An Emcee friend posted a question on our Facebook page, asking where she could find tips to find materials for emcee scripts.
While there are a lot of very useful coaching materials for speakers online, it takes a little effort to come up with ideas to spice up your Emcee script and be the master entertainer you are.
Here are some of our tips to spice up your emcee script. And be sure to keep a notebook handy when inspiration strikes.
Believe it or not, but daily life is one of the best places to pick up ideas for a speech. The skills you require for this are keen powers of observation and the ability to put a funny or profound spin on events, depending on who your audience is.
Many great comedians and emcees use daily life events with their family and friends and turn it into their funniest material. Not only can your audience relate to how you went to sleep pissed off at your wife and your Chihuahua did the actual job for you (thanks Jeff Dunham), but the source of your material is all free.
Of course, if you plan to make your family the butt of your jokes just make sure you check with them first.
Reading the newspapers, tabloids or watching television can give you some great ideas for scripts. Comedians like Jay Leno use them as fodder for an entire section on their show. And throwing in a snippet of news with a funny spin helps keep your script fresh and newsy.
YouTube is a source of great entertainment, amusement and fun for millions of people. You can use it to check out the trending videos there to see what people are watching, watch videos of emcees and comedians in action online, or just browse through the vast variety of material to find amazing ideas to help you connect with your audience.
Funny Quote Sites
The internet is a vast and rich source of sites offering quotes, jokes and all sorts of materials for free. Just type “funny quotes” or “funny jokes” into Google and you’ll get a wealth of information in for all occasions and audiences. Here are some of our favourite sources for funnies you can use in your emcee script.
Remember those unsolicited email forwards that your friends keep spamming you with? Some of them are funny and some are just plain irritating, but all of them are a good way to keep your finger on the pulse of what people are thinking about.
The next time you get a funny email from your friends, don’t delete it. Copy and paste the funny part into a document on your desktop and use that as a swipe file the next time you need ideas for your script.