Hiring a Compere, Tips Advice and How to Book


If you are planning an event which would benefit from a professional Compere making announcements, you have come to the right place.  On our website, www.EntertainersWorldwide.com we offer several entertainment choices which would be perfect when you need an announcement or two!  If you have a fear of public speaking, why not take away the problem and get a professional in – they aren’t as expensive as you might think!  We have put together this guide to highlight everything you might want to know about booking a Compere before you start your search!

What Events Are Comperes Suitable for?

Any events which require the need for public speaking or announcements would benefit from a Compere.  This not only saves you having to do the hard work, but ensures that your guests are suitable entertained too.  Hire a Compere for the following…

  • Wedding Reception Entertainment
  • Award Ceremony Entertainment
  • Corporate Entertainment
  • Gala Dinner Entertainment
  • Cocktail Party Entertainment
  • Comedy Night Entertainment
  • And much more!

Where do I find Comperes on your Website?

Finding a Compere is easy when you use our website as we have our very own dedicated category for this type of entertainment.  There are two ways to find a Compere: Firstly, you can use the navigation which is at the top of every single page on our website.  Simply click on “General Entertainers” and look for “Miscellaneous Entertainers”.  Under this main category you will find “Comperes” so all you need to do is click on the link and you’ll be taken directly to our Comperes category page.

The second way to find a Compere is to use our sophisticated search function.  This is also situated on every page so all you need to do is start typing “Compere” into the “I’m Looking For” search field.  You can also narrow the search down by adding a location, however since Comperes are quite an unusual type of entertainment, it would be useful to do a blanket search without narrowing down location.  Then all you need to do is click on the “Search” button and your matching listings will be displayed straight away.  If you want to get straight to the point and start your search, why not click here to access our Comperes category directly!

Click here to view Compere, Mark Jones' Profile

Mark Jones, Compere from EntertainersWorldwide.com

What do Comperes Actually Do?

A Compere is a professional speaker who specialises in making announcements and is less formal than hiring a toastmaster.  A Compere usually offers plenty of humour and wit which can make for a very entertaining evening.  From wedding announcements, such as organising the guests and announcing the first dance, to a comedy night where each act is announced on stage, hiring a Compere is a professional way of taking care of any public speaking.

How long will a Compere perform for?

Since a Compere is hired to make announcements at your event, they can usually tailor their performance lengths to your own event which makes them very flexible.  We highly recommend contacting your chosen Compere for free using our website in order to get an accurate performance time.

How much does a Compere cost?

It is very difficult for us to accurately quote the price of hiring a Compere, so again we recommend contacting your chosen act using our website for a completely free no-obligation quote.

What Should I Ask a Compere?

Since hiring a Compere is quite an unique type of entertainment to book, there may be many questions you want to ask them to find out all about what they have to offer before parting with your cash and booking.  We have put together a guide of questions to refer to, however please note this is just a few examples so if there is anything else you want to know, never be afraid to ask!

  • Are you available to perform on the date of my event?
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
  • Can I pre-write my announcements?
  • Do you have previous experience in similar events?
  • How child-friendly is your humour?
  • Can you provide previous client testimonials?
  • How long will you be able to perform for?
  • How much do you charge for your services?
  • What percentage deposit is needed to secure my date?

How Do I Choose a Compere?

We always say that choosing any entertainer, including a compere is a very personal choice.  Using our website, www.EntertainersWorldwide.com we give you as much information as possible to make your final decision even easier!  All you need to do is browse through our acts’ profile pages to read all about them including their biographies, customer testimonials and even photos or video samples.  Once you have looked through all of our acts, you can easily contact your chosen entertainer by clicking on the “Request a Quote via E-mail” button.  This means you will be put directly in contact with your chosen act as soon as you have submitted the contact form.

Our entertainment directory is one of the only websites that offers its services to potential customers and bookers for free, so if it is entertainment you are after, we highly recommend that you use our website as your first reference point!

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