With the growth of corporate comedy – one name has come to the forefront; in the field of both entertainment and after dinner speaking, that of Adrian Walsh.
Adrian Walsh Comedian
Adrian has an encyclopaedic knowledge of comedy, enabling him to tailor his act for both audience and venue. He is in great demand, not only for cabaret and theatre; but for conferences, after dinner speeches, award ceremonies, golf / sports dinners and product launches. No other comedy act in the UK today has a greater sense of occasion.
Adrian Walsh has the confidence of experience, and lives up to being known as ‘THE COMEDIAN’. Working with such stars as; Glen Campbell, Neil Sedaka, Petula Clark, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Shirley Bassey and Barry Manilow. Has made Adrian into one of the most sought after comedy acts.
Media & Corporate Comedy
Adrian has worked in all aspects of the media including: theatre, cabaret, conferences, product launches and after-dinner speaking. He has also appeared in many countries abroad such as America, Canada and Africa; plus a number of business events through Europe. He is at home with both British and American audiences; making him in demand to work on cruise liners all over the world.
Adrian Walsh has made over 200 radio and TV appearances; most recently as a regular on ‘Today’ with Des and Mel. He is always travelling abroad, giving talks to the world’s largest businesses; and he has built a reputation such that he is known as ‘The Giant of Corporate Entertainment’.
Adrian Walsh Comedy Style
Humorists and all communicators must not only know where their audience is coming from; but even more important where they are headed next.
Adrian’s humour is the ultimate test of being in tune with his audience and the times. Adrian shows that each generation brings its own beliefs, attitude and social conditioning into play; when they react to jokes and speeches. Thus proving that he knows the emotional and psychological territory of his audience.
Adrian Walsh is an example of the value in comedy as a tool; to communicate, cope and be more creative. He has homes in Somerset and Florida, with a wife and two children in one of them; and he is grateful to have survived as a pro comedian. Among comics and audiences he is the undisputed master of his trade.
Business Clients Include
- Aer Rianta
- ARTAC Worldchoice
- Beverage Managers Association
- Bloomsbury Publishing
- British Aerospace
- British Gas
- J. Walter Thompson
- Lloyds Bank
- Morgan Lovell
- Pipeline Industries Guild
- Quantum Publishing
- Rank Xerox
- Sanyo UK
- Scottish Power
- Society of Practitioners Insolvency
- Suzuki Motors Dealers
…and many others.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
Some reviews ofAdrian Walsh
LUNN POLY LIMITED – Alan Righton, Operations Administration Manager
Over the years, we have witnessed the performance of many after dinner their performance. Having said that, none of them have ever received a standing ovation – which you did following your performance. Our senior Managers are from every division in our Company, whether it be sales or accounting, systems or personnel and, as you found, we have a 50:50 split of male and female staff. Nevertheless, your comedy, without sexist, racist or religious overtones, kept us all entertained for well over an hour. We can certainly recommend you to others who require a talented entertainer.
HISTORIC SPORTS CAR CLUB – Hal Danby
Our annual Dinner Dance last week was a great success – in large part because of you. We asked you to be Master of Ceremonies and were not disappointed. You managed, not only to provide one of the best stand-up routines I have ever heard, but also managed to get us through the prize giving (with all its usual chaos) and the raffle with the same wonderful sense of humour which characterised the whole evening. You have set a new standard for our annual event and will be a very hard act to follow.
BRITISH AIRWAYS WORLD CARGO – Sheila Evans, Terminal Manager
I felt I had to write to thank you for making our Dinner Dance such a huge success. People will be talking about you for months to come. Your quick wit and professionalism delighted us all. It was such a pleasure to be able to relax and enjoy the show without any “blue” material to spoil anyone’s evening.