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The Best December Holiday

Posted on December 28, 2016
By Comedian, Ben Rosenfeld Growing up, December was always my month of being a total misfit. When kids would ask, “what’d you get for Christmas?” I’d answer, “nothing.” They’d say, “Oh right sorry, I forgot. I meant, what’d you get for Hanukkah?” And I’d say, “nothing.” Then the kid would give me a puzzled look and wonder if I was on food stamps until the teacher called for recess. I was born in the Soviet

Holiday Traditions with Neon Entertainment

Posted on December 22, 2016
❄️Scott Talarico         Neon Entertainment President  One of my favorite holiday memories growing up was baking cookies with my mom.  Since I was focusing on the final product I never learned the art of baking but it was an event I looked forward to every year.  Even though the final product couldn’t come fast enough the time spent helping my mom was always one of my most vivid memories of the holidays.

Hot Mic Artist Trending Report Vol. 4

Posted on December 15, 2016
Neon Entertainment is here to provide you access to artists that are trending in the entertainment world. Each week we will provide you with five national touring artists that we can book for your next event. Offering services like event preparation and on-site consultation for your events larger events, Neon Entertainment has been one of the leading entertainment booking agencies for the past 23 years. If you need to hire a comedian or need a

Vlogging with Comedian Derrick Knopsnyder

Posted on December 14, 2016
Vlogging has become extremely popular, especially with Neon Entertainment artist, Derrick Knopsnyder. Derrick is a comedian on our roster and also hosts Game Shows! Derrick explains why he started his vlog, his main goal and shares advice to college students. What made you create your Vlog Series? A few things – I love creating content for people to view! It allows me to connect with people who have seen my show and stay in touch

5 Final’s Week Study Tips

Posted on December 12, 2016
Neon Entertainment’s study tips will help you get through your campus or university’s final’s week! Surviving final’s week is tough, but with these five final’s week tips, you”ll be sure to see the light at the end of the tunnel! 1. Take Facebook and Instagram Apps off your phone for the week – I know, I can’t believe I just said that either, BUT eliminating the easy distractions, like time line scrolling that can lead
By Chef Egg Spaghetti and Meatballs Neon Entertainment’s chef, Chef Egg teaches you how to create the ultimate meal for finals week, spaghetti and meatballs. Today we are going to make homemade spaghetti and meatballs. I am going to teach you how to cook your pasta perfectly so it soaks up flavor from the cooking water and the sauce. I am also going to show you how to make meatballs that will stay moist and

Hot Mic Artist Trending Report Vol. 3

Posted on December 7, 2016
Neon Entertainment is here to provide you access to artists that are trending in the entertainment world. Each week we will provide you with five national touring artists that we can book for your next event. Offering services like event preparation and on-site consultation for your events larger events, Neon Entertainment has been one of the leading entertainment booking agencies for the past 23 years. If you need to hire a comedian or need a

Holiday Traditions With Mikki Hommel

Posted on December 7, 2016
By Musician, Mikki Hommel Mikki Hommel and her band as Lonely Island My favorite Christmas album would have to be “Merry Christmas” by the X-Mas angel herself; Mariah Carey. I mean those songs are so great and her voice is just holier then thou. Also gotta love my boys, *NSYNC and “Merry Christmas Happy Holidays,” and of course The Lonely Island’s Christmas jingle “Dick in a Box”. My friend and fellow musician, Pete Ayres, always

Hot Mic Artist Trending Report Vol. 2

Posted on November 29, 2016
Neon Entertainment is here to provide you access to artists that are trending in the entertainment world.  Each week we will provide you with five national touring artists that we can book for your next event. Offering services like event preparation and on-site consultation for your events larger events, Neon Entertainment has been one of the leading entertainment booking agencies for the past 23 years.  If you need to hire a comedian or need a

3 Marketing Tips for Your Holiday Event

Posted on November 29, 2016
by Neon Entertainment The Holiday break is right around the corner, but all student programmers know that these last 3 weeks are jam packed with planning, office hours, attending Ugly Sweater get togethers and putting on your yearly holiday events for students – all while trying to study for finals and prepare last minute presentations. It’s the end of the semester and you have to penny pitch your programming budget, but you want to make

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Posted on November 21, 2016
by Chef Egg Pumpkin pie is filled with warm spices that bring the Fall season into full effect. I like to make a batch of pumpkin pie spice to use for all types of recipes from pies, cookies and cakes to adding a couple of dashes to my morning coffee grinds for a dose of light pumpkin flavor. Check out the recipe below and experiment with the warm spices in your spice rack. Now let’s

Hot Mic Trending Report

Posted on November 17, 2016
Looking for your next National act? Neon Entertainment is here to provide you access to artists that are trending in the entertainment world.  We offer services like event preparation and on-site consultation for your larger events.   Please contact us if you have any questions about the artist availability for your next event. HENRY ROLLINS The legendary punk rock icon of Black Flag and Rollins Band now hits the road for his 2016-2017 spoken-word tour Henry

How to Have a Successful College Comedy Show

Posted on November 15, 2016
by Ben Rosenfeld College Comedian and Author of the best selling book “Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up”Dear Student Activities Organizer Congrats! You’ve booked a comedian, you’ve picked a date, maybe you’ve even put up some flyers. But the show’s success or failure is still up in the air!After having performed for a ton of different colleges, and having lots of comedian friends who also perform at colleges, I’d like to offer some tips on

College Students Vote

Posted on November 8, 2016
by Comedian, K-von College Kids Vote TRUMP or HILLARY?! College Students Take A Poll: Who should WIN the WHITE HOUSE? (Their answer may SURPRISE YOU!) K-von asked his audience to take action in the crowd and show who they would like for president. After receiving the loudest applaud for not having a president, K-von jokes, “we can Air bnb the White House.” Click here to see the whole video Book K-von today! www.K-vonComedy.com The Hot

10 Steps To Becoming a Great Emcee

Posted on November 1, 2016
By Ben Rosenfeld Fewer and fewer comedians want to emcee anymore but emceeing skills train you to become very funny on your feet, handle hecklers and sound more conversational. All skills you’ll need before you can headline. With that in mind, here’s some MCing tips based on my personal experience and numerous conversations with other professional comedians. Come in with super high energy1. You want to get the audience’s energy as high as possible. Start
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