Presentation on theme: "DANNY MCMASTER’S W A N T E D “COMEDY IDOLS” Could you be your company’s “Comedy Idol”? Could your staff or clients have hidden comedy talents that no."— Presentation transcript:
W A N T E D “COMEDY IDOLS” Could you be your company’s “Comedy Idol”? Could your staff or clients have hidden comedy talents that no one knows about? If they do…we guarantee to find them. We have the ability to make anyone a comedy star for a night! Imagine performing on stage with one of the world’s great comedians and being funny. How? Simple…we supply you with the jokes…it’s that easy! No experience necessary! Interested? Apply within.
DANNY MCMASTER’S What is “Comedy Idol”? Ordinary people performing professionally written comedy routines. There are no auditions. On the night, ten (10) people are selected from the audience through a ticket draw. They perform comedy routines (sample attached) with Danny McMaster, one of the world ’ s great comedians, as a ‘ double act ’. After each contestant performs, the specially selected “Comedy Idol” panel will make comments and the audience will ultimately decide the winners, providing tension and excitement to the outcome. “Australian Idol-meets-the-Great Aussie Joke”, however with “Comedy Idol” you don’t have to be a professional comedian to be funny…we guarantee it! Imagine being Ozzy Osbourne answering the “Mental Health Hotline”: “If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want. Stay on the line so we can trace your call” or Dr Phil dispensing psychological advice from men to women: “Learn to work the toilet seat. You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down” or a feminist railing against modern society: “I gave up jogging for my health when my thighs kept rubbing together and setting my pantyhose on fire”. “Comedy Idol” has been performed at the Icehouse in Pasadena, California and the Riveria Hotel in Las Vegas to rave reviews and is in high demand for major corporate events in the United States….now it’s Australia’s turn to catch this new comedy sensation! DANNY MCMASTER’S “COMEDY IDOL” The brand new show where anyone can be a comedy star! Hilarious fun and sure to make your next corporate function truly different and an occasion to remember.
DANNY MCMASTER’S 1.The client is to supply the names of audience members who wish to participate in the show and these names are to be separated and placed into a large bowl or raffle barrel. 2. Once the guests are seated inside the function venue Danny McMaster will explain the show concept and then select the ten (10) contestants and three (3) people, who are to play our “Comedy Idol” panel, from the large bowl or raffle barrel. (10 minutes). 3. These ten (10) contestants and three (3) panellists are brought up on stage as they are selected. We then take them back stage (to the Green Room) where they are handed their comedy routines (sample attached). Danny then interacts with the contestants explaining their routines, characters, props and lines. The panellists will be briefed as to what is expected of them and what part they play in the show. The panellists each play a character, e.g. a redneck from Tasmania, a professional boxer or even the Crocodile Hunter. (20 minutes). 4. Contestants return to their seats to enjoy their main course. They then return to the Green Room to prepare for the show. 5. Show commences after clearing of the main course. Danny introduces the panel and they take their assigned seats. 6. Each contestant is called to the stage and performs their comedy routine with Danny. All routines have their own theme music, e.g. ‘The Mental Health Hotline’ has ‘Paranoid’ by Black Sabbath and ‘Interview with the World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion’ has the theme from ‘Rocky’. 7. At the end of each contestant’s performance the panel are asked for their comments. (50 minutes). 8. After the final performance and panel’s comments, all contestants are called back to the stage to refresh everyone’s memory, as the audience will now be called upon to vote for the winner. They do this by marking the special voting coupons, located at their tables. 9. As the votes are being collected and tallied there is a 10 minute break, during which time dessert can be served. 10. After the break winners are announced and prizes are awarded. (5 minutes). 11. END OF COMEDY IDOL EVENING. “An Evening With Comedy Idol”
DANNY MCMASTER’S “How long do the contestants get to study their comedy routines? It takes up to 20 minutes for Danny to interact with the contestants. They then study them while they consume their main course and up to the commencement of the show. Some get more time than others depending on the order of performance. “What are the prizes?” Some clients may prefer to give the contestants their own particular prizes, e.g. company products. We would integrate this at the announcement of the winner or winners. We will be giving each participant a “Comedy Idol” pack containing: cap, t-shirt, etc. The overall winner is awarded a certificate (see attached sample). “What is the overall timing of the show?” The selection of contestants takes 10 minutes. The 10 performances take approximately 50 minutes. The voting process takes 10 minutes. The awarding of prizes takes 10 minutes. Overall timing approximately: 1 hour and 20 minutes. “Will someone be in contact with me prior to the evening?” Yes. We will give you a full briefing and answer any further questions you may have. “Will the comedy routines be clean?” All comedy routines ‘do not’ contain obscene language. We cannot be held responsible for a contestant who does not follow the scripted lines and decides to use their own lines. If this happens Danny will pull them back to the script. “Has this happened in past shows?” It has been our experience that the contestants will read the lines that are given to them, however if they accidentally stuff a line up they may utilise an expletive out of pure embarrassment, however this is rare. “Is this like a ‘Red Faces’ Show?” No. There are no auditions. People do not have to provide their own comedy material or favourite party trick. We supply them with professionally written comedy routines (sample attached) that they perform as a double act with Danny right beside them. “Why does ‘Comedy Idol’ work? It has been our experience that having strong written material allows the contestant to rise to the occasion therefore casting away their inhibitions and allowing for a confident comic performance. This in turn surprises the audience and they respond positively. “How does an amateur become a professional in 20 minutes? I will refer you back to the previous questions answer, and reiterate the audience understands that you are not a pro and at times that makes it funnier. We want to assure you that this show is a lot of fun and if approached in this spirit everyone will have a great time. The intention is not to humiliate anyone and this is the reason why Danny is there performing with them. “How would ‘Comedy Idol’ benefit my company? With ‘Comedy Idol’ it allows your staff and/or clients to interact with one another on a humorous level which in turn acts as a confidence and morale boosting exercise. “What is the purpose of the panel?” They play characters that add spice to the show commenting on each act. They are provided with funny lines that they can refer to when required. “When do you select the contestants?” We suggest between entrée and main course. This allows them enough time to go back stage and select their scripts, be briefed by Danny and to return to their tables to consume their main course before the show starts. “How long does the selection process take?” Between 5 and 10 minutes. “Frequently Asked Questions”
DANNY MCMASTER’S AIR TRANSPORT: Two (2) Business Class Airfares – preferred airline QANTAS. Ex-Coolangatta or Brisbane dependant on destination and schedules. STAGE: Minimum 4m Length x 4m Width X 1m Height. One (1) table to seat 3 people. Table to be placed on stage facing the audience to the side with three (3) seats for the panel. AUDIO VISUAL Two (2) headset microphones. Three (3) table microphones for panel. Sound system should be 400 watts or more and independent of any in-house systems. Danny travels with a mini-CD player. He must be able to plug-in the mini CD player for musical introductions in a separate channel. Follow-spot, (fixed) not necessarily man operated, is advised for optimum performance. ACCOMMODATION: Minimum - 4 Star Hotel. One (1) room only. Queen or King Bed. MEALS: All meals must be provided and paid for by the client. GROUND TRANSPORT: All ground transport (to and from airport at destination and to and from venue if needs arise) to be provided by client. If function is at either the Gold Coast or Brisbane then valet parking is required at all hotel venues. All of the above is negotiable dependant upon reasonable agreement “Performance Rider”
DANNY MCMASTER’S (EXAMPLE WINNER’S CERTIFICATE) This certificate is presented to CHRIS OXENFORD Who is officially the DAIRY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION’S “COMEDY IDOL” Presented by Danny McMaster:Date: ……………………………………………………..……………………………………………………. “You are hereby designated one of the funniest people on this planet and a legend in your own mind”
EXAMPLE FLYER This is an example flyer that you may like to use to gain interest in your function or to gain interest from your guests who wish to participate in the show on the night.
DANNY MCMASTER’S “Example Comedy Routine” CHARACTER: OZZY OSBOURNE – THEME MUSIC ‘PARANOID’ BY BLACK SABBATH Hello, and welcome to the mental health hotline... CONTESTANT: If you are obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly. DANNY:If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2 for you. CONTESTANT: If you have multiple personalities, press, 3,4,5, & 6. DANNY: If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want. Stay on the line so we can trace your call. CONTESTANT:If you are delusional, press 7 & your call will be transferred to the mother ship. DANNY:If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a small voice will tell you which number to press. CONTESTANT:If you are a manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press, no one will answer. DANNY:If you are dyslexic, press 969696969696969696. CONTESTANT:If you have a nervous disorder, please fidget with the pound key until a representative comes on the line. DANNY:If you have amnesia, press 8 and state your name, address, telephone number, date of birth, social security number and your mother's maiden name. CONTESTANT: If you have post-traumatic stress disorder, slowly and carefully press 000. DANNY: If you have bipolar disorder, please leave a message after the beep or before the beep. Or after the beep. Please wait for the beep. CONTESTANT: If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. DANNY: If you have low self-esteem, please hang up. CONTESTANT:All operators are too busy to talk to you.