We always find delight in our comfort zones and those late night stand up comedy shows are where we uncover contentment and feel cheered. With the increasing work pressure, our need for comedy shows and stand up comedians to lighten up the burden has grown more that ever before! When you walk out of the event, you will leave feeling light hearted and in high spirits. One of the reasons for this is that laughter releases happy hormones, serotonin, which helps both our body and brain stay at ease. Thus, we somehow admire one or the other stand up comedians.
You can not actually outgrow your love for stand up comedy. What if you get the privilege of being a stand up comedian or host such an event at your office space? That will surely be one of the best events to be organised at your office. What else can be an enjoyable exercise for heart and a mood booster? But a successful comedy show will require meticulous planning. A carefully planned stand up comedy event will accompany not only health benefits for employees but also promote creativity and collaboration among them.
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Motivating your employees participate in the event is one of the ways to help them tap their funny, authentic self. Employees should let their ideas evolve and it is not necessary to follow a writing strategy. These stand up comedy events at office will open up your minds to creative and authentic ideas, which otherwise you may not have been even aware about. An open-mic stand up, which is particularly raw will also open your mind to worldly situations. Performing at a stage, among your colleagues will help employees become better at communication at work. Open mic stage will make them learn how to gather attention and ones they master it, they will know how easy is it to convey their ideas and opinions among the coworkers. Comedy is all about self expression and the power to let the audience identify with you. Therefore it is necessary not to just say but express!
On a light note, employees can choose to entertain and inform the audience of political, educational and social issues. Comedy is one of the easiest ways you can spread awareness about the alarming issues especially within the boundaries of the country. You can even choose striking aspects like those related to schools and college life! When it comes to humor, it touches every aspect of life.
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These stand up comedy events at offices are not only beneficial for interpersonal communication skills but also have health benefits as well. It could even be a part of your coworking spaces events! There could be not better ways to enhance collaboration among the coworking space members than the coworkers themselves giving other members reasons to laugh. Organising these events within your coworking spaces, will help your coworkers relive stress. According to a study, laughter relieves stress by initiating and then abruptly cooling down stress responses. It will stimulate organs as laughter enhances intake of oxygen rich air and will also relieve pain by releasing natural pain relievers.
Make a habit to organise these stand up comedy events at your office. Find a way to laugh and then watch your stress fading. But it must be remembered that some forms of humor that are at the expense of your coworkers and collaegues are never appreciated. Performers must never take dig in a way which is offending (disclaimers are always useful). There could be not better way to engage your employees and coworking members then to give them a dose of laughter. Before the show, ensure that the stage has been set well with proper lighting and sound arrangements. The audience must be distraction free and should give their 100 per cent focus on the event. Comedy events are something beyond just the laughter. Performers can opt to speak on any aspect of life, try thinking like a comedian- make your colleagues aware of the bullying threats.
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Of all the silly things human beings do, laughter is possible the hardest to explain and easiest to do. As said by Plato, “Even the Gods love jokes”, stand up comedy events are one of the fruitful ways to integrate your coworkers. A reciprocal laughter by the audience will always serve as a powerful reward for the speaker. A well organised event, with enthusiastic audience and talented yet cautious performers is what makes the event a success.