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, honest takeon work and life. Smartphones, conferencecalls, 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.
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 many Broadway production including Gloria Estefan’s “On Your Feet,” “Jersey Boys,” Carole King’s “Beautiful,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Wicked,” “Rock of Ages,” “Legally Blonde”, “The Adams Family” “Chicago” “Hair”, “Pippin”, “In The Heights ,” “Les Miserables,” “Mamma Mia,” and “The Boy From Oz” with Hugh Jackman.
Their writing team mixes professional comedy writers with people working in the “real world” to deliver an authentic and funny take on work. The team is headed up by one of the creators of New York’s longest running comedy hit ever, “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” whose other comedy credits include numerous appearances on The Conan O’Brien Show, and voicing Peanut on the Cartoon Network’s cult hit, “Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law,” also starring Stephen Colbert and Gary Cole.
Clients include Fisher Price, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Boy Scouts of America, Brother International, Bingham, and Genentech among many others.
If an audience is checking their cell phones, they’re not getting the content no matter how useful it is. The trick is to deliver great content in a way that keeps an audience leaning in — that’s why this keynote has such great impact. Or as sales guru Jeffrey Gitomer says, “The end of laughter is followed by the height of listening.”
Audiences are looking for information that will help them perform better and do more. That’s what our session was written to deliver. It’s accessible, makes sense, and because it’s delivered with music, it sticks in their minds helping them to really make of use the content when they get back to “real life.”
Events days are PACKED with sessions and information. Sometimes you can just feel the room slowing down. But the information you’re there to share is important — really important. How do you keep people connected? This session is like flipping a switch to energize your event.
Some people are delivering death by PowerPoint and others are entertaining, but really don’t deliver any content. In the end, it’s about balance. The Water Coolers deliver a truly funny keynote — a comedy show really — that drops in nuggets of useful content while we’ve got them focused on us.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”