Phil Barber has actively participated in producing and managing corporate events for over 25 years. Laying the groundwork for his life's work, Barber managed and booked engagements for high school bands when he was just 14 years old. His childhood hobby became his passion at the University of Tennessee where, as a member of the university's Campus Entertainment Board, he produced major concerts on campus.
Barber & Associates is one of the nation's leading entertainment and special events management sources, with a staff of agents touting more than one hundred years of combined experience organizing the vast details associated with creating successful events. The company specializes in booking corporate comedy, motivational speakers, celebrity musical entertainment, sports celebrities, technology gurus, business and political leaders for a variety of corporate meetings, industry conferences, and private engagements worldwide. Established in 1977, Barber & Associates is located in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Barber attributes his success to his tenacious customer-oriented service and considers today's technology as a strategic weapon in staying ahead of the competition.
Barber & Associates' clientele is dominated by members of the Fortune 500 including names such as AT&T, Andersen Consulting, KMPG, Dupont, Lockheed Martin, Daimler Chrysler, Pfizer, Dow Chemical and Fed-Ex. In addition, Barber & Associates is a prime source for the nation's top technology firms including IBM, e-toll, Cybernet Systems, Trilogy Software, Cree, 3Com, Novell, Nortel Networks, WebTrends, Alltell Information Systems, and many more. International clients include The Bidvest Group of South Africa, the Marketing Conference of Pakistan, Maduro & Curiel's Bank NV and ABTOF.
Known for his straight-talking, trend-predicting, conventional manner, Phil Barber was appointed to serve a two-year term on the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) Board of Directors.
Barber, who has successfully grown his entertainment business via the Internet, co-chaired the association's Internet Task Force, which was responsible for IEBA's Web site offerings, focus on utilizing new technology to improve the current site, and educate IEBA's members on how the Internet is changing the way buyers in the entertainment industry do business.
In 2001 Barber produced The Presidential Trust Reception & Dinner at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush. Trent Lott, Senate Majority Leader hosted the event. The Spinners were the featured entertainment.
Phil Barber: Agent
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 45 - 60 minutes
Customers rely on ComediansUSA.com because of our extensive knowledge and background of the comedians featured on our roster. Our comedians specialize in providing high quality standup acts and emcees; many of them in very specialized areas of comedy. We have the ability to cater your very specific needs. If you’re organizing an agricultural industry event, an annual party for chefs, a meeting of computer chip designers or a party for financial consultants, ComediansUSA.com can book a stand-up comedian, comedienne or emcee with real life experience in that area.
COMEDY TECHNICAL RIDER
A professional sound system to adequately cover the room and provide acceptable volume for the number of people attending the function. A CD player into the sound system is also needed.
Technician/s are also required to set-up system and should be available to assist with sound check prior to doors opening and during performance.
Note: House systems with ceiling speakers are not acceptable.
Also required is a microphone stand with round base (no tripod) and clip with a professional grade microphone. (Shure SM-58, etc.)
Artist requires a minimum 30 minute sound check at approximately 4:00pm.
Stage should have general wash of lighting.
We highly recommend one (1) follow spot with operator and a general wash of lighting consisting of two rear trees with four par 64 type lights (two blue and two magenta) will suffice.
These should be left on through the performance.
Room lights should be dimmed during Artist’s performance.
A stage 12 ft. wide and 8ft. deep is adequate. A black backdrop is highly recommended. If draperies are not possible, the stage should be placed against a plain wall whenever possible.
Artist needs to be the total center of attention, the focal point of the room.
Audience needs to have totally unobstructed view of Artist
ComediansUSA books impersonators for meet and greets based on an hourly basis. Stand up comedians average set length is 45-60 minutes.
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