- Serving Chicago IL,
Angela Riccio combines her quick wit with years of experience as a stand-up comedienne to create a variety of entertainment options, customized to your specific needs.
Quality Entertainment for Corporate and Social Events
Birthdays - Weddings Retirement Parties Baby/Bridal Showers - Anniversary Parties Practical Jokes edy Roasts - Singing Telegrams
Whether you're looking for a party mingler, a murder mystery, stageedy, or a parody speech to enliven a business seminar, Angela will provide an unforgettably funny experience for you and your guests. She is skilled at adapting heredy to her clients' particular situations and scenarios. The result: riotous fun when her character arrives and dazzles your guests with her zany humor, tailored to fit your special event.
Choose from Angela's collection of characters or work with her to develop a new, fully customized personality to debut at your party. Either way, with the information you provide, her performance will include inside jokes and running gags about your guest of honor or circle of friends that will have them wondering how did she know about that?
Angel is a sweet innocent, immune to the vulgarities of life. PreMadonna is a local gal stuck in a time warp of poofy hair and bangle bracelets. Briella Bridesmaid-Zilla is your best friend you didn't ask to stand-up in the wedding and didn't even mail her an invitation, but she found a dress and showed up anyway. Peaches is soft as a marshmallow, unless someone interferes with her Bingo game. Mary Lynn Monroe may remind you of the celebrity in an odd sort of way, but she is an impersonation of a celebrity impersonator. Of course we do have the real Marilyn Monroe too! (Other characters are situation based)
First there was Angie Dickinson as Pepper in Police Woman. Then we had Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher in Murder She Wrote. Now, there is Angela Riccio as Ella Mentry (my dear Watson) in your own personal whodunit.
Angela's 7 years of experience as a partner in Murder Mystery Productions prepared her well for a solo detective act. In addition to her role as a principal performer, she was a writer and producer of these popular interactive shows.
Angela usually plays the part of an outlandish party guest and murder victim whose death scene will long be remembered. After the body has been removed, with a quick change she reappears as a different character who then assists the detective (you or a party guest of your choosing). This format is an effective yet entertaining approach for involving the partygoers and bringing the evening to a successful conclusion. Angela's ability to improvise and adapt will allow her to incorporate your ideas into the murder mystery event.
Are you worried about audience fatigue during long seminars and workshops? Do you wonder how to recapture the focus, especially after lunch? Angela adds a weeedy break when she shows up as the clueless consultant. She uses all the right buzz words but most of the audience will soon discover that she doesn't know what she's talking about. First, she will get all her ducks in a row, then run it up the flagpole before rmending that a meeting be held to form a task force to discuss the issues and analyze the obstacles, after which they will create a report tomunicate the findings. She never sees problems, just opportunities. And if she discovers one of the attendees earnestly taking notes, she will know how to milk it for maximum laughs.
Angela will roast your guest of honor in the usual way you do a roast. What more do you want us to say about a roast? You either know what it is or you don't. Have you heard of the Friar's Club? Hello!
Not the did you ever notice or why don't they make the whole plane out of the black box kind ofedy. Angela keeps her audience in stitches using stories about her family (taking her widowed aunt to the cemetery to do drive-by Hail Marys), the bumpy transition from lifelong singlehood tomitted relationship, her unusual outlook on how things work and why people act the way they do, and her super human ability to remember inane useless information.
Just a quick note to let you know how absolutely thrilled we were with Angela's performance. My party was in stitches the entire time she was here. Our guest of honor didn't quite know what to make of her the first couple of minutes and was rather quiet - but Angela knew exactly how to roll with the punches. I can't tell you how many people asked me where I found her and that they would call me for contact information for their next party.
After Angela we also had a stripper at the party. Considering the crowd I had here, I figured she the stripper would be the highlight of the evening. WRONG!!! No one could stop talking about how wonderful and hysterical Angela was. That is one heck of apliment to her. thanks for providing a wonderful and ingenious service,
- Karola Wessler (Oak Lawn)
I just had to tell you what an excellent performance you put on. I've never laughed so hard in my life! And I was so impressed that you fit in all the little details about Mary that I wrote you about. That was awesome! We are still talking about it at work. I've looked back through everyone's pictures and everyone in the crowd watching is laughing. That's an incredible aplishment. There were a lot of different people of all ages there.
I was pretty skeptical at first when the idea was brought up, but now I would rmend you to anyone.
Keep on making them laugh.
- Sincerely, Dawn Johnson
You were fantastic!!!!!!!!!!! You had everyone rolling with laughter continuously for 30 minutes. That's not easy. I'll keep you in mind for the future.
- Ira----Exxon Mobile
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