JLA is the UK's biggest specialist agency for keynote, motivational and after dinner speakers, conference presenters, awards hosts and cabaret for corporate, industry and public sector events.

Performers & Corporate Entertainment

Entertaining performers bring light relief to a strenuous programme, either during the day’s business or after dinner. A celebrity might help attract important guests, though many of the best performers are unknown outside the circuit and command considerably more modest fees. Like any talent agency or speaker bureau, JLA won’t turn away gargantuan budgets – but with acres of feedback on all kinds of performers and corporate entertainment, we also like to prove that you don’t need to pay ‘AA’ fees to ensure that people will laugh. There’s little connection between artist profile and audience appreciation: we all enjoy making a discovery.

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The Barbadian stand-up won the public vote at the BBC New Comedy Awards. She’s now delighting audiences from the Comedy Store to The Guilty Feminist Live, and hosting the onstage chat show Girl Code. Her TV and podcast credits include Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club, Off Menu and Perfect Sounds. According to The Guardian, ‘Sikisa’s ebullient personality makes the room sing.’

Rob Broderick invites audience suggestions on almost any subject and instantly turn them into a funky hip-hop track. Dick & Dom’s house band has been hailed as ‘Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile.‘ For bigger audiences, he can work as a duo.

Tom is a household name. An award-winning comic with a well-spoken but often scathing line in put-downs, stories and observations.  His TV credits include The Apprentice: You’re Fired, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, Complaints Welcome, The Island and The Royal Variety Performance. As a presenter, Tom teases home bakers and budding entrepreneurs and rummages around our towns. To The Guardian, he is simply ‘The master of the nonstop rant.’

Beardyman is a beatboxer, live looper, technologist and TED star–
 and the BBC’s official ‘King of Sound, Ruler of Beats.’ He’s also a festival (and Real Variety Show) favourite. Darren has won VMA’s Best Dance Music Video, appeared with Oprah and Ellen Degeneres, and collaborated with Groove Armada, Jack Black and Fatboy Slim.

Rob came to standup from the event industry. He’s since hosted a Saturday night game show, become a regular on panel shows including as a team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, co-hosted from the jungle and won Taskmaster.

According to The Independent, the former Young Musician of the Year and Proms violinist ‘makes the music appear larger than life by sheer eagerness of personality.’ Accompanied by piano or an orchestra, Nicola captivates her audiences with a repertoire of Ravel, Bach and Gershwin.

The Telegraph describe Marcus as ‘a rare stand-up who makes you laugh and think.’ After hanging up his crown as King Arthur in Spamalot he’s back on Radio 4 as the friendly questioner on I’ve Never Seen Star Wars and in Radio 4’s Brig Society.

From predicting lottery numbers to playing Russian Roulette on live television to revealing the tricks and manipulations of hoaxers, fraudsters and charlatans, Derren has combined the spectacular, the bewildering and the insightful. He reveals that how we think, and how we think we think aren't always the same. Alongside acclaimed TV and stage shows, Derren is the author of Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine and A Little Happier: Notes for Reassurance, practical and personal examinations of what happiness is, what is almost certainly isn't, and how to view our goals and lives in a more positive way.

As a rapper Doc Brown (aka Ben Smith) has worked with Mark Ronson and De La Soul. As an actor, he’s made his mark in Law & Order UK and Level Up. As a comic he mixes rhythmic skills and observations on London life into a skillful routine.

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