The idea to hire a ventriloquist for your next event may seem a bit odd. Ventriloquists aren’t exactly top of mind when people consider corporate entertainment. It may surprise you to find that two of the Forbes magazine’s top grossing entertainers are ventriloquists.
Ventriloquism has been delighting audiences for generations. Your grandparents may remember Edgar Bergen, Paul Winchell, Jimmy Nelson and Senor Wences. You may even be old enough to remember Shari Lewis with her famous puppet, Lamb Chop. These days, names like Jeff Dunham typically come to mind when you think of ventriloquism. Ventriloquists are far more versatile than you can imagine. Have you considered whether to hire a ventriloquist for your next corporate event?
Not sure a ventriloquist is quite right for the entertainment at a corporate event? There are actually several reasons to hire a ventriloquist. If you’re trying to bring laughter and smiles to a variety of people in the crowd, you’re going to need to reach a bit. Ventriloquism does exactly that. While the twenty-somethings may clear out if you hire a tribute to 50’s lounge singers, ventriloquism has the ability to bring something to everyone.
Keep in mind that you need entertainment that will work at several levels. You want to bring people together, but you may also want to reinforce your corporate motto throughout the event. A good comedy ventriloquist can do just that. By letting him or her know what themes and keywords you want included in the act, you get the bonus that your message will be reinforced while your audience is laughing together. You can even have the ventriloquist add in a few jokes about the CFO or recent events in your company while keeping material respectful so no one is embarrassed.
If you hire a ventriloquist for your next company corporate event, you’re making a choice that will delight all of your audience and keep everyone rolling with laughter. It’s something different and certain to create an impression everyone remembers for years to come.