The Water Coolers

The Water Coolers

Hilarious songs and sketch comedy about life and work performed by top Broadway singers and comedians
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Getting To Great Performance
15 years of experience, countless hours of performances, and a hilarious script filled with on-point comedy and practical tips about Getting To Great Performance: that’s what The Water Coolers bring to the keynote stage. What’s not to love?

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.

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.

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.

Why Book the Water Coolers?

  • Anything that you hear about around the water cooler can be related to in this hilarious comedy improv, sketch, and keynote troupe - the perfect entertainment for corporate minded folks!

  • They don't just entertain, but also impart real world advice and lessons gathered from the very comical situations that will leave you in stitches

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    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, co-workers, and travel are just a few of the topics this group of top NYC talent turns into hilarious sketch comedy and song. They are one of the few acts to win Event Solutions magazine’s Spotlight Awards for Entertainment of the Year multiple times.

    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.

    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.

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    "I’m back in the office and still recovering from a very busy couple of days last weekend. Our convention went very well and the show with The Water Coolers was a huge hit. Our audience loved them! They are incredibly talented singers and very nice people too. They customized a song for us using towns in Maine and credit union “jargon” in the lyrics. There were many shouts and whoops from the crowd when they heard that the song was about Maine credit unions. It could not have gone better. There were lots of laughs and loud applause. I have been thinking about The Water Coolers for a couple of years now and I’m so glad we went ahead and finally hired them."
    --Maine Credit Union League

    "Our audience truly enjoyed every moment of their presentation. They laughed and had a blast! The Water Coolers really brought it home for our group with the customized number."
    --Association of Texas Professional Educators

    "The Water Coolers do their homework and create something timely, unique and dead on accurate to your audience. Their presentation was an energetic and hilarious kick off to our conference. I am still laughing. As a bonus, they are delightful to work with."
    --CEO, Convention Industry Council

    "We used the Water Coolers as part of our annual conference during an afternoon break with our top executive guests and as part of a themed dinner party. The guests from both events raved about the comedy and thought it was a unique experience....The attention to detail was fantastic! The customer service from The Water Coolers was amazing!! Thank you so much. I will be calling you again!"
    --Senior Customer Marketing Manager, ARIBA

    "What an absolute pleasure it was to work with the Water Coolers, from beginning to end...Their performance at our general session included a Broadway-caliber cast of talented performers and was simply fantastic. It was so well-received by our attendees that I don’t know how we will be able to top them next year! Thanks to The Water Coolers team for being one of the highlights of our conference."
    --Executive Director, RFMA