A number of comedians suitable for hiring at a range of corporate events were showcased recently by London speaker bureau Performing Artistes.

o Cally Beaton has had 25 years in the media industry and is a sought-after comedian, public speaker, panellist and presenter who enjoys turning gender stereotypes on their heads. She has been described as “fiery, intelligent and totally original”.

o Daliso Chaponda is the son of a Malawian politician and has built a reputation in comedy clubs in South Africa, Canada, Singapore, and Australia as well as the UK, including in Big Value shows at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe. He is also a prolific fiction writer.

o Rhys James has already appeared on numerous TV programmes and specialises in stand-up comedy combined with unpretentious poetry, also a popular act at the Edinburgh Fringe. He has been described by Time Out as a “Sickeningly talented young stand-up”.

o Geoff Norcott is a writer, comedian and presenter with extensive experience of corporate events and an ability to work with material supplied. He has also clocked up multiple TV appearances and has been described as “fantastic” and “a much-needed morale boost”.

o Mike Osman is an experienced after dinner speaker whose comedy impressions now include a lifelike Donald Trump, complete with custom-made blonde wig, orange tan and outrageous rhetoric, and available for selfies. Also Jamie Oliver, Boris Johnson Gordon Ramsay and Nigel Farage.

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