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Today we have a guest post from Josh Womack of Laughstaff. Enjoy learning about this fun and creative local business!***
So spring time is right around the corner and once it hits 60 degrees everyone will be clamoring to be on a patio. It will soon be that time of year where Clevelanders walk a little taller and smile a little wider because of the warmer temps.
And, of course, spring time leads right into wedding season.
Almost a year ago a friend and I started Laughstaff The site features stand-up comedians from across the country who will work one-on-one with your best man, maid of honor or other wedding party affiliate to help deliver a wedding toast that is heartfelt, hilarious and memorable…for the right reasons.
We’ve all seen the nightmares on Youtube. We can help. At Laughstaff we take the information that you give us (backgrounds of the bride and groom) and help craft a speech that will make the bride and groom smile and be happy they chose you as the best man or maid of honor. Yes you, not crazy cousin Tyler with the barb-wire bicep tattoo or Candice, the lonely best friend from college who is intrinsically upset that it is you getting married and not her.
Why is this important? Wedding guests remember the speeches, for good or for bad. Local Cleveland wedding planners like Heidzillas and Kirkbrides have seen their share of bad speeches. Here’s how we can help.
We create a working script off of the information YOU give us. We add in dramatic pauses, who to look at for certain punch lines and when to roll eyes or hold a blank stare. Stand-up comedians are writers and performers. Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien all have talented writers behind the scenes making them look good. Why shouldn’t you?
Here’s a quick sample of what we do.
Tiffany I have to say you look stunning tonight, a real picture of beauty……and Chris I want to thank you for not wearing your famous go-to Dale Earnhart cut-off t-shirt (or whatever ratty shirt/flannel he is known for wearing)…..I know during the bachelor party you kept repeating in my ear that you had bigger biceps than (do air quotes when you say this) “The Situation”…..so I know it was hard for you to suit up for an event like this….when they start playing “Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy” in 90 minutes I am sure your shirt will come off anyway so thanks for keeping it classy for the ceremony and dinner…..
Lastly, next to helping the best man and maid of honor rock their speech, we are proud to be a Cleveland start-up through and through. We’re based out of Shaker Launchhouse on the east side and have proudly served clients from here and all over the world. Bob Hope, Drew Carey, Arsenio Hall, Mike Polk…..Laughstaff? Well maybe one day!