Type: Entertainment, Comedian
Pros: He is very funny. His style is similar to Jim Gaffigan’s and he had the audience laughing the entire time. His performance is very much like a typical standup performance so it works well for a large audience.
Brian is known for being one of the “clean” comedians, so the typical concerns about stand-up performances are avoided. If excessive language or sexual humor is a concern, he may be a good choice.
Cons: Brian travels with an opening act, which is a little forced for a corporate performance in my opinion. This may not be a concern for everyone.
Brian’s rider should be reviewed carefully. When we worked with Brian, the opening act performer did the sound check and was the on-site contact for the rider. The rider is built for a standalone comedy act, so a number of items may not be applicable for a corporate show.
Producer’s Notes: He made me laugh and most of the audience as well.
Rating: 7.5 Crew Member: graphics lead