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Emcee, Keynote and DJ: Event Services

DJ’s, emcees and keynotes for memorable events!

Why host another boring (insert here): workshops, conference networking events, company icebreakers, reunions, bachelor/ette parties, weddings, divorces (why not), birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, funerals (why not?), house-plant died? Don’t grieve alone – survive with Hu-more.

Laughter is what we offer – we are Humore.us after all!  We’re proud to offer the following  interactive keynote presentations and workshops for you and your guests:

KEYNOTE:  Look out! A car! Fear briefly triggers cortisol which stimulates our body to divert all resources to ensure we move out of the way of the passing car.  You survive and then cortisol levels in our body drop back down.  What if cortisol was pumping all the time?  Good? NO!!! Unhealthy! Think: long term suppression of your immune system, elevated blood pressure, decreased brain function!  Stress is killing us. Literally. Work = stress. Life = stress.  Kids = stress. Money = stress and long term stress = death! Ack!  Laughter can help! Let’s laugh more and reap the benefits! Click here for a sample: The Health Benefits of Laughter!

EMCEE: – Events are hard! Events are also an extension of your organization to those in attendance. Poorly organized events will kill the energy of your event and lose your guests FAST! A professional emcee keep the energy up and smooth over the blemishes so your guests don’t see the chaos going on behind the scenes. Take a look at our top-5-best-practices-for-killer-events. BIG HINT: 1 of the practices is to hire an emcee.  The adage: “you get what you pay for” couldn’t be more appropriate.

DJ: Don’t just choose any DJ for your special occasion.  Choose to make your event a Humore.us event.  We specialize in customization and crowd engagement!  Get your crowd roaring with laughter with our combination of exceptional playlists and interactive emcees!  Find out more HERE!

PARTIES AND GAMES:  Make your next gathering hilarious and memorable!  We’ve got games of all sorts up our sleeves, in our pockets (not like that) and will bring the fun!  We’ll customize to any group size and time format.  Get a sampling of our silliness HERE.

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A sampling of past clients who chose Humore.us!

Download these PDFs to see where we’ve been and where we’re going: 2016 Performances and 2017 Performances!

Click to find out more  our DJ service for weddings or host a fun party with a purpose!

 

41 Responses so far.

  1. Dave Wiens says:

    Anthony MC’d our bike races and with limited knowledge of mountain bike racing, he jumped right in, engaged with with people, kept a rhythm going at all times and always was on and was never forced or awkward. He’s just being himself and he’s so spontaneous and entertaining! We will use him again!

  2. Daniel Bruce says:

    Anthony was an excellent MC at the Prom fundraiser benefiting Six Points Evaluation and Training. He worked the crowd well and kept everyone involved. He also worked well with our DJ Special K to keep everything moving. Anthony was very easy to work with and we got all of our announcements read and our sponsors recognized. It was great working with him on this event. I look forward to working with him again in the future.

  3. Kelly O says:

    Recently I attended an hour and a half Improv Class by Garrison Garcia. I had no real idea what to expect, and I almost backed out because I was tired from my day at work. I’m so glad I went, because I left feeling energized and my face hurt from all the smiling! This fast paced class makes you think on your feet and out of the box. There was a good variety of fun “acting” exercises and when it was over I couldn’t believe that it had already been 90 minutes. I would definitely attend this again, and next time I’m bringing more friends!

  4. Anthony facilitates a rich learning experience for my university students each semester. Through a cleverly-designed problem-based learning experience, as well as diverse examples, he provides students insight into triple-bottom line sustainability through a food system lens. He brings us out of the classroom and to the grocery store, employing the Better World Shopping Guide app and their brains as tools. Through humor, humility, and keen insight, Anthony easily engages his audience. I highly recommend him for your next learning journey. ~ Dr. Brooke Moran

  5. Anthony’s presentation was fun and informative. He commands the crowd even when its full of crazy kids! I would highly recommend Anthony for your event, as a matter of a fact we are planning another event with him very soon!

  6. Dave Wiens says:

    This was our 4th Winter Blast! fundraiser but the first with an emcee. Having Anthony take this on raised the bar on our event significantly and made my life way easier and less stressful and our event was better for all of this. We’ll be using him again in May at our Original Growler mountain bike races. Highly recommended!

  7. Shaun M. says:

    Great MC, would hire again! We hired Anthony for the World’s Largest Santa Ski. It is a super fun event with 1000+ people dressed up as Santa, skiing and parting. We needed a super fun MC to go with our super fun event and Anthony totally delivered! ~Shaun M.

  8. Deb Callihan says:

    Anthony Awesomeness!!

    Anthony emceed a Fondue Friday Fundraiser for the Gunnison Underdog Rescue (GUR). He managed to lighten the subject of homeless and needy animals with hilarious “cheesy” humor all while keeping GUR’s message front and center. What can I say, Anthony helped our event shine! ~Deb Callihan, Gunnison Underdog Rescue Board of Directors

  9. Perfect Winter Activity! Anthony gave great insight into Habits of a Happy Brain and everyone had fun! It was held in a cute little coffee shop which was the perfect atmosphere for a morning laugh among friends and community members! I would absolutely recommend Anthony to anyone! ~Brigid O’Leary, Gunnison Country Chamber of Commerce

  10. Eric Freson says:

    Holiday Tradition Amplified! Our community holds an annual “Night of Lights” celebration to kick off the holiday season each year. We asked Anthony to participate as the events Emcee because of his ability to induce smiles and laughter. The event was a huge success, and Anthony did an excellent job engaging the crowd and increasing participation. We would recommend Anthony for any community building event where participant engagement is a desired outcome. ~ Eric Freson, Director, Gunnison Country Chamber of Commerce

  11. Anthony has been a long-time supporter of our environmental non-profit so it was fitting that he also be our fundraiser emcee for three years in a row! Anthony is professional yet entertaining and takes time to study the event purpose & goals and delivers them to the attendees in a relateable and interactive way. Mahalo Anthony! ~Kristen Nalani Kane, Executive Director

  12. Karen Lindsay says:

    A break from the routine financial brown bag talks!
    Anthony’s talk was on stress and it was great as he brought a usually somber crowd to laughter and some tears. He was professional, entertaining and informative (you usually get one or two but he got all three). I would definitely use him again not only for my corporate clients but as an emcee….(he can be funny but don’t tell him). In fact when he comes to town, I may use him annually with my clients. ~Karen Lindsay, Benefits Interational

  13. Chelsea Rotsy says:

    Anthony was perfect for our Rotary group! Totally comfortable working the room and telling funny jokes! We had lots of compliments on the program afterward.

  14. John Messner says:

    I had Anthony organize and emcee two fundraising events during my campaign for County Commissioner. His organization and attention to detail were incredible not to mention his ability to connect with the crowd and create an atmosphere that was filled with laughter. He was able to blend humor with important information that I was trying to share to the audience and folks walked away from each event informed and happy, can’t expect more than that! I can’t recommend Anthony enough. ~John Messner

  15. John Duggan says:

    Top Notch Emcee and Professional – You just don’t get any better than Anthony. He is truly the master of ceremonies. We had him Emcee our wedding in Estes Park, CO. Not only did he entertain the crowd, he added such a personal touch and got to know a lot of the people involved. He found out cool pieces of everyone’s story and related them all together for a spectacular evening. First Class!
    ~John and Laura Duggan

  16. Joe Geddeon says:

    As president of the Rotary Club of Waikiki, I’ve had the opportunity to use Anthony’s services on a number of occasions. The most notable was when he emcee’d our International FoodFest in 2015. Anthony provided exceptional skills in keeping the international audience of 300+ Highly entertained, while keeping the event transitioning smoothly.

    Most recently, Anthony was a speaker at our club and shared with us the brain functions that generate different emotional response. There were lots of laughs as he gave examples of the how people reacte to different situations, as well as an in depth discussion on the more serious effects that our emotions have on us. By far one of the best speakers of the year. We look forward to booking him again soon. ~Joseph Geddeon, JPG Hawaii

  17. Laura Silva says:

    Anthony Poponi helped my event run as smooth as possible! I was extremely impressed with Anthony and his ability to keep the event running smooth and on time. He kept the crowd happy in between musical acts with funny personable humor that really hit home. His services were irreplaceable and I was so happy to have him involved with this amazing festival for our radio station. I’m sure to have him MC the event in the future. ~ Laura Silva, KBUT Events Manager

  18. Amy Halll says:

    Anthony emceed our wedding and spent the entire night on his feet making sure everything ran smoothly and he did it all with a smile on his face. Not only did he keep the event organized and on time (keeping this bride completely stress-free), but he also had our guests laughing all night. I would highly recommend Anthony for any event. ~ Amy Hall

  19. Hilarious, high energy emcee!

    Anthony helped us out on super short notice at a Farmers Market Community Dinner event. He provided just the right amount of funny and jokes to keep all the necessary information and thank-you’s from getting boring. Great guy, great emcee! ~ Catherine Vader, Board President, Gunnison Farmer’s Market

  20. Anthony hosted and emceed our annual summer concert. With record attendance (over 700 people), he did a great job of entertaining the crowd, highlighting our organization and the work we do, and keeping the energy level up during the two hours leading up to the main act. ~Lauren Holbrook, CFGV Event Coordinator

  21. Emerson Keahi says:

    We recently hired Anthony to emcee our grand daughters high school graduation celebration party. He did an amazing job, was funny and most pleasant to work with. He also went around to meet and talk to family members and guests which everyone found him to be very friendly. Thank you Anthony for a great memorable evening. ~Emerson Keahi, Island Catering

  22. Anthony did a great job keeping the event organized and fun for our clients; we were so pleased by the response from our clients. They really enjoyed his show. ~Marissa Bidgood, Oahu Print Company (grand opening)

  23. Koa Asam says:

    Anthony has a warm and friendly personality. He creates a relaxed atmosphere in which you are able to feel lighthearted and comfortable. The information he presents is interesting with lots of aha and oh yah that makes sense moments.

    If you want some laugh therapy in your life I Highly Recommend Anthony for your next gathering :)))))

  24. John Holman says:

    Anthony did an incredible job as emcee for our wedding reception. Prior to our wedding, Anthony was very professional to deal with and easy to communicate with. We met with him to go over the timeline of events for our reception, and he asked some good questions to ensure we and our guests had fun, were amused, and informed on any key details. The day of our wedding, Anthony’s positive energy kicked off our reception in the best possible way. Our guests felt his high energy and were cracking up at his jokes. Throughout the night he was hilarious, both with interludes between speeches and witty impromptu jokes. My new wife and I were laughing along with our guests all night. Later, one of our guests (my boss in fact) commented, “That guy (Anthony) was bordering on comedic genius!” I even noticed our wedding coordinate laughing at his jokes. Anthony ensured that everything planned went smoothly and he even worked with our DJ to queue up several key song requests. We had an amazing time at our wedding and so did our guests, largely in part to the awesome job Anthony did as our emcee. Highly recommended!

  25. Steve McDonald says:

    I asked Anthony to speak at our Rotary Club. He was FANTASTIC! Our club was engaged and really enjoyed the humor. Unfortunately our projector blew a bulb but it didn’t stop Anthony at all. Anthony had members conversing with him long after the meeting. I even had a member take the time to email me later saying what a great program he was. He will be welcome back to speak anytime!

  26. As owner of an event planning company finding a good emcee is very important to us and we are so glad we found Anthony. He has now down several events for us and our clients have always been very impressed with his services. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, helpful, and fun! He takes time to really get to know the details of the event, he prepares his talking points well in advance, and he knows how to work the crowd. ~ Amanda Corby Noguchi, Owner & Creative Director, Under My Umbrella Inc.

  27. Anthony was the emcee for our community center’s “Trunk or Treat” event for Halloween. He was fun, energetic, flexible and even showed up in costume! He was able to adapt very easily to the changes in the agenda and even had some great ideas for games that we could play. He engaged the crowd, made people laugh, and really made it an exciting event for all of the participants and volunteers. Everyone had a great time because of his energy, effort and professionalism. Mahalo, Anthony!! Kaipo Kukahiko, KEY Project

  28. Anthony is great at engaging the audience and capturing their attention! Our event attendees loved him!

  29. Kahi Pacarro says:

    Anthony was a great host for our fundraiser at the Republik. His ability to keep the evening on time while promoting the opportunities for our organization to raise money was commendable. We exceeded our fundraising goals and Anthony was definitely one of the reasons we were so successful.

  30. Garrison Garcia says:

    BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!! (And best emcee for the job!) Anthony demonstrated professionalism, attention to detail, and hilarity throughout our entire event. We had a vintage circus themed wedding, which was pretty casual and light-hearted, and he was perfect for the job. His witty banter kept our guests entertained throughout the ceremony and reception. Thoughtfully, Anthony kept his humor kid friendly, as we had several friends and family members with youngsters. We couldn’t have imagined a better experience – I highly recommend Anthony as an officiant, an emcee, and a host.

  31. Ciera Freson says:

    Anthony is both a great MC and wedding officiant for any bride and groom looking for a fun and upbeat day. As a wedding planner, Anthony allowed me to focus on the larger picture while he focused on the event flow and entertaining the crowd. I had the pleasure of working with Anthony during a circus themed wedding where he embraced the atmosphere and role. It would be my pleasure to work with Anthony again.

  32. Karen S. says:

    A board member recommended Anthony from his prior work and she was right: Anthony was the perfect emcee for our Sales and Marketing Executives of Honolulu cocktail event. He had an impeccable balance of high-level attention-to-detail combined with a casual laid-back attitude. He doesn’t get flustered, no matter what curveballs are sent his way. Not sure which impressed me more: his research and prep to customize for our event, complete follow-through, early arrival or professional hosting skills with the guests. They all served to make it easy to recommend him for future corporate events.

  33. Tim Motts says:

    Anthony does a fantastic job engaging the audience on many different levels. He is the perfect type of host for multi-generational events as the whole crowd really enjoys his wit and lighthearted banter. I couldn’t recommend him more for your special day!

  34. Toni M. says:

    In the last four years that I have chaired the annual gala for my son’s school (which hosts approximately 250 people) and raises a substantial amount of money. We have always had the same entertainment, same layout, and same program. Bringing Anthony in was like breath of fresh air. He was entertaining, funny, prepared, and well equipped to engage our audience throughout the entire four-hour gala. This was an unfamiliar crowd, but Anthony rose to the occasion and everyone was left in laughter. As a last minute request, we also asked Anthony to be our auctioneer. He was very adaptable, a quick thinker, and attentive. I would highly recommend him for your next event.

  35. I would like to take a moment to recognize our wonderful wedding MC. I have employed a few MC’s in my time but Anthony Poponi takes the cake.

    We hired Anthony to be a standard MC for our wedding and from that first day we knew we had made the right decision. He went right to work. Anthony emailed us to learn about the families, guests, cultures, dynamics and many other aspects of the attendees. He wanted to get “a feel for the crowd”. This was amazing since we had two completely different types. To me, this is pretty amazing for an MC.

    When the amazing day came I was surprised to see Anthony there at the event hours early to get a feel for the place and offer a helping hand. When the time came for me to get ready I knew I was going to be so busy that I couldn’t worry about what was needed. Thinking back, I can’t believe I was ever even worried about it. We were in such good hands.

    He was such a hit with the guests!
    Even though I was very busy during the wedding, there were a few parts that stood out. Two of which were amazing and convince me we had made the right decision to hire Anthony. The first was when a friend was so enamored with Anthony’s style of entertainment that he asked where I found him and if he could fly Anthony to the east coast for his own upcoming wedding. The second was during the dinner when Anthony kept the crowd laughing and entertained between ceremonial to-do’s. This was not an easy task. There were two very different age groups as well as two significantly different cultures. He has an amazing ability of reaching every demographic and get the crowd involved.

    Anthony is very professional and such a fun person to have in front of a crowd. He is truly the life of the party. He is a wonderful public speaker and very charismatic.

    I would like to summarize by recommending Anthony not only for a wedding MC but any position that would put him in front of a crowd.

    Mahalo again for your time Mr. Poponi.

    Sincerely,
    Jamie Sheppard

  36. Having Anthony as our MC at our event allowed staff to mingle with guest and not worry about the details. More importantly it made for a funny night, kept the program moving along and provided a great perspective on our organization. Anthony took the task very serious and was well prepared, if things didn’t flow as scheduled, we didn’t know because did such bang-up job.

  37. Jeffrey S. says:

    Anthony served as the emcee for a trivia contest for the Colorado Water Workshop, which I direct. A trivia contest can be fun in and of itself, but it was a hoot with Anthony at the helm. He is a master at off-the-cuff humor. Did I mention that the contest was at everyone’s favorite local brewery? A great time was had by all!

  38. acpoponi says:

    I never really liked Soozie* (*name changed to protect the innocent) until she used Hu-more activity for our company party, now I really think I can tolerate her and maybe even respect her one day.  Thanks Hu-more!”  ~Ann Nonymous

  39. Christy H. says:

    I have had the privilege (punishment?) of seeing Anthony Poponi hosting at several events in recent years. His dry sense of humor and comedic timing have literally made me crack up laughing. He has a quick wit and weaves in topical humor and self-deprecation with the event he is MC’ing. I thoroughly enjoy seeing him and feel like I’m almost at a live comedy show! He is a genuinely nice guy, and will be an asset to any event you have him at. ~Christina L. Haupert, Assistant Vice President, Senior Business Relationship Manager, West Coast Business Banking | Orange County Division, Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

  40. Tina B says:

    I was also fortunate to work with Anthony when we organized the annual Donor Appreciation party for the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley. The summer event was so successful it is quickly becoming the shining star of things to do in the valley. ~Tina Brudzinski

  41. Tammy Scott says:

    I have used Anthony Poponi to emcee everything from roasts of prominent community members to our annual chamber banquet and fundraiser. There are not very many emcees that will meet all of your requests to make the event a memorable experience the way Anthony does. At a “CSI” themed event he made several outfit changes going from opening the event in drag, standing in front of 300 people in a pink fur trimmed skirt and matching wig….to a head to toe “Inspector Clouseau” look! It kept the audience in stitches and wondering what he was going to do next! ~Tammy Scott, Executive Director, Gunnison Country Chamber of Commerce

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