Rochester, NY Clean Corporate Comedy Shows- Comedian Shaun Eli

Also for all the other cities named Rochester like the ones in Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Yes, that’s a lot of Rochesters. I’m also happy to do shows for people named Rochester.


About Me- the comedian you want to hire

Clean comedian Shaun Eli smiles down at the audience as he takes the stage and puts the microphone stand to the side
Shaun Eli on stage at the Emelin Theatre in New York

I’m a lifelong New Yorker. Except for four years in college in Philadelphia I’ve lived in New York State my entire life. And even when I was in college I was a New Yorker- my legal address was my parents’ house.

I’m not one of those NYC snobs who thinks that the world revolves around Manhattan. And not just because I’m from Queens. I realize that New York can mean the city or the state and the state’s obviously bigger.

I’m from downstate. Rochester is in Western New York. Yes, I know the difference between Upstate New York and Western New York. I also know there’s a difference between a crocodile and an alligator. I think crocodiles have flatter snouts and they’re more dangerous, but I don’t care. I plan to avoid both of them.

I love getting paid to make people laugh and I also do it for free given the opportunity. I don’t mean I’ll perform at your event for free, but if you’re next to me in line at a store, or you’re a customer service rep on the phone, I’ll probably say something that makes you laugh. On stage I’ll do it a lot- good comedians aim for several laughs every minute and I aim to be at least a good comedian.

I used to be a banker but I happily escaped from that life and now I almost never need an alarm clock. And if you’re under forty and thinking alarm clock? What century are you from? I know, there’s an alarm on my phone and I rarely need that either. I was arranging a tour with another comic and making the travel arrangements and she said “You’re not one of those early morning fliers, are you?” I asked what she meant by early morning and she said “10 AM.” I said no, of course not. I will get up early if I have a flight to catch or you book me for a daytime show.

I used to wake up at 5 AM and now I don’t have to, so I don’t. I’ve seen more sunrises than most people have and that was great but now I’d rather stay up late making people laugh and writing more jokes.


About my shows

I’ve been profiled in The New York Times and my group The Ivy League of Comedy in the Philadelphia Inquirer. My jokes have been published in all sorts of newspapers and magazines and have been in the opening monologues of three late-night TV hosts. If you want more details on that read my biography. It’s not funny. But my stand-up is. For proof of that watch my stand-up comedy videos.

My comedy’s clean and friendly and great for corporate and charity events. I have a lot of testimonials on this website and with one exception (with an explanation) they all have the name and affiliation of the person making it. I don’t trust testimonials that are attributed like “Roger S, Elmira, NY.” Why is Roger reluctant to share his last name (and maybe his company if it’s a corporate event)? Is there really a Roger?


How to hire me

Email Shaun (at) Brain Champagne dot com, or call or text me at (914) it’s-funny (914) 487-3866. Questions? Ask away! I’m sure you have a few and I’m ready to answer them.