10 Hilarious Comedians for Your Christmas Party

Joe Burton Official Author Picture
Music & Entertainment Executive
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Katherine Ryan

Add a dash of laughter to your corporate Christmas celebration this year! In this blog post, we explore why comedians are the perfect choice for your holiday party and provide insights on how to book the ideal entertainer for a festive night of merriment.

As 10% of employees reportedly attend Christmas parties “reluctantly”, it is important to get the entertainment right to ensure all in attendance enjoy themselves. That is where these comedians come in – they are fun for all generations!


Who are the most popular comedians for Christmas parties?

“Comedians are usually the last acts that companies consider for Christmas parties, they often ask for singers and bands. But I always recommend comedians like Martin Daniels and Jon Courteney who can bring that entertainment value in a way people never expect!”

- Champions Booking Agent

1. Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey is a comedy legend with a career spanning back to the 80s. Starting in small gigs alongside Mark Lamarr and Toby Longworth, he crafted a unique comedy style that included comedic musical parodies and surreal, postmodern jokes. Bill's early success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Sean Lock in Rock showcased his brilliance. Don't miss out on booking this rare talent!

2. Nina Conti

Nina Conti, the leading female ventriloquist and comedy speaker, is an excitingly different act for any corporate function. With diverse, intelligent, and wickedly funny stand-up comedy, she's garnered prestigious awards and performed at renowned festivals. Known for her foul-mouthed chimp Monk, her puppetry skills and brilliantly written stand-up make her a hit. 

3. Katherine Ryan

Katherine Ryan is as funny as they come. A Canadian comedian, writer, and presenter, she combines humour with socio-political issues to create a cathartic experience. Katherine excels on British panel shows and has made waves internationally, appearing on American shows like The Fix. Katherine appeals to all demographics and leaves audiences captivated by her anecdotes.

4. Alex Brooker

Alex Brooker is an outstanding comedian who has helped normalise disabled entertainers in mainstream media. As the co-host of The Last Leg, a groundbreaking comedy panel show, he captivates audiences with his likeable personality and effortless comedic flair. As a comedian and speaker, he captivates audiences with his hilarious tales and witty takes.

5. Milton Jones

Milton Jones, known for his timely one-liners and deadpan delivery, is one of Britain's most recognised comedians. His stand-up tours sell out instantly, and he's a hit on comedy panel shows like Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo. With a natural talent for perfectly timed puns, he's a TV regular and award-winning writer. Milton's unique style and versatility make him an ideal host or main act for any event.

6. Hal Cruttenden

Hal Cruttenden is an international comedy megastar with a versatile talent for stand-up and acting. He's a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a sought-after live performer. Hal's TV appearances on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, and more have established him as a comedy media star. He's a talented actor and writer, making him an all-in-one entertainment package for your event.

7. Dom Joly

Dom Joly, a leading comedian and TV personality, has entertained the British public since the late 1990s. He's known for Trigger Happy TV and appearances on various shows like Made in Britain and Fool Britannia. Dom is also a travel writer and columnist. His comedic talent and diverse experience make him a perfect choice for corporate events and speaking engagements.

8. Jon Courtenay

Jon Courtenay's blend of original songs and skilful piano playing guarantees laughter and entertainment. His relatable charm and instant rapport with the audience make him ideal for diverse demographics. Jon won the 2020 Britain's Got Talent with his storytelling through comical songs, and he's toured the UK with his unique show. A natural-born performer, Jon is perfect for your event.

9. Martin Daniels

With a family pedigree in entertainment, Martin Daniels has extensive experience in magic and comedy. He's performed on TV alongside his famous father, Paul Daniels, and hosted Game for A Laugh in the 1980s. Martin's magical abilities and after-dinner speaking skills make him a sought-after entertainer for corporate events.

10. Siobhan Phillips

Siobhan Phillips, a comedian and singer, rose to fame on Britain's Got Talent 2019 with her comedy vocals. Her comedic style, reminiscent of Victoria Wood, resonates with audiences of all kinds. With over a decade of experience as a cruise ship performer, Siobhan continues to tour the UK with her talents as a comedy vocalist. She's the perfect choice for Christmas parties.

Why are comedians perfect for corporate Christmas parties?

Comedians bring laughter and joy to your corporate Christmas party, creating a relaxed and festive atmosphere. Their humour can break the ice, foster team bonding, and ensure everyone leaves with a smile. Comedy is a versatile entertainment choice that appeals to diverse audiences and guarantees an unforgettable, light-hearted experience.

How do I book a comedian for my corporate Christmas party?

Booking a comedian for your Christmas party is simple. First, identify your event's date, location, and budget. Then, contact a reputable entertainment agency like Champions Music & Entertainment.

Fill in our online form or give us a call directly at 0203 793 4042 to reach one of our booking agents.

We will guide you through the selection process, providing options that match your preferences and budget. Once you've made your choice, we will handle the logistics, ensuring a seamless and entertaining experience for your guests.

Joe Burton Official Author Picture
Music & Entertainment Executive

Since joining the Champions Music & Entertainment team in 2021, Joseph Burton has established himself as our all-around music expert, thanks to his eclectic taste. Joe regularly supplies his expertise on musical acts and entertainment for clients, having studied Theatre Arts at Nottingham Trent University. Among his other expert topics, Joe regularly books festival headliners and famous acts for clients across the globe, the most notable being Tom Walker and Madness. He also works closely with entertainers like Richard Jones and often recommends magicians for corporate and public event entertainment alike. 

For several years, Joe travelled the world as a Production Manager on cruise ships. The experience sharpened his organisational skills and spurred Joe’s passion for entertainment. Today, such skills benefit his clients, as Joe expertly coordinates talent of all genres and forms for their events. He is our resident technical expert and is quick to offer his guidance to event planners wanting to make their occasion stand out. 

When Joe is not connecting globally renowned acts for large-scale and intimate events, he plays the guitar. Regularly jamming with his fellow musicians, he lives, eats and breathes music; Joe is committed to his craft. Discover a selection of Joe’s articles below, which showcase his expertise. 

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