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Monday, 23 October 2017 21:25

The Silver Lining...

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They didn't call Kelly Terranova to liven up their company holiday party and now all of these people are dead. Just sayin'... They didn't call Kelly Terranova to liven up their company holiday party and now all of these people are dead. Just sayin'... Photo Credit: Shorpy/

Just back from the Carnival VISTA and wanted to share a recent development and opportunity.

For nearly five years, the major part of my work year has been spent in the Caribbean. As I travel port to port, I’ve been able to witness the hard work and enjoy the warm hospitality of those who rely on tourism for their living. In the places that I visit often, I have come to know many of these folks personally. Of course, my heart was heavy as news poured in the past few weeks regarding the destruction endured by so many of those areas.

 I’m pleased to learn that Carnival Cruise Line has committed more than 12.5 million dollars in financial support to the affected region in the wake of the multiple disasters they endured this fall. Additionally, Carnival responded to a FEMA request by making a ship available for four months to provide food and lodging for relief workers in St. Croix. I’m proud to work with a company that exhibits humanitarian values, though now I find myself with a December schedule that is much more “open” than I had expected.

Given that, I thought it would be fun to turn back the clock a bit and seek out work that I’ve missed doing...the company holiday party. These were a staple of my business from 2005-2012. I have many fond memories of celebrating the holiday with companies large and small: banks, accounting firms, contractors, car dealers...and few just plain ol' rich folks... and becoming an adopted member of their “work-family” for a day...albeit a family member who had to fill out a W-9, but you get the idea. I have not been available to book these functions for the last several years. But this year, I am available December 8th-19th. That is prime holiday party territory and I’d love to perform at yours.

If you are a decision maker (or decision-maker “adjacent”) looking for a super-easy way to make your party a hit, reach out to me and we'll get busy on the details. By the way, if YOU put me in touch with the decision maker (in any way, no matter how small) and it leads to a booking, YOU will earn a “finder’s fee” commission.

In either case, inspired by Carnival’s example, I’ll donate a portion of my fee to Caribbean Hurricane Relief.

It’s been a great year for me and I’d really enjoy sharing some laughter with your group as the year draws to a close.

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Kelly Terranova

Kelly has been featured on CMT's Comedy Stage, FOX Sports and the DryBar Comedy Network. He was a finalist in both the Funny Bone Comedy Club's World Series of Comedy and the CCL Las Vegas Carnival Comedy Challenge. Kelly is a regular performer aboard the Carnival Cruise Lines’ Punchliner Comedy Club and has appeared with Michael Bolton, Joan Rivers, Kevin Nealon, The Doobie Brothers, Brett Butler and Mahatma Gandhi (just wanted to see if you were still reading).