There are plenty of entertainment options to consider when putting together an event or party. Should you go with live music or a DJ? Should the entertainment be active or passive?

One often looked-over option is comedians. Comedians are perfect choices for a crowd that needs the ice broken or is all about getting involved.

Comedians lighten the mood, get the party going, and can even double as an emcee for an event where the audience needs some direction.

Check out these five killer comic acts to hire for your event.

Taylor Mason

If you are looking for a specialized comedian look no further than Taylor. He is a skilled entertainer in a variety of areas: comedian, musician, actor, and ventriloquist.

Taylor’s characters by way of puppet provide gut busting laughter, from Romeo the teenage boy to Pacho the Pig.

His combination of comedic mediums makes him perfect for both corporate events or casual get-togethers. He performs upwards of 300 shows a year, and has been in the business for 25 years.

Taylor has won multiple awards, worked for corporate clients like Wal-Mart, and has done shows on a Disney Cruise Ship.

Tony Baker

Tony Baker is a stand-up comedian known for his incredible voiceover skills and the many original characters he’s created and used in his acts. You may have seen an animal voiceover video of his, from a niche that rocketed his fame on social media.

Tony appeared on two seasons of “Last Comic Standing” and has been on networks like Starz, Aspire, MTV2, and FOX.

His YouTube channel showcases his skits and comedy specials as well as hilarious movie reviews and comedic web series.

Jan Mcinnis

Jan began on her career path as a marketer, but broke into the comedy scene and has been making people laugh for over 25 years.

She is also a keynote speaker and has been featured in the Huffington and Washington posts.

Jan is a clean comedian and has been lauded for her ability to write clever material. She’s done keynotes for the health, government, and finance sectors, and has spoken on the topics of flourishing in failure and finding the funny in change.

Mike Goodman

Mike knows the value of bringing people together through laughter. This bowtie-wearing Southerner aims to heal people through his art, which is a form of brilliant and clean comedy.

Mike has appeared on Lifetime, BET, Trinity Broadcasting Network, Dry Bar Comedy, and NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

He also does keynotes for events, bringing a light and motivation message to the audience.

Mike is a coach who helps others craft their storytelling and effectively convey their message to their audience.

Cory Kahaney

This female comic has quite the resume: appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Show with David Letterman, and a record-breaking 7-time performance on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

She was part of 2016’s America’s Got Talent and is a regular on The View and Fox & Friends.