Eventia’s evening of improv proves a comic relief

Eventia again teamed up with Business Events Canada and Tourism Toronto to stage the latest in its series of Winter Networking events on 7 March and raised over £200 for Comic Relief.

Following last year’s event to celebrate 100 years of the Calgary Stampede, Eventia this time joined forces to stage an evening of improvisation and comedy courtesy of host, Neil Mullarkey.

The event attracted over 120 events professionals, who each bought a Comic Relief red nose at Sway bar in Covent Garden.

During the evening, Mullarkey ran an improvisation workshop in the style of the TV show Who’s Line is it Anyway, helping delegates to make the connection between thinking on their feet, making improvised decisions and their day-to-day business.

Activities included members of the audience telling a story one word at a time before moving onto improvised conversations that had to begin with the words ‘Yes and’.

The evening ended with the usual chance for members and guests to network, having had their confidence boosted and their funny bone tickled.

Tracy Johnson, Eventia Marketing Services Director, said: “Canada is renowned for its comedy festivals and with Neil’s experience on TV shows such as Have I Got News for You, QI and Who’s Line is it Anyway, it was always going to be an exceptional mix of laughs and delegate participation. It didn’t disappoint and Eventia would like to thank all those that contributed in such good spirits and raised money for Comic Relief in the process.”

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