Hiring Comedy Waiters – Tips, Advice and How to Book


Comedy waiters can add a fun and exciting element of entertainment to any event where canapés or food is being served. We’ve put together this guide to give you all of the advice you need before you book comedy waiters for your own event…

What Events are Comedy Waiters Suitable For?

Comedy waiters are suitable for a variety of events, but particularly ones which involve a sit down meal, or where a catering company is serving canapés as you need genuine waiters to disguise your comedy ones! Comedy waiters are perfect for the following occasions:

What Does a Comedy Waiter Actually Do?

Each individual act will have their own set rules as to what they allow within their performance. Comedy waiters generally act clumsy and adds an element of attitude as they drop plates, eat food, act drunk and suspicious. The whole point of comedy waiters is to arouse the suspicion of your guests gradually throughout the evening until your guests suspect that something is amiss, or an announcement is made at the end to explain the whole show. Generally, comedy waiters won’t interfere with food or swear but it’s best to check with individual acts to find out what mischief they will get up to.

When Does a Comedy Waiter Perform?

A comedy waiter, or group of them will perform throughout the entirety of your event while food is being served. This can mean that a performance can last a few hours until the cat is out of the bag!




How Much Do Comedy Waiters Cost?

The costs to hire comedy waiters will vary depending on each individual act and how many waiters you hire at once. Some companies offer the ability to hire just one or two waiters to keep costs down, while others prefer to work together as a group. Costs may also vary depending on the length of performance and their level of experience.

What Do I Need to Consider When Hiring a Comedy Waiter?

Before booking a comedy waiter or group of waiters, it is important to make sure that they hold the necessary insurance, such as public liability insurance to perform at your event. It is always advisable to check with your venue to see if they will allow comedy waiters to perform, as some will have rules against them. Sometimes your entertainer will get in touch with your venue directly, but it is always worth knowing beforehand.

It is advisable to check with your comedy waiters to find out what they will be performing at your event. If you need them to leave certain parts out, don’t be afraid to ask, especially if there are older guests attending your event or young children.

Finally, check how many waiters you will be supplied with, how much your performers will charge and also how your guests will eventually find out that the whole event was a set up – providing they don’t guess beforehand!

How Do I Choose a Comedy Waiter Act?

Firstly, we suggest that you look through all of the comedy waiter acts available on our website, www.EntertainersWorldwide.com to read through their biographies, previous experience and testimonials from previous events. Some of our entertainers also provide video samples of them in action so that you can get a feel for the type of comedy that they will perform.

Once you’ve decided which comedy waiter act you would like to book, simply click on the “Contact Direct / Request Quote” button where you will get in touch directly with your entertainer. Our website is one of the only entertainment directories that doesn’t act as an agency or charge any booking fees!





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