When corporate comedian Judy Carter was selected to be the closing keynoter for Hong Kong’s top business leaders, she realized she had a problem: “How would my American comedy translate to an Asian audience?” she wondered. The problem was magnified when, after giving the client an outline of her talk, they responded with a list of 45 items she couldn’t mention – including the economy, relationships, and even, dogs. What’s a comedian to do?!
Judy wondered how she could take her humor – and all of its American references – and translate it to be funny for the Asian corporate culture. Then, bingo!
“I realized that there’s one thing that unites all of us,” Judy said. “No, it’s not love. It’s technology! Whether you live in Kansas, New York, or Beijing, computers, emails, and system breakdowns are the new international language of despair.”
So, with her revelation, Judy created a new talk that featured the “Top Signs You Have Too Much Tech Stress.” Among them:
- When you talk without your blackberry, your thumbs still move
- You stay in a bad relationship – because you can’t handle any new upgrades
- You’re up at 3am to go to the bathroom and you check your email on the way back to bed
- You find yourself arguing with inanimate objects
- You have to text your kid to take out the trash
- When your friend tells you about a “hot looking server at Hooters” you think he’s talking about the IBM networked to the cash register
The end result? Judy was a hit! (Read the article in the South China Morning Post.)
Clients – from coast to coast and around the world! – consistently rave about Judy Carter. If you’re looking for a “comedy makeover” completely customized for your event, to help your attendees battle a depressed economy, consider Judy. You’ll be glad you did!