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ALASKA by Holland America

Largely because I’m a regular cruise ship performer, and as a headline entertainer I travel a TON on them friends, family and people I perform for at corporate conferences and conventions always ask what’s the best cruise to take? I get this all the time.  They want to know which cruise line is best.  More than anything people want to know the best destination. My answe...

Tech for Corporate Events

40 years ago today Sony released the Walkman.  It changed music and the way we interact with the world; or more to the point how we don’t interact with it.  Nothing was going to be the same after that first Walkman came out, a game changer.  Then Apple came along and changed the game again.  As I’m sure something will come to make the iPhone / iPod era look quaint and o...

Performing for Bikers

I performed for bikers Saturday night. The Widows Sons. YES, actual motorcycle bike club bikers. They're a surprisingly good comedy crowd, hell of a good group of wonderful people and the show was to raise money for a worthy cause. 
Going in I had very different expectations. I thought they’d be rough and do one of those th...

Missing the Travel

I’ve been working full time, professionally in show business for a long time.  I’ve been paid to perform since I was 16 years old.  Even younger if you count the birthday parties, malls and other shows that a preteen performer starts off with. I’ve never had a job outside of being a comedy magician.  NEVER worked. This job, the performance of magic and comedy has taken ...

Guide for Hiring Entertainers & Performers

It’s pretty interesting. I hear a lot of clients buying entertainment for their conferences and conventions still in a state of confusion about what to expect from the professional corporate entertainer. The talent they say, doesn’t seem very professional. No matter if the person entertaining at your conference is a comedian, a magician, mentalist or any other sty...

Stand Up Comedy at Corporate Events

One of the most difficult aspects of working in the corporate event industry is connecting with other suppliers genuinely good enough to recommend. I’m a strong supporter of helping clients find good talent.  Something I do for free, with the intention that every conference, convention or event gets great talent, with great results. Everyone in my industry benefits from...

BRAMPTON

Signs at the Airport say “ All roads lead to Brampton”. Its true.

My family moved to Brampton in 1981. I went to Kingswood Drive, Sir John A McDonald and then Central Peel, where I fell madly in love with a girl who would never love me back. She vanished off the face of the earth, plaguing my curiosity forever as to h...

Performance Riders

The show rider isn’t about the green M&M’s.  I promise you that.
On my jog this morning I listened to the Variety Artists podcast.  Within the interview the guests mentioned having a rider for your show, something every professional ac...

Inconvenient truths about hiring entertainment:

Artists say they specialize, that they’re corporate professionals. Very often, they simply are not.  They make that claim because they believe money is to be made working with companies.  They’re just after another revenue stream.  I don’t think that’s what you want for entertainment. You need to hire a specialist, a Macgyver in the world o...

Free Corporate Entertainment Buying Resources

Here's the best worry free talent choices for your corporate function :

You’ve had me perform my comedy magic show at your conference, convention, golf tournament or trade show last year and it’s too soon to bring me back again for another time with your group.  Its time to book entertainment for this year. I’d like to offer some suggestions based on my...