Geoff Whiting, the founder of Mirth Control Comedy, is an accomplished and vastly experienced comedian in his own right. Making him a uniquely placed person for booking comedy for your corporate function, regular comedy night, charity fundraiser or wedding.
This year Geoff celebrates 16 years on the stand-up circuit, during which time he has established himself as a comedian and popular compere. His funny, strong, versatile act lends itself to any occasion. He has a wealth of experience in working at all the notable comedy clubs in Europe and many corporate and private events with audiences of 12 to over 1,000 people and is also experienced with auto cue.
When he’s not performing, Geoff books other comedians into comedy clubs and has had the pleasuring of seeing many new acts, such as Jimmy Carr and Sarah Millican, build their careers over the years.
Geoff has supported Michael McIntyre, Harry Hill, Dara O Briain, Omid Djalili, Lee Mack, Ross Noble, Rhod Gilbert, Milton Jones, Micky Flanagan, Noel Fielding and Lee Hurst.
He has made regular appearances on TV and radio, as well as being an excellent TV warm up having cut his teeth on a series of the BBC’s Shooting Stars. After overcoming a fear of flying Geoff is now performing at comedy clubs and corporate events across Europe: from Budapest to Guernsey.
Geoff is one of only a handful of comics worldwide to have performed stand up comedy in a pod on the London Eye (for BBC: The One Show) and was the first English speaking comic to ever perform at Club 99 in Bucharest, Romania.
To book or enquire further about Geoff Whiting please email email@example.com
- “Another fantastic CrazyBird Comedy Night in Ross on Wye last night. Natutrally it was all held together by the enigmatic Geoff Whiting.” Nick Bird
- “Geoff is one performer who seems to just get better every time I see him and his merciless ribbing of various audience members had the room crying with laughter” Guernsey Press
- “People think, ‘Oh, you’re a success now.’ No. I was a success when I was 27 years old, because a guy called Geoff Whiting gave me £80 to drive to Plymouth to do a gig for 20 minutes. I was paid to think funny thoughts. It never gets any better than that.” Jimmy Carr, Daily Mail 2011
- “Dry humour and crisp style, seriously entertaining” The Stage
- “Geoff Whiting takes the stage with consummate ease and works the audience like a miner at the coal face, digging out nuggets of information to fuel his comedy.” Independent on Sunday
- “Geoff took to the stage and immediately had all of our guests roaring with laughter” Chris Scott
- “…wonderfully confident, highly entertaining…” Scene Magazine Bristol
- “Geoff is a superb entertainer. I highly recommend him for any corporate events – you will not be disappointed!!” Graham Hey Press & PR manager, Costcutter Supermarkets Group
- ”skilful stand-up” Time Out Magazine
- ”…a master of the ‘That’s so True’ type of humour.” Evening Standard
- ”He ad-libbed brilliantly and hooked the audience.” Coventry Echo
WEDDING COMIC SPECIALIST
Geoff Whiting is arguably the most experienced wedding specialist comic on the circuit and has performed at more weddings than any other UK comedian. Whatever the brief, location, wedding style, Geoff sensitively delivers appropriate, perfectly pitched hilarious humour suitable for all guests and has been described as ‘the true icing on the cake’.
His bespoke wedding sets are drawn from his own diverse life as a professional international comedian and as a leading compere and MC his audience ‘riffing’ (impromptu interaction) is known to be as side splittingly funny as his prepared routine. He’s a safe pair of hands for any wedding, takes his responsibility to get it right on the day (or evening) extremely seriously then when he gets on stage is far from serious about the business of being funny.
A trusted pro, funny without doing anything at all, newly weds couldn’t wish for a more likeable and entertaining comic than Geoff.
‘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.’
Thanks for performing at our wedding.
For the adults at least (and possibly a couple of stray children) your performance was very funny and memorable. The material that you chose hit the right notes throughout and the banter with the guests was also just right. The timings for the day went a little astray due to the fact that it was quite an informal and relaxed occasion, so thanks for your flexibility and sorry we didn’t get to give you the introduction as we planned (we were too busy outside rounding people up!).
It was great – we enjoyed it thoroughly and have had only good reports from our guests (even those you picked on).
All the best
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 so accommodating 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!
We looked is several places for a high calibre comedian for our wedding before finding Geoff Whiting.
In our research we watched Geoff deliver his act in a pub. Geoff was well aware that not all his pub material would be suitable for a wedding, and modified his delivery on the day accordingly.
He was also keen for our input so that he knew his target audience, and our taboo subjects which he respected.
On the night Geoff’s delivery was spot-on, and kept a room-full enthralled, easily dealing with hecklers.
I would not hesitate to recommend Geoff to anyone looking for a comedian at a wedding.
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.
Geoff performed for our 120 guests and was an absolute hit with the audience! From the beginning, he engaged with the audience in front of him, providing material that was fitting (and funny!) for the location, age and tastes of our guests. His comedy was astute and spot on, particularly when engaging directly with members of the audience – he read both the room and the individuals perfectly!
He had us in stitches with his satirical and witty stand up, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him; his performance pulled the night together perfectly and had our guests buzzing – they’re still commenting on it!
Sudbrook Lincolnshire – private party