Funny Business

The Water Coolers: Top NYC singers meet corporate comedy

Once called a cross between The Office and the funniest YouTube parody video you ever saw, The Water Coolers is a singing comedy act that uses top NY talent to answer the question “does this stuff happen to anyone else?”

The group writes and performs award-winning songs and sketch comedy about the challenges we all face at work, — think annoying co-workers, the panic of an accidentally sent email, never-ending meetings, and an unnatural attachment to your smartphone — whether it’s after dinner entertainment, pop-up performances throughout the day, or a big kick off, audiences relate to what’s happening on stage and each other.

Conceived and created by Tom and Sally Allen to combine their skills, The Water Coolers made their New York club debut in 2000 and followed that two years later with a smash engagement Off-Broadway, produced by one of the producers of HAIRSPRAY, SPAMALOT, and THE PRODUCERS. The Water Coolers received two Spotlight Awards for Entertainment of the Year, making them one of only 3 acts to be awarded this honor twice. In addition to a packed special events schedule, they have toured their constantly updated act at performing arts centers around the U.S. and spots as far reaching as Singapore.

The Performing Cast is made up of NYC pros with resumes including top comedy clubs like Igby’s, the Improv, the Comic Strip, and the Icehouse as well Broadway’s hippest and hottest shows, including Gloria Estefan’s “On Your Feet,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Wicked,” “Rock of Ages,” “Jersey Boys,” Carole King’s “Beautiful,” “Chicago” “Hair”, “Pippin”, “In The Heights ,” and “The Boy from Oz,” with Hugh Jackman.

The Water Coolers’ Writing Team, led by Tom Allen, mixes professional comedy writers with people working in the “real world” to deliver an authentic and funny take on work.  Current contributors include a professional sales rep in Tampa, an investment banker from Dallas and a cadre of professional writers in NYC.

To view video clips of their performances click here.

Any thoughts, opinions, or news? Please share them with me at vince@meetingsevents.com.

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