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When you want to hire a comedian, Airtasker can connect you with the best entertainers who can provide all the laughs at your event. You can choose from various performers with years of experience in providing the entertainment you need. Why stress yourself out with endless searches for the right entertainer? And why risk hiring amateurs? Book skilled comedians with Airtasker!
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Top Comedians related questions
Do I need to provide any tools or equipment for my comedian?
In most cases, no. Your hired Tasker already has the props and wardrobe items for their performance. However, you may want to provide them with a comfortable area to get into costume and character. You can also give them plenty of drinking water - most comedy routines involve a lot of talking, and even the experts get cottonmouth. If their act is more than 30 minutes, you may also want to provide them with a light meal or snack.
How long does a comedy routine take?
This can vary depending on the length of your event program, the amount of content in the comedy routine and the complexity of the act. Most comedy routines go for a minimum of 30 to 45 minutes. If you contracted your comedian Tasker to host the event, their service could last for the duration of the event, which can take at most 100 minutes! You can discuss how long the service can take with your Tasker.
Do comedians use offensive language and jokes?
Many professional comedians don’t rely on dirty language to practise their craft and use clean content. The best comedians know how to find gems of humour in people and situations without resorting to indecent language. You can specify in your job post whether you prefer that your comedian refrain from any use of graphic language or not.
What sort of comedian should I book for my event?
Apart from considering the event theme, book the comedian who can deliver the performance that you and your guests appreciate most. You can do this by mentioning in your post what sort of comedy you want. Do you want a comedy duo? How about a solo standup comic? Do you want an improv group? Consider your audience’s tastes - our platform can help you find the right comedian to deliver the laughs you want!
Is a roast something I can do for my event?
Yes, you can, but with caveats. Note that a roast is one where comedians or other guests make jokes about a guest of honour to amuse a wider audience. Comedy roasts work only if the person roasted is a good sport and is comfortable with themselves enough not to feel humiliated in front of an audience! You should ask the potential guest if they’re open to being “roasted” for your event.
Would improv be good for my event?
Suppose your audience is composed of people who like to play games like charades, then yes! It also helps if your potential participants at an improv performance aren’t shy and are a tad competitive - you and your guests at the event might be surprised! One way to ensure this routine works is to make sure you have people in the audience who are open to joining improv.
What do comedian services include?
Comedian services include all the necessary activities to provide you with comedy entertainment for your personal or corporate event. You can hire comedians to perform a standup comedy act at your trade show, office party, wedding reception, birthday, fundraiser, or other appropriate occasions.
Upon request, some comedian Taskers can also work as the host or emcee of your event.
Planning for the event
Your booked comedian Tasker can meet with you in person or via video conferencing call. Apart from the schedule and duration of their act, they can discuss what sort of routine and jokes would appeal best to your audience, what topics to focus on, and any issues to avoid.
Upon request, you can have them insert any “inside jokes” to their act. Your Tasker can help you choose from different comedy routines such as a standup comedy act, comedy duo, comedy sketches, acts with props, roasting an individual or group or improvisational comedy or improv.
Note that if your Tasker’s performance doesn’t entail a particular costume or outfit, you can inform your Tasker of your event’s dress code so they can arrive at the event in the appropriate clothing.
Writing the comedy routine
Once you’ve provided all the essential details and agreed on the type of routine you want, your Tasker can work on the script. They can have the script include the context of the event and pop culture references you want. Note that you may have to give them some time to prepare the draft.
Demonstrating the routine
After writing a draft, your Tasker can share it with you and show you how it might appear. You can meet to see it performed in person or via a video conferencing call. If necessary and appropriate, you may provide your comments and suggestions to improve the material.
With your inputs, your Tasker can polish the comedy routine and perform it for you again. This process can continue until you are both satisfied with the final material. If necessary, your hired comedian can attend dress rehearsals.
Performing at your event
Now that your Tasker has finalised their routine, all that remains is for them to perform at your event. Rest assured your Tasker will arrive at the venue early enough to prepare for their act. They can come with all the needed props. Some Taskers may show up dressed and ready for their performance.
Speaking of preparation, you may want to hire a service to get yourself ready for the event. You may also want to hire someone to assist your comedian as they get ready for their performance. Some Taskers may do an encore performance if requested by the audience.