Award-Winning Coporate Sketch Comedy
Once called a cross between The Office, The Capitol Steps, and Modern Family, The Water Coolers is a singing comedy act that uses top NY talent to answer the question “does this stuff happen to anyone else?”
The Water Coolers made our New York club debut in 2000 and followed that two years later with a smash engagement Off-Broadway in 2002, produced by one of the producers of HAIRSPRAY, SPAMALOT, and THE PRODUCERS. The Water Coolers recently received our second Spotlight Award for Entertainment of the Year, making us one of only 3 acts to be awarded this honor twice. In addition to a packed special events schedule, we continue to tour our constantly updated act at performing arts centers around the U.S. and the world. We recently made our Asian debut at Singapore’s prestigous Drama Centre.
Sketch Comedy and Song
For nearly 15 years, THE WATER COOLERS have entertained audiences around the world, as far reaching as Singapore and Australia, with their high energy, uncommonly funny, authentic take on work and life. Smart phones, conference calls, kids, coworkers, and travel are just a few of the topics this group of top NYC talent turns into hilarious sketch comedy and song.
In addition to their long-standing place as a top comedy act in the events world, they’ve recently added a keynote presentation to their offerings. Using their unique mix of music and comedy combined with real-world practical tips, their laugh-out-loud keynote, “Getting to Great Performance” has been described as engaging, motivational, amazing, relevant, on point, unforgettable, and brilliant by audience members.
Hit Comedy Writers
THE WATER COOLERS writing team is a mix of professional comedy writers and people working in the “real world” and headed up by one of the creators of New York’s longest running comedy hit ever, TONY ‘N TINA’S WEDDING.
The performing cast is made up of New York professionals with resumes including top comedy clubs like Igby’s, the Improv, the Comic Strip, and the Icehouse as well as Broadway productions of such shows as “Wicked,” “Rock of Ages,” “Legally Blonde”, “The Adams Family” “Chicago” “Hair”, “Pippin”, “In The Heights ,” “Les Miserables,” “Mamma Mia,” and many more.
GETTING TO GREAT PERFORMANCE
Great performance – why does it seem so elusive? We’ll tell you why – because there are a ton of obstacles along the way and for some reason we can’t always see them for what they are. This flexible keynote is designed to help attendees spot those barriers and be prepared with an arsenal of simple, fresh tactics to overcome them. Besides all of that, it’s just plain funny. The Water Coolers’ “Getting To Great Performance” will leave your audience feeling energized, connected to each other, and equipped for the next challenge. And it will leave you looking like the smart, insightful, rock-star event planner that you are.
PURE, HILARIOUS ENTERTAINMENT
If you've talked about it around the water cooler, odds are THE WATER COOLERS have a side-splitting song about it. Your audience will love the way they musically send up topics such as annoying co-workers, office distractions, selling Girl Scout cookies at work and keeping up with technology. They can also write custom songs specifically for your audience and event. And it’s not just for corporate nine to fivers. Over the years they have developed specialty material for many different professional audiences – for example, for physicians a song about self-diagnosing patients to the tune of “I Heard It through the Grapevine” called “I Read About It Online” or “I’m a Mall Walker” to the tune of “I’m a Girl Watcher” for retail sales associates.
THE WATER COOLERS open with a roof-raising number customized to the event that tells the audience, tonight will be special. They keep the energy high with mini-tribute songs introducing the key awards, award categories, departments, or individual winners. Upbeat keyboard music plays while winners cross to the stage and they cap off the event with a rock anthem style comedy finale featuring lyrics written specially for the entire group of winners or organization. As with all their material the approach is celebratory, completely appropriate, and always funny. If you’d like, they can also weave in short sets of material from their act to infuse even more entertainment throughout the evening. It’s completely up to you.
MASTER OF CEREMONIES/EMCEE
THE WATER COOLERS will use their trade mark super funny songs to warm up, refocus, refresh, and energize your audience as they host or emcee your program. Each hosting job is unique, but here’s an example of how they can provide a motor that delivers momentum and clarity to the event. They might kick off the program with a 15-minute music and comedy performance to warm up the audience and focus them on what’s ahead. Then they musically introduce the speaker that follows them, bringing him or her onto the stage seamlessly to keep the momentum going and return to the stage as needed to transition the program from topic to topic and speaker to speaker. After a break, they may do a comic rock number called "Gotta Take a Seat Now" that brings people back from the break and refocuses them on the stage so that the next speaker gets maximum impact. To wrap up, they often do a custom big send-off rock anthem.
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THE WATER COOLERS were a hit! They received a standing ovation! Their performance was awesome and EVERYONE loved them. In fact, all the members could say was that this was the “BEST” Achievement Awards ceremony they had ever attended.
- Flexible Packaging | Communication Manager
The comments we heard after the show were “what are you going to do to top that ending”; “I felt like I was at a Broadway show”; “I haven’t laughed that hard in ages…” THE WATER COOLERS were the hit of our weeklong meeting!
- March of Dimes | Director, Meetings and Special Projects
Everyone loved it! Especially our custom song! I wanted to jump up like at a concert and clap for an encore…To sum it up, your cast was a blast! Thanks so much.
- T-Mobile | Event Planner