Funny Biz Conference • June 8, 9
In the land of infinite distraction, the one who tickles the funny bone reigns supreme. As business, entertainment, and comedy become ever more intertwined, savvy startups, leading ad agencies, and Fortune 500 firms alike are turning to humor as the ultimate tool for being memorable amidst the ringtones and vibrations of modern life.
In just one (raucously entertaining) day, an elite roster of speakers will teach you essential principles of comedy, improv and storytelling, how to apply those concepts to you and your business, and generally show you how being funny can make you more successful.
Why Use Comedy Techniques?
Because that’s what the people want—Today’s generation has been socialized to receive info via humor. They want infotainment, not information. Clients don’t watch “20/20” or “Nightline” for news; they have been watching Stephen Colbert, John Oliver and Jon Stewart. They want and expect information delivered with a punch line.
Because science says so—“The brain doesn’t pay attention to boring things,” notes John Medina, a biologist and author of the best-selling book Brain Rules. “Laughter triggers a dopamine release, which aids memory and information processing. It’s like a mental post-it note that tells your brain, remember this.”
DAY 1: June 8th – Main Stage at the Chapel. 777 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110. Talks start at 9am.
DAY 2: June 9th – Workshops at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, 505 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105