About us

Over 300 Comedians and Speakers

After Dinner Speakers & Comedians are one the industries longest serving providers of comedians and celebrity speakers across the UK. We specialise in after dinner speakers, stand up comedians, corporate awards hosts and celebrity speakers.
We also work with some of the UK’s best Surprise Waiter Acts, Close Up Magicians and Vocalists

We don’t work from a London postcode – we’re nestled in the glorious Yorkshire Pennines. We are a family business of 2 generations, built on integrity and with a team of knowledgeable, efficient and personable agents on hand.

We live by the well known Yorkshire mantra of honest plain speaking and value for money, going above and beyond to ensure you get the best deal possible. We don’t do gimmicks or incentives – just good old fashioned advice and at the heart of our philosophy is a determined effort to make your event as successful as possible.

We work directly with most entertainers, or through their respective assistants, and complete in excess of 2000 bookings per year. Our experienced team have upto 25 years expertise each in this market and we continue to expand our workforce to accommodate growth.

Comedy can be a minefield to navigate through. Matching the right person to your event can be a challenge for the novice, and comedians can not simply be switched on and off – each event is different and seeing a comedian go down well in a comedy club will not necessarily translate to the same response at a corporate golf day or top table dinner. Advice is essential in this field. Our Management Team cherry pick the best speakers in their field, and provide only those we are confident will deliver the results you expect.

Our service is available 24/7 – always contactable for emergencies and quick to respond to all enquiries, regardless of the request.

We are a fellow of the Entertainment Agents Association and both our management team have served the Association in voluntary roles.

The website offers a huge resource featuring many of our clients, but where your enquiry is bespoke, don’t hesitate to ask for our thoughts. We have in the past connected with Mikhail Gorbachev office, set up an evening with Sir Tim Rice and special guests in Monte Carlo, and sent celebrities across the to Hong Kong, Canada, Singapore and USA.