegas. My audience was a fantastic group of 250 Alliance Association Bank employees who could not be more excited to finally — and safely — be gathered under one roof.
As I looked out at the crowd, I saw a group of individuals who have each fared the same storm over the past year and a half. I saw a team who has sat through countless video calls, typed hundreds of emails, and sent dozens of meeting invites, all while juggling their own personal responsibilities. More importantly, I saw a family that has stuck together through the unknown.
Each speaker before me had taken the stage and discussed how difficult the past few months have been. When I took the stage, all I wanted to do was bring this group some much-needed laughter! And I’m so proud to say that by the time the curtains closed, I felt like I truly executed on that goal. Let me explain how a corporate entertainer like me boosts company morale.
The Crucial Role of a Corporate Entertainer
Even before a global pandemic put the world in a metaphorical chokehold, a corporate entertainer was the highlight of any company event. Now, I’m not just saying that just to toot my own horn. I’m saying that because it’s true! No one leaves a corporate event raving about the place settings or cocktail napkins — they leave talking about the entertainment!
Aside from the obvious amusement, why is corporate entertainment such a large part of a company event? Well, in essence, a corporate entertainer is like a long-form icebreaker. We walk on the stage and immediately help the audience ease out of work mode and into network mode. Our role isn’t to just have the audience engage with us, but with one another.
So, how do you do that? With laughter! I’ve said time and time again, laughter is the best medicine. Just one laugh can help people loosen up, forget about the day’s troubles, and get into the right mindset for connectivity. Today, a corporate entertainer can help unite hundreds of individuals, especially employees who have been physically apart for so long.
That brings me to my next point, which is why a corporate entertainer is more important now than ever before.
Why a Corporate Entertainer is Important Now More Than Ever
In the past, a corporate entertainer was viewed as a luxury. Factors such as budget or attendance might have swayed event producers to pass on an entertainer in order to lock in another element of the event, like a professional DJ or keynote speaker. However, if there’s one thing you shouldn’t skimp on this time around, it’s the entertainment piece.
The fact of the matter is, it’s been a tough couple of months! And while the world is slowly getting back to normal, safety concerns and limited gatherings can still make us feel just as far apart as we did in March 2020. A corporate event is the way for employees of an organization to finally meet safely in one location, and a corporate entertainer is the key to actually bring people together.
At a company conference, the corporate entertainer will help attendees navigate the new normal of events. They know how to tactfully approach the elephant in the room — like the fact that some people might be having major social anxiety at their first event in a year and a half — and ease attendees into the flow of the evening. The laughter that comes along is just the cherry on top.
Proof is in the Pudding: Client Testimonial
Speaking of laughter, I could not be more grateful for the team over at Alliance Association Bank for filling the room with such great energy! Once the laughter started rolling with this group, it simply did not stop! And for this corporate entertainer, who did more than 200+ virtual shows last year alone, a live, happy audience was music to my ears!
For those who aren’t familiar, the folks over at Alliance Association Bank are masters of customized financial solutions for homeowner associations (HOAs) and common interest communities (CICs). On Wednesday night, the team bought out the Jimmy Kimmel Club at the LINQ to have dinner and a show with a few speakers and entertainers, including yours truly!
Check out what Craig Huntington, President of Alliance Association Bank, had to say about my set!
“I just had Jeff perform for about 250 of my closest friends here at the Jimmy Kimmel Comedy Club and he was awesome! I recommend that anybody who wants him for a corporate show, hire him now, because it was a lot of fun! All 250 of our guests had a great time and they all loved it, so use him if you can!” — Craig Huntington
Thank you so much for the kind words, Craig! It was a blast entertaining you and the Alliance Association Bank team! As a corporate entertainer with a clean comedy background, I loved sharing tons of laughs and connecting with this absolutely fabulous group. Next time you folks are in Las Vegas, don’t hesitate to give me a shout!
Lock in Your Corporate Entertainer Today
I know some event planners are hesitating to lock in talent because of uncertainty over whether their event will be live, virtual, or hybrid. If that sounds like you, rest assured, I’m prepared to do all three! As a corporate entertainer, professional emcee, and keynote speaker equipped with a virtual event production company, I’m ready to hop in, no matter what.
So, you read what Craig said… if you want to book me as an entertainer at your event, now is the time! My schedule is quickly filling up and I cannot wait to see as many of you as possible. Reach out today with a booking inquiry or check out my latest availability to learn where I’ll be next. Hopefully, it will be making you and your team laugh at your upcoming corporate event!