Top 10 Side-Splitting Comedians for Parties (Ranked by Popularity)

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Music & Entertainment Executive
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Aisling Bea

If you want to book a comedian for your event, you're in the right place. In this blog post, we'll unravel the logistics of bringing comedy to your party and reveal the top comedians available to book. Let's dive in and discover why booking a comedian is the perfect recipe for an unforgettable party!


Who are the top party comedians available to book?

Our team of booking agents quizzed clients from hundreds of events to discover the most popular comedians for parties! In this official ranking, we present the top ten based on our findings, making it easier than ever to pick the perfect party entertainment.

1. Jason Manford

Jason Manford, a household name in British comedy, is a must-have for any event seeking top-notch entertainment. With a background rooted in his working-class upbringing in Manchester, Jason's comedy is relatable and hilarious. From humble beginnings as a glass collector in a local pub to hosting popular TV shows and appearing on panel shows like 8 Out of 10 Cats, Jason's journey is as powerful as his stand-up. Don't miss the chance to bring the laughter of this comedy superstar to your event!

2. Katherine Ryan

Katherine Ryan, a Canadian comedian with a sharp wit and a knack for observational humour, is the ideal choice to add a touch of class and laughter to your event. With a career spanning stand-up comedy, TV presenting, and even hosting her own shows, Katherine is a versatile entertainer. Her comedic prowess has earned her a place on panel shows like Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo. Whether you're hosting a corporate event or a private party, Katherine's comedic brilliance is sure to entertain guests of all ages.

3. Alexander Armstrong

A man of many talents, Alexander Armstrong is a versatile entertainer who can captivate any audience. From his comedy duo days with Armstrong and Miller to his role as the charming host of Pointless, Alexander's engaging manner is a hit. With a background in law and a passion for music, he brings a unique blend of intellect and entertainment to your event. Whether you need an event host, a musician, or a Q&A session, Alexander is the perfect choice to keep your audience entertained.

4. Milton Jones

Milton Jones, with his iconic untamed hair and quick-witted one-liners, is a comedy sensation not to be missed. Known for his surreal and pun-filled comedy style, Milton has graced countless stages and TV shows, including Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo. His clean comedy makes him suitable for a wide range of events, and his ability to craft perfectly timed jokes is unparalleled. Whether as a host or the star of the show, Milton Jones is guaranteed to be the highlight of your event.

5. Dom Holland

Dom Holland, an award-winning comedian and accomplished writer, is the perfect choice to bring laughter to your event. With a career that includes stand-up comedy, writing, acting, and even filmmaking, Dom's versatility knows no bounds. He's been a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and earned accolades for his comedic talents. Whether you need a comedian, a writer, or an event host, Dom Holland's experience and comedic genius will leave your audience in stitches.

6. Nina Conti

Nina Conti, a leading female ventriloquist and comedian, adds a unique and unforgettable touch to any event. Her ability to bring her puppet characters to life while delivering side-splitting comedy is nothing short of remarkable. Nina has entertained audiences at comedy festivals worldwide and made memorable appearances in TV shows and documentaries. Whether you're planning a corporate event or a private party, Nina Conti's blend of puppetry and humour is sure to leave a lasting impression.

7. Siobhan Phillips

Siobhan Phillips, a comedian and singer who rose to fame on Britain's Got Talent, is the perfect choice for your event's entertainment. With her comedic vocals and relatable sets about motherhood, Siobhan resonates with audiences of all kinds. Her talent for blending comedy and singing creates a unique and entertaining performance that will have everyone on their feet. Whether you're hosting a party, a corporate function, or any event, Siobhan Phillips is the brilliant choice to keep your audience in stitches.

8. Keith Farnan

Keith Farnan, a British comedian and former solicitor, brings a fresh perspective to comedy with his business background. Known for his engaging style, Keith has performed on renowned TV shows like Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow. His experience in the corporate world allows him to connect with audiences at corporate events seamlessly. Whether you need an event host or a comedian, Keith Farnan's entertaining performance will be a hit with your audience.

9. Axel Blake

Axel Blake, winner of Britain's Got Talent 2022, is a rising star in the comedy world. With his observational comedy style and charisma, Axel wowed audiences and judges on the show, earning him a spot in the finals. His talent extends beyond comedy, as he's hosted shows for UNILAD and SBTV. Whether you're looking for a stand-up comedian or a charismatic host for your event, Axel Blake's infectious humour and personality are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

Contact a booking agent to enquire about Axel Blake today!

10. Aisling Bea

A renowned Irish actress, comedian, and writer, Aisling Bea, has recently had her first stand-up special released on broadcasting giant Netflix. Born in Ireland with an upbringing surrounded by horses, Aisling expressed an early interest in performing. She always had an eye for the performance and entertainment industry, a passion she has gone on to fulfil. Now a household name within comedy, Aisling Bea has appeared on shows such as Live at The Apollo.

What are the benefits of booking a comedian for a party?

Booking a comedian for your party offers numerous advantages. First and foremost, it brings a unique form of entertainment that can lighten the atmosphere and create unforgettable memories. Comedians excel at engaging with the audience, providing laughter and amusement that can break the ice and bring people together.

Comedy is a versatile entertainment option that can cater to a wide range of audiences, from family-friendly humour to edgier jokes for adult crowds. This adaptability ensures that everyone at your party can enjoy the performance. Studies have found that laughter also tackles stress, so put your guests at ease with a comedian!

Source: The Mayo Clinic

What factors should I consider when choosing a comedian for my party?

When choosing a comedian for your party, consider your audience's preferences and the overall theme of your event. Think about the type of humour that would best resonate with your guests. Do you want clean, family-friendly comedy, or are you open to more edgy and adult-oriented humour?

Additionally, consider the comedian's experience, reputation, and style to ensure they align with your party's atmosphere. Our booking team can provide recommendations based on your specific needs.

Ready to bring laughter to your party? Contact us today!

Whether you're planning a corporate event, private party, or any special occasion, our roster of talented comedians is here to make your event unforgettable. Don't miss out on the chance to add laughter and entertainment to your gathering.

Give us a call at 0203 7934042 to speak with our experienced booking team, or simply fill out our online contact form. We'll handle all the details so you can relax and enjoy a side-splitting comedy performance at your next event. Let's make your party one to remember!

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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