2011 is a funny ol’ year if you’re a corporate entertainment seeker. If you’re looking to hire some after dinner entertainment for this year’s festive bash we’re on red alert this year.
This year there are only 2 weekends before Christmas day. That’ll teach those Gregorians for putting Santa day on a weekend, won’t it? Frankly, I blame Derren Brown for this. I think it’s another one of his clever experiments.
This means that, whilst notoriously companies leave the Christmas party entertainment to a rather last minute thing, this year the scramble is on for anyone who’s having their work Christmas event on a weekend, to avoid being left with egg on their face.
So to my clients past present and future, whether you hire me or not – stop dilly dallying around or you might not end up with your first choice of venue, musician and entertainer. There’s a real risk of having to settle for being entertained by the string-puppet corpse of Jimmy Saville.