There are a few options available if you want to hire a corporate comedian for your upcoming business function. Making it yourself is one approach. Booking through an entertainment agency is the alternative. Both have benefits, but in my opinion, booking through an agency is simpler, quicker, safer, and just more convenient because they’ve already done the legwork for you.
You could spend days or weeks looking through Book comedians on the internet, watching videos, contacting references, studying prices, haggling over fees and contracts, sending emails, and making phone calls. Alternatively, you could contact a reputable agency that has already completed all of these tasks.
Corporate entertainment buyers basically only have one excuse for doing it themselves, albeit a persuasive and false one: it is less expensive. Simply said, this is untrue.
Any agency with a long history in the industry would have developed ties with the performers they hire. This translates to greater price flexibility, more room for negotiation, and a professional who is aware of what comedians or other acts generally earn for you, the customer. Prices are frequently lower than what you’d obtain by contacting the act directly because of the volume of work that an agency may offer a performer. The last, and most crucial, benefit is that you gain a degree of industry expertise and information that is actually priceless when attempting to choose the ideal performer for your corporate event.
Let’s discuss about what you should budget for costs now. The base rate for most comedians who perform for corporations is often between $1,500 and $3,000. These comedians are often local or regional talents that have worked incredibly hard to develop a clean, universally appealing routine that is corporate-friendly. These corporate comedians might or might not have radio or television credits, but they ought to have a substantial number of letters or references from previous business organizations they’ve entertained. These comedians frequently have limited exposure, making it challenging to locate them on your own. However, a competent corporate entertainment company will be aware of these performers and ready to provide you with their contact information.
Comedy is not merely a kind of art. It is both a business and a skill-based science. However, the majority of Book comedians both experienced and inexperienced—equate humor with frivolity and handle their occupations as such. The same as anything worthwhile, comedy requires effort. Writing new content requires work, and finding gigs requires much more labor. You might be surprised to learn that, most of the time, you have to put more effort into the business than the performance. Show business is made up of the phrases “show” and “business.” The good news is that you won’t actually work a day in your life if you do it well because you’re having so much fun!