3 Live Acts to Make Your Next Even More Fun

Cover bands. Stand-up comedians. DJs.

If you’ve been to any big party, reunion, convention, or similar event, chances are you’ve gotten used to the same array of live acts. Maybe you’re craving something new and different.

Well, they say if you want something done right you should do it yourself.

Planning a major get-together of your own? Here are three cool and creative entertainment ideas that are sure to blow your guests away.


Hypnosis isn’t real, is it? Find out for yourself by bringing a hypnotist to your next event. Perfect for quieter mid-sized gatherings, a hypnotist performance is unique both for the audience and the participants, and provides a dimension of interactive involvement few other options can.

Typically, a hypnotist will gather a group of volunteers onstage or near the front of the room, put them in a trance, and then ask them to do a number of strange, surprising, and just plain silly tasks to the surprise and amazement of the onlookers.

Want to see your best friend bark like a dog or your boss try to eat her shoe like it’s a slice of cake? If so you’re pretty weird, but a hypnotist is just what you’re looking for.

Celeb lookalikes

On a budget? Maybe you don’t have the kind of dough to hire Lady Gaga, Johnny Depp, or Barack Obama to schmooze with your partygoers for an evening, but there’s no reason you can’t get the next best thing.

Having a small army of celebrity impersonators walking around doing their shtick and spouting off all their famous catchphrases is an experience no one in attendance will ever forget, especially not when they go home with selfies showing themselves sharing drinks with their favorite stars (well, kinda).

Adding a campy, tongue-in-cheek sense of fun to any gathering, a good celebrity impersonator is sometimes even better than the real thing.

Go go dancers

Planning something a bit more raucous? Trying to capture the wild, high-energy vibe of a neon-lit nightclub? Add some kinetic energy (and sex appeal) to your blowout by hiring a troupe of go go dancers to shake their stuff.

Whether perched atop tabletops or locked up in cages, dotting the periphery of your party with pretty, perky, and perfectly placed dancing girls (or guys) is a great way of adding a bit of rock ‘n’ roll decadence to the proceedings.

If you’re thinking “Where the heck am I going to find go go dancers for hire near me in this day and age?” you might be surprised. In recent years, go go has come back as a retro-chic entertainment option.