08-Private Party Programs


Whether you just want a few laughs the night before the wedding, or want to honor your co-worker on the job, your spouse at a party, or your best friend at that nice little Italian place on the corner, Christopher’s Private Party acts provide two types of entertainment perfectly suited to any situation: one type is fully-costumed celebrity impersonations, the other is celebrity voices on request.

If you’re paying with a company check for a coporate event, check out the “Programs for Company Parties” Page.

You might also like to visit the Game Shows for more ideas.

Perhaps a police investigation would be just the thing to “surprise” your loved one/victim…Lt. Columbo, Inspector Clouseau, Sgt. Joe Friday, Chief Ironside, and Sheriff Buford T. Justice are all available.  Maybe your boss or buddy will be the unwilling recipient of a professional sales puicth delivered by Rodney Dangerfield, Groucho Marx, Johnny Carson’s fast-talking Art Fern, Arnold Schwarenegger, or Richard Simmons.  And if your sibling or spouse could use a new opportunity for advancement, Senator Bob Dole, Robin Leach, The Church Lady, or even Rush Limbaugh may be hiring.

Just complete and return Christopher’s Questionnaire, and let him take over from there.  Based upon the information you’ve provided about the honoree, and if you give me enough of it, I should be able to suggest two or three storylines that would be good, and two or three different celebrities that would be appropriate for each storyline.

TIME: 10-30 minutes

The boss is having a birthday, and nobody in the office knew beforehand.  Maybe your significant other sent flowers on your anniversary and YOU forgot!  Perhaps your father’s retirement party would be the perfect time to announce to the family that he’ll be a grandfather, too.

Whatever the occasion, a STARGRAMSM Singing Telegram is a sure-fire way to ensure that your message will be remembered!  Just as with a CELEBRITY IMPERSONATION, you give me good information about the honoree using my handy Questionnaire, and I should be able to suggest two or three storylines that would be good, and two or three different celebrities that would be good in each storyline.

But with a STARGRAMSM Singing Telegram you get more!  The performance will be concluded by a song written all about the honoree and the storyline, complete with printed lyrics for you and the honoree!

TIME: 10-30 minutes

It’s 2:30 p.m. Monday, the afternoon of the annual company retreat, and, as usual, just as the boss is finishing his dissertation on the state of the botom line, the sandman decides it’s time to sprinkle dust in your eyes…

It’s 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, and instead of being home in front of the t.v., you’re listening to your pastor ask the church council one more time if there’s another way to create new revenue…

It’s 10:30 p.m. Saturday, and your brother-in-law has stopped what was passing for conversation at your sister’s birthday party by telling his favorite story…again…

CHRISTOPHER & CO. LIVE will inject some life into these otherwise hopeless scenarios. A “routine investigation” by Lt. Columbo kicks off this fast-paced, contemporary improv-comedy showcase of CHRISTOPHER’S 150 celebrity voices, incorporating information about your group, as well as audience requests.

TIME: 30-45 minutes

Combine Christopher & Co. LIVE with a STARGRAMSM Singing Telegram and what do you get? You get the fabulously entertaining “Life of the Party”SM Package!

Sometimes 30 or 45 minutes is just not enough of CHRISTOPHER’S entertainment (sometimes it is). With another 15 or 20 minutes, you can do more than just scratch the surface of the 150 celebrity voices CHRISTOPHER offers (death can occur after 90 minutes). Repeat customers asking for “MORE!!” (believe it or not) suggested this program. In addition to Lt. Columbo, and audience requests, this program also includes a STARGRAMSM Singing Telegram as a conclusion (which is usually the best part).

This program is not for the squeemish, the faint of heart, the self-righteous, or the politically correct. It is perfect for those who just can’t afford Robin Williams, Mark Russell, and Rich Little all rolled up into one.

TIME: 45 – 75 minutes


Wanna talk to ELVIS?  Would you like to ask a few questions of PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY?  Perhaps you’d like to have a conversation with t.v. characters who are not among the living, by virtue of the fact that their shows were cancelled…such as CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK, EDITH & ARCHIE BUNKER, or the characters of MEL BLANC or JIM HENSON.  Well, now’s your chance to speak to DEAD CELEBRITIES without having to die yourself!

This program was suggested by the Army National Guard.  They use CHRISTOPHER & CO. every Halloween, and we had finally run out of new programs in 1998, when they asked if we could do a seance…dead celebrity voices…hmmm, finally, something original!

CHRISTOPHER starts off with a solemn, spooky, candle-lit 13-minute slide, video, or powerpoint presentation about the efforts of legendary magician Harry Houdini to debunk psychics, spiritualists, and mediums (also smalls and larges…ahem), and his promise to contact his wife from beyond the grave, and her annual seances designed to contact him.

At the conclusion of the Houdini presentation, CHRISTOPHER distributes copies of his list of dead celebrities, invites the participants to join hands, and then takes a few moments to enter the spirit realm.  Once CHRISTOPHER is in contact with the world beyond, participants whisper the names of dead celebrities from the list, and CHRISTOPHER attempts to contact those individuals who, through him, actually speak to and interact with the participants.

And you thought CHRISTOPHER could only make you laugh!

TIME: 45 – 60 minutes

Christopher’s Dinner Party Performance Package

If you’re planning a dinner party and would like some top-drawer entertainment,combine two of Christopher’s most popular entertainment programs at a reduced rate:

WALKAROUND Celebrity Impersonations

During your cocktail hour, Christopher will do casual WALKAROUND impersonations of one or two celebrities. Imagine Senator Bob Dole strolling through, followed by President Bill Clinton; or Rodney Dangerfield followed by The Church Lady; or Groucho Marx followed by Cheech Marin; or Captain Kirk followed by Kermit the Frog! It’s interactive, one-on-one fun! (this portion is 60-90 minutes)


The “Life of the Party”SM Package

After everyone is seated and the main course has been served, Lt. Columbo begins the Christopher & Co. LIVE act, entering on a “routine investigation”, and then begins a short song which introduces the audience to Christopher’s rapid-fire impressions. He then passes out his list of 150 celebrity voices and Christopher takes requests, improvising humor based upon information you’ve given him about your guests and/or the party’s honoree.  Finally, he concludes with a STARGRAMsm Singing Telegram written about it all!  (this portion is 30-60 minutes)


TOTAL TIME: not to exceed 4 hours on-site




Christopher Linnell

Christopher & Co. Celebrity Impersonations

POB 2927 Petaluma CA 94953-2927




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