Comedian at a wedding? Your thoughts?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Busy bee

To me it seems kinda odd. I would be taken aback as a guest if at the reception all of a sudden there was a comedian. It may also be hard to find one that is appropriate for young kids that will still be entertaining to the adults.

That said, it’s your wedding do what you desire.

Post # 3
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Busy bee

My first thoughts are that it is something different and that is a good thing.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I would feel so awkward if there was a stand up comedian at a wedding. I too am a big fan of comedians and comedy clubs, but it just seems really out of place IMO. Most people are not going to feel comfortable laughing like that at a special event like a wedding. If you have a very laid back crowd, you know your guests better than anybody, go for it. It’s just not my cup of tea. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016 - Madame CJ Walker Building

I love the idea of it! Actually, this is something that we are doing as a form of entertainment since a close friend of ours is a clean comedy comedian who knows both of us since High School

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I think that would be really cool in the right setting- like I can totally picture it in a casual setting with string lights, etc., but not as much in a formal ballroom. But if it were a short set, I think it would be fun. Maybe you could also hire a comedian as an MC? 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I hate this idea, personally. You would have to find someone REALLY funny and unfortunately, if they were that funny, you probably couldn’t afford them. The thought of a bad comedian makes me uncomfortable! What kind of jokes will they tell?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It seems unnecessary, and if you’re doing toasts, like a lot of talking. I’d rather hear a funny toast from someone who knows the bride and groom really well, at my wedding my brother’s speech was really funny, and my dad made a funny joke in his too.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I kinda like the idea, but idk how I would find someone who (for example) both my 87 year old grandma and my 15 year old cousin are going to find funny 

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m sorry but this is such a bad idea.   This is a wedding not a comedy club

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016 - Madame CJ Walker Building

Debsy:  GO FOR IT! It’s your day! You know your friends & family! Make this day about you & yours! Everyone will not understand and frankly…Who cares what people on a site think-are they invited to your wedding? Lolol GOOD LUCK! It would be a great idea during maybe cocktail hour or right before your introduced as Mr & Mrs!

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Meh… I love comedy shows, the best was seeing jeff Dunham long before he was famous but it would feel awkward at a wedding. Sprry if this is harsh but as a guest it might seam that you are trying too hard. Comedians are so hit and miss. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Debsy:  My fiance and I used to talk about this all the time! Thought about hiring one to entertain during dinner. We are definitely the clowns of our families so everyone would think it was totally “us” and our guest list is totally laid back. If it’s who you and your fiance are, I say go for it. However, you know your guests best. If they are more traditional and think it would be awkward, probably not the best decision. 

Find a professional that does a lot of corporate events and they likely have a repertoire of jokes that are more on the tame side, but still humorous. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’d rather hear a funny toast from someone who knows you, as PP mentioned. This just seems like an odd idea to me, from the perspective of a guest.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I think it depends on your guests. A friend of mine had a very niche live act at her reception and I hated it. I actually left early because there was no where else to go and it just grinded on me because it kept going on and on. I felt really bad, but I could only take so much.

If it was the right person, and the right content, and if there was a place for guests to do something else if it wasn’t suiting them, and likely doesn’t go on to long, it could be super memorable! It’s worth looking into I think.

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