The Water Coolers

  • Satirical Musical Comedy Troupe


Once called a cross between The Office, The Capitol Steps, and Modern Family, The Water Coolers is a singing comedy act that uses top NY talent to answer the question “does this stuff happen to anyone else?”

The Water Coolers is a multi-award-winning comedy act made up of professional actors from New York City. For 15 years they’ve been performing at top events all over the world and today they’re here to share some of their secrets to getting to great performance – in any job. And here’s the fun part. They’re not just going to talk to us. They’re going to sing, dance, and make us laugh while they’re at it. Maybe that’s why E! Entertainment Television calls them, “the hottest ticket in town”!

 

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Everyone loved it! Especially our custom song! I wanted to jump up like at a concert and clap for an encore…To sum it up, your cast was a blast! Thanks so much!!

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted The Water Coolers
  • Toastmasters International
  • Pacific Life
  • Surety National Accounts at Travelers, CA
  • International Food Manufacturers Association
  • Cisco
  • AT&T
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Dunkin Brands
  • Microsoft
  • IBM
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Mainstage Entertainment

We deliver universally relatable and uncommonly funny comedy about having a job, hand-picking a set list from our constantly updated, award-winning repertoire.   Top NYC talent take the stage at your event to send up the relentless and sometimes ridiculous gauntlet we call a work life, making audien ...

We deliver universally relatable and uncommonly funny comedy about having a job, hand-picking a set list from our constantly updated, award-winning repertoire.   Top NYC talent take the stage at your event to send up the relentless and sometimes ridiculous gauntlet we call a work life, making audiences "laugh so hard their cheeks hurt." Many, many times, event planners have told us that their biggest concern after the show is  trying to figure out how to top our performance next year.  (We love that.)

We can perform after lunch or dinner shows or kick off the event with a short high-powered set and come back throughout the day to bring a shot of energy and focus to the platform.​​   

Clients include Fisher Price, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Boy Scouts of America, Brother International, Bingham, and Genentech.

Fully Customized Show

A 15-25 minute customized show that talks directly to your audience in their language, makes them laugh ridiculously hard, inspires them, and reinforces key messages. We write, revise, cast, arrange, stage and rehearse your show in NYC before delivering it to your event.  We can target any demograph ...

A 15-25 minute customized show that talks directly to your audience in their language, makes them laugh ridiculously hard, inspires them, and reinforces key messages.

We write, revise, cast, arrange, stage and rehearse your show in NYC before delivering it to your event.  We can target any demographic or goal and change the show length.  It's all about hitting your target.

Simply incredible impact at any point in an event from the opening general session launch to a celebration night that leaves them on a high.

Clients include: Sterling Jewelers, Aspen Dental, Qliktech, Alorica, Hexagon

Keynote: Getting to Great Performance

Using the most time-tested techniques and hooks that we've developed, honed and performed over the past 15 years, we grab your audience's attention with a mixture of belly laughs and song, highlighting the ironic and familiar hurdles that we all face, trying to deliver great performances in the mode ...

Using the most time-tested techniques and hooks that we've developed, honed and performed over the past 15 years, we grab your audience's attention with a mixture of belly laughs and song, highlighting the ironic and familiar hurdles that we all face, trying to deliver great performances in the modern world of work.

With the audience's respect and attention in hand, we transition to deliver proven strategies (sometimes from our own experiences from the hyper-competitive entertainment industry), for them to stay calm, engaged, focused and motivated, when the next set of challenges come their way.

Clients include: Princeton Financial, CMP Conclave, American Society of Association Executives, Association of Texas Professional Educators

Award Shows/Recognition

Our executive producer is a former conference planner -- OK, in the spirit of full disclosure, I'm the executive producer and I'm writing this -- and the awards show was the bane of her / my existence. That's why we put together our awards show packages that, depending on your needs, can combine our ...

Our executive producer is a former conference planner -- OK, in the spirit of full disclosure, I'm the executive producer and I'm writing this -- and the awards show was the bane of her / my existence. That's why we put together our awards show packages that, depending on your needs, can combine our award-winning comedy about work with customized tributes and MC work to create a truly amazing event.  

Because receiving an honor should feel like a good thing.

Clients include Genworth Financial, Pacific Life, Monumental Life, Wolters Kluwer, Aspen Dental, Cigna, CNA, and Flexible Packaging Assn. 

Sales Meetings

But how do you do that?  In a word: hilariously.  Sales professionals are smart, competitive, fun-loving people.  Not cynical, but not really an Up-With-People crowd.  You need to be truly funny and dead-on authentic. The Water Coolers have up to 15 minutes of comedy written specifically for sales a ...

But how do you do that?  In a word: hilariously.  Sales professionals are smart, competitive, fun-loving people.  Not cynical, but not really an Up-With-People crowd.  You need to be truly funny and dead-on authentic. The Water Coolers have up to 15 minutes of comedy written specifically for sales audiences about the challenges they face with input from working account reps -- quotas, clients, meetings cancelled when you're already in the parking lot, from the airport cocktail to the drive-thru Taco Bell, we get it and we can make them laugh about it.   Really, really hard.  

Clients include: Pacific Life, Cigna, Genworth Financial, Prudential, National Life Group, The Wall Street Journal

General Session Launch

The Water Coolers' 5-15 minute performances will launch your session with customized songs and pyrotechnic singing to wake your audience up and make them lean in with anticipation.  Like our fully customized shows we can build in key points.  It's like a cup of espresso with a message.​ NOTE: The hi ...

The Water Coolers' 5-15 minute performances will launch your session with customized songs and pyrotechnic singing to wake your audience up and make them lean in with anticipation.  Like our fully customized shows we can build in key points.  It's like a cup of espresso with a message.​

NOTE: The highlights below are from a fully customized conference opener, but we have a super fun and energizing set ready to go that pulls from our award-winning comedy about work and life.   And if you want, we can stay on and do a few more pop-up performances to energize the room throughout the day.

Clients include: United Airlines, CitiFinancial, Profit Stars, Help Desk Institute, Success Factors

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Biography

Award-winning songs and sketch comedy about the challenges we all face at work, direct from NYC -- think annoying co-workers, the panic of an accidentally sent email, never-ending meetings, and an unnatural attachment to your smartphone -- whether it's after dinner entertainment, pop-up performances throughout the day, or a big kick off, audiences relate to what's happening on stage and each other.

Think of a cross between the Office and the funniest YouTube parody you've ever seen, performed live by top NYC talent and you'll be getting the idea.

About the Cast:

Each cast is pulled from a pool of NYC pros with resumes including top comedy clubs like Igby's, the Improv, the Comic Strip, and the Icehouse as well Broadway's hippest and hottest shows, including Gloria Estefan's "On Your Feet," “Wicked,” “Rock of Ages,” “Jersey Boys,” "Wonderland," Carole King's “Beautiful,” “Chicago,” “Grease,” “Ragtime,” “Hair”, “Pippin”, “In The Heights,” and "The Boy from Oz."