Hello! I remember the first time I thought “Hmm I could be a comedian” was when I was on a first date. He showed me his clip of his stand-up comedy class graduation set, and I thought I could do better! I took the class and closed out the graduation night performances. I like to say was the class valedictorian, but I came up with that on my own, and no one else has ever acknowledged that fact. There were 300-ish people all laughing and clapping at graduation at The Comedy Zone. It was magical. I took the class to do something fun, but it turned into my true passion. For nostalgia purposes let’s time travel back to that moment…
OMG IT’S MY FIRST TIME ON STAGE!
MY PASSION FOR COMEDY + ENTERTAINMENT
In the years since first performing on stage, I’ve been a feature performer in a variety of comedy festivals and shared the stage with several nationally touring headliners. I’ve utilized my 15+ years of marketing, sales and event planning to launch my own comedy and entertainment production company.
We already have so much to bear in life – I feel like it’s my mission to make others forget about the stress and bad things in their life – even if just for moments at a time. And in those precious moments, it’s all about joy and laughter.
WHERE AM I NOW?
Early 2020, with live events on hold, I shifted to virtual entertainment – hosting comedy shows over Zoom. A few months later, my first corporate comedy show was for a global software company, and I thought, “Wow! OK! I love this!”
Fast forward a few more months and I’m now producing and hosting a variety of virtual events. I partner with some of the BEST performers in virtual corporate entertainment, such as Chris Dugdale, an award-winning entertainer and magician. What started as a comedy show production company is now a boutique virtual entertainment and training resource for organizations.
At Lauren Ansley Comedy Productions, we provide quality virtual corporate entertainment and training programs designed to
- Engage employees and audiences everywhere
- Boost morale
- Make training stick
- Create memorable moments of joy and laughter
“It is truly is my passion to bring joy and laughter to people when we need it most.”
OK, SO WHY VIRTUAL CORPORATE ENTERTAINMENT + TRAINING?
In 2020, I transitioned to offering all of my events online. In December 2020, I coordinated and hosted over 25 virtual holiday parties, entertaining over 1,000 guests spanning four continents. It was DEFINITELY a crash course in fighting “Zoom fatigue” through fun, interactive and engaging entertainment.
One of the things I keep hearing from clients is that in the virtual world, their teams are disengaged and disconnected. Employee engagement is more crucial now than ever in a virtual world. Hence the launch of corporate training in 2021.
By partnering up with experienced facilitators (including myself!), all with a background in training AND entertainment, we can offer the best in employee engagement training across all levels and divisions within companies. Learn more here.
If you like to laugh you’re my type of audience. I specialize in virtual, corporate and
in-person events and training. I also curate Beerly Funny shows, where I look forward to once again bringing live stand-up comedy shows to local breweries, taprooms, and other venues.
Beyond being a kind and hilarious person to work with, I love working with Lauren Ansley because she has so much integrity and holds herself to such a high standard as a businessperson.LYBBI ROTH, TAPROOM MANAGER
Let’s chat about your next laugh!