Geoff organised a great selection of comedians to perform at our charity comedy night. He was extremely professional leading up to and during the performance and created a great buzz with the audience.
His ability to remember people’s names and pitch his comedy at the right level meant the audience was immediately at ease and Geoff became a very likeable character.
I would definitely recommend Geoff for any audience, he really does cater for the needs of everyone and flawlessly creates the right tone. Thank you
Steph Cox – Dorothy House Hospice Care,Charity Event
We recently hosted an extravagant corporate party at the Oxford Belfry Hotel, for over 130 valued guests and customers. As well as singers, dancers and professional cocktail makers, we employed the services of Geoff Whiting – primarily as a stand up comedian but also as compere and host for the evening.
We were most impressed with Geoff’s performance and professionalism and would gladly recommend him for this type of work. The audience on the night were pretty tough, but despite this he was a storming success and worked the crowd with confidence.
With only a few minutes briefing, Geoff handled his compere duties with ease, ensuring a seamless link between the many audio/visual and award presentations.
We would happily employ him again for corporate events, as he is not only professional but also very funny!
The Marketing Team, Unique Distribution
Geoff got things just right as both our compere for our awards evening and as a comedian with his own slot in the evenings entertainment. Given it was a corporate event he read the audience really well and was able to tread a line that kept HR happy yet didn’t in any way dilute the humour. He had the audience laughing out loud and got an excellent response during and at the end of his set.
Whether it was male or female staff there was unanimous feedback on how much they had enjoyed his humour. We would happily recommend Geoff to any other audience, corporate or otherwise and we would definitely engage him again.
John McCowan, Skandia
Over the many years I have known Geoff, he has proven to be a consummate professional and one of the most versatile, contemporary, witty and hilariously entertaining comedians and comperes I have booked. A must see act!
Professor David J. Edwards, Founder of OPERC,
The comedian/host Geoff Whiting was phenomenal. We gave him free reign to run a complicated show and it looked like he had been practising for weeks, when in reality we just sent him an email 2 days before and he spoke to me for 10 minutes.
He was very professional and allowed the show to progress at times at his expense!! He was very funny and people came up to me and said they thought he was excellent although we had so many other acts….he really stood out!! Thank you so much.
Vishal Nehru, Aon Consulting
Geoff Whiting performed at our 2008 Christmas party and was, without doubt, the funniest comedian I have seen in a long time. He fully embraced a room full of scientists and though he had not been primed, seemed to instinctively know the topics that would lead to uncontrollable laughter. Geoff’s act was planned as a surprise and this he approached with great professionalism, tactfully waiting until the most appropriate moment to enter. His superb wit and original style of performing is ideal after dinner entertainment. I would certainly recommend Geoff for any corporate events and, in fact, we hope to work with Geoff again in the future.
Cora Griffin, Ph.D., Arrow Therapeutics
I just wanted to say thank you for Saturday and to pass on the greetings and appreciation of the Cartoonists’ Club Committee and the numerous members who came up to me on the night and have posted on our web forum. To say you went down well was an understatement. You hit exactly the right note. I hope we have a chance to use you again in the future.
Ian, Cartoonist Club
Just a quick letter of thanks for your cracking performing at my friends Wedding the other week.
Everybody really enjoyed it and it was great the way you tailored the material to make it relevant to all the people attending and things that happened during the day.
I have to admit I was a bit nervous about hiring a Comedian for a Wedding but you so quickly put everyone at their ease and it really brought people together making a real difference to the day.
The Bride and Groom couldn’t thank me enough for making their day extra special.
This is just a quick note to say how pleased we were with your set in Nottingham. It was a bit of a gamble for us to go for a comedian as we have not done this at our conferences for many years.
It was a really entertaining set, pitched at exactly the right level and you had the audience on your side within seconds. I was pleased with the way you worked the ‘Driver Hire’ references into your material without going over the top or spoiling the flow of your original material. I guess this comes down to a combination of natural talent and your professionalism in preparing thoroughly for the event.
I’ve had lots of really positive feedback from the conference delegates about the evening and you definitely made a major contribution to its success.
Thanks again – it was great fun!
Richard Owen-Hughes – Group Marketing Director, Driver Hire Conference
I would like to thank you for supplying us with such a great comedian for our General Managers conference here at the Redwood Hotel & Country Club. Geoff Whiting performed superbly despite a few glitches with the audio equipment and had everyone of the audience totally gripped and entertained throughout his set. Geoff was given a few key points to pick out certain members of the audience and highlighted some very comical moments in their career/life. He did this with ease and without getting too close to the mark.
I would have no hesitation in recommending or using Geoff again as the feedback from our General Managers was outstanding.
Adrian Farris – Sales Manager, Redwood Hotel & Country Club
Geoff took the stage and immediately had all of our guests roaring with laughter, his performance was tailored to the audience, these being our friends and family, some very old and some very young. For the entire time everyone’s attention was drawn to his act. People are still talking about the wedding today and many are still commenting on his performance as did such a great job. My recommendation to anyone would be take the plunge as we did; book Geoff Whiting and he will deliver what is required with aplomb.
Chris Scott, Wedding in Jersey
Geoff Whiting performed at our internal summer party in June 2008 – a small handful of the Executive Management Team. It was a fantastic performance leaving the audience eager for more. Due to the size of the group, the performance had to be bespoke to the team and the preparation Geoff undertook was incorporated into the performance making the whole event more personal and warming. His interpersonal skills and reactions (or judgement) to the audience was invaluable – making the performance a superb experience. I would certainly recommend Geoff Whiting for both large and small group performances and we look forward to working with Geoff again very soon.
Lorraine Bourke, Merriweather Summer Party
I would in fact be delighted to provide you with a reference, as we thought you were fab – exactly what we were after for our wedding day. I thought your material was spot on, and the right ‘tone’ for a wedding (and you did well to deter the cheering for ‘bluer’ gags!!). We also thought that you involved the audience in a really warm, non-threatening way, rather than inducing a ‘please-don’t-pick-on-me’ feeling throughout the room. We’ve had lots and lots of comments from our guests about how funny you were, and how it was such a memorable wedding reception as a result. Martin and I couldn’t have hoped for better than that, and our video of your performance and the resulting laughter from our guests, is a definite testament to the fact that we made an excellent decision in booking you!
On another note, outside of the actual performance, Martin and I were really grateful that you were soaccommodating on the day, even though we were running late. Martin said that you were hugely reassuring to him before the speeches, and several other guests have commented that you were really friendly before you went ‘on stage’. It felt like you’d just become part of our day, which we really appreciated.
We had a bloody great wedding day – thanks for helping make it so much fun!
Michelle Bare, Wedding
At On Screen Productions we are involved with a good number of corporate events each year for large UK companies on the whole. I have utilised the services of Geoff Whiting, stand up comedian on three occasions and he has been a huge success each time.
He has been equally well received as a host and a stand up comic at these corporate events and I would not hesitate to recommend him for any event. I have found him highly professional and versatile in terms of tailoring his act to the particular audience he is working with.
If you wish to call me to discuss any aspect of his work I would be delighted to confirm this information.
Richard Cobourne, On Screen Productions Ltd
Geoff was our compere on the night and came across as warm and likeable, the kind of person that audiences trust. Using notes given to him about the senior managers, he was able to personalise his comedy and was so funny, it went down a storm with the audience of over 100 people.
It was really great to deal with someone who was professional and made things easy for me. The feedback from the partygoers was all positive and most of them said it was the best Christmas Party they have ever been to. This is directly linked to the quality of the comedy set and we would definitely use Geoff in the future and recommend him to other people too.
Julie Taphouse, SSE
I booked Geoff for a charity event I was organising at Watford Football Club. From the moment we agreed the booking I knew i’d made the right choice. He was professional from the word go, the communication was good and it was clear Geoff took the event as seriously as I did.
The actual event went really smoothly and Geoff managed to work with a difficult room layout whilst engaging and entertaining the crowd with his set. His improvision skills were fantastic by the end of his set the room was full of laughter.
I’d have no hesitation in booking Geoff again and am looking forward to seeing him perform at a comedy club soon.
Simon Boi, Boi Creative