Our tailored comedy helps you connect with your audience and supports the messages of your meeting. You provide the details, and we will find the hysterical side of your strategy, industry, campaigns (and colleagues). Our shows combine tailor-written scenes with sharp improvisations. Boom Chicago’s high energy shows grab attention, reinforce your message and create a lasting impression.
Great hosts make a difference and our English speaking MCs are some of the best. We balance a light touch with serious messages to support your speakers and help the day reach its goals.
Are you planning a conference? Equipped with smart comedy, we will help at many different moments in the day. We will energize a crowd, lead a conversation, introduce ideas and even even address skepticism about changes.
Here are some of the roles we will help with at a conference:
- Start the day with an energizer that encourages active participation.
- Host interactive activities that reinforce themes and goals.
- Run plenary or break out sessions.
- Lead brainstorm sessions.
- Interview a panel. This could be ‘straight’ or with one of us ‘on the panel’.
- Coach speakers on their presentation.
- Wrap up the day to reflect and reiterate. Make sure your message stays top of mind.
The earlier you bring us in the planning process, the more we can help.
This highly tailored act takes a tongue in cheek look at the industry. Whether it’s people, clients, projects or even strategy, we present observations through the eyes of a comedian. We respectfully poke fun at themes and subjects that are relevant to your event, and we celebrate success by highlighting important milestones and applauding noteworthy achievements… Or we could just make fun of your boss, in front of your boss and make him pay for the whole thing.
The Brief: After seven years of being small and ‘doing it themselves,’ Topcon EMEA wanted to raise the stakes, impact and excitement around their annual three day Topcon Xperience. An additional goal was to encourage participants (employees and business partners) to tell their stories and take more pride in their successes so the Topcon awards were introduced for the first time.
The Execution: Boom Chicago hosted the three day event in Cannes and wrote tailored material. The awards presentation after dinner was a triumph as was the end of conference wrap up. We even were able to stall while the audio problems were solved for the CEO’s welcome message which turned a potentially embarrassing moments into an impromptu comedy performance.
The Response: “Boom Chicago was a great success! They added so much and it would not have been nearly as successful without them. Looking forward to next year!” – Heleen Konermann, Channel Events Manager EMEA – Topcon
What Happened Next: Topcon booked us again the next year in Dublin and brought us in as a full partner in developing the event, which included a restructuring of their European operations. Highlights included an awards ceremony and a 45 minute one on one interview with CEO Ray O’Connor. The event was even more successful, with Boom Chicago receiving the highest participant review of the entire event. ‘Last year they were great hosts. This year, you guys were insiders. Thanks so much!’ Uli Hermanski, Chief Marketing Officer, Topcon
The Brief: Mercedes-Benz planned a year-end event for employees and stakeholders to celebrate a successful year and announce new automotive innovations and a new model truck. It was important to hit the right note, entertain and inform (while keeping the CEO happy)
The Execution: Boom Chicago researched the company, interviewed key people and wrote tailored material. Popular sketches included a Mercedes Benz Christmas Carol and a sketch where Santa Clause promised to deliver the new truck to all the ‘good boys and girls’… when it was finally ready.
The Response: “I still look back with great pleasure to our December event! You guys were great!” — Martyn Fuite, Communications Manager Mercedes-Benz Trucks