New York is a tough town and a New York comedian is only as good as his reviews, amIrite?
So check out a few reviews from performances I’ve done (and only one is from my mother).
“Harris Bloom is smart, clean and clever.His likability transcends easily and his quick wit keeps the audience in hysterics.” Rich C., ~ Owner/Booker Steamroller Entertainment
“I love working with Harris. When we book comedy gigs his name almost always comes up because he consistently comes through. People love his brand of humor – it’s clean and always surprising.” ~ Bernie F., Owner/Booker NY Hysterical Society
“I contracted with Harris Bloom to produce a comedy night fundraiser for my synagogue, Montebello Jewish Center in Suffern, NY. Both the congregation and I were very satisfied, not only with the job he did as producer, but with his work as a comedian. Along with the other comedians who performed, he was prepared with materiaI that was well suited for our audience. I was particularly impressed with all the comedians’ abilities to work as “clean” as we had requested, while still maintaining an edgy quality that was appropriate for our audience. It was a night which will be remembered by all who attended. I can easily recommend him for any comedy function. You will not be disappointed.” ~ Ira K., Temple President
“We hired Harris to put together a Comedy Night Fundraiser for our animal shelter. The show was absolutely wonderful. Everyone laughed and had a great time. Harris was professional as well as fun. The other comedians he hired for our show were also very good. If you are planning an event I would recommend Harris. You won’t be disappointed. We will be having a Second Annual Comedy Night next year.” ~ Nancy W., Director, Almost Home Animal Shelter
“It is a pleasure to write a recommendation for Harris Bloom. In the two years I have served as Director of Development and Communications at the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, we have partnered with Harris on two outstanding fundraising events at the Gotham Comedy Club. It is not an exaggeration to say that the “Happiest Hour” events are among the most popular with our Board, staff and supporters – not to mention the easiest on me!
Harris does everything. He arranges an amazing line-up of comics and he secures the date at the Gotham Comedy Club. When we were in a pinch, Harris even donated raffle prizes. Both events were standing room only, and it is a feel-good occasion. People leave in excellent spirits, feeling they had a night on the town. We typically start the evening by delivering a brief speech on our mission and programs, and then we turn the stage over to Harris, who is the emcee. It’s that simple! The best part is that we are able to communicate our vital work with new potential donors (friends of our staff & volunteers), and raise some money. Harris is an incredibly professional, kind-hearted, and funny man. His mother and her friends often attend the events, and so does his wife! I hope you have the opportunity to work with Harris. It has become an annual tradition for the Alliance, and one that we look forward to all year.” ~ Cathleen C. , Director
“What can I say about the comedy shows that Harris Bloom not only performs in but hosts??? I can say they are not only more than hilarious, but most people in the audience can relate to the jokes and stories and there isn’t a dry eye in the house every time! Harris commands the audience and even the occasional heckler gets swept off his or her feet for the entire evening The line-ups are always phenomenal, the jokes are always fresh and new and even if you are getting “picked on” you’re laughing right along with them. I for one always sit in the front – don’t want to miss anything and love interacting with Harris and the comics. A fun night is always had by all and you leave there wanting more. So to get more what do you do? You go to another show and another and another – professional, upbeat, good old fashioned fun – wouldn’t miss it!” ~ Sandy U., Founder, Tuff Tails Animal Rescue
“Harris helped us put on a wonderful fundraiser comedy show for East Africa Children’s Hope. Before Harris’ event, we had never put on a comedy show fundraiser, and he helped us out every step of the way. Harris took care of finding stellar comedians, taking care of communicating with the venue and most importantly, he was an awesome host who kept the audience laughing the entire night. We can’t wait to work with Harris for our next event. ” ~ Melanie Pessin, President and Founder
Weddings and Private Parties
“Harris was not only hilarious, but was most accommodating. [Our anniversary party] started a half hour later than we anticipated and he didn’t blink an eye. He asked several questions about the event and who was going to be attending (like if there were going to be children there, so he kept it very clean)… He talked a lot to our audience, which was great, and his prepared material was some of the funniest stuff I’ve ever heard. I HIGHLY recommend him!” ~ Jim C
“Harris went above and beyond [for our wedding]. Traveling far outside of a traditional comedy job for what we wanted he was both professional and accommodating, while delivering an unforgettable experience.” ~ Michael P
“We absolutely LOVED the ceremony and so did everyone who attended the ceremony. I can not tell you how many people talked about how perfect it was, you were funny, people were crying it was just an all around perfect mix of emotions and you were fantastic!!!! ~ Lisa A
“We chose Harris to officiate at our destination beach wedding after seeing him perform as comic. While he made all of guests laugh during the ceremony there were also times when there wasn’t a dry eye on the beach. He truly caught the essence of me and my husband as a couple. Our ceremony was everything a person would want it to be: beautiful, memorable and unique. It would not have been so without Harris at the helm. Our guests agreed – Harris received high praise from all.” ~ Deeanna G
“Harris Bloom officiated the Nantucket destination wedding we held for our closest friends and family. The job Harris did simply cannot be overstated. Every picture at the ceremony captures a smile, and sometime full out laughter, on each face in attendance. Our guests have repeatedly told us what an incredible weekend they had, and when they do, they ALWAYS include Harris as an integral part of it. Your officiant should not be an afterthought. Harris will make your ceremony memorable in all the best ways possible. Harris takes his preparation very seriously. He will ask a few questions of you as a couple that help him truly understand the essence of who you are. Your answers are then integrated into his delivery at the service that is poignant, hilarious, thoughtful and sincere, all properly timed at the perfect moments. I am convinced that no person could have done a better job at our wedding, and I have no doubt he will do the same for you.” ~ Ron N.
“I had a great time and was extremely pleased with Harris. I booked him for my wife’s 40th birthday party, and he arrived on time, was very polite, and some party guests had to stop eating because otherwise they would have choked. (It can be dangerous to eat and listen to Mr. Bloom. The nicest part was that he customized his routine by asking questions about my wife and I prior to the event. Then he used what he learned to improvise very respectfully. Harris just knocked it out of the park. I would highly recommend Harris Bloom.” ~ Jose Murga
“Harris delivered an incredible ceremony for our Chinese-style wedding. I knew that he had no idea what he was getting himself into – not very many people are prepared for a Chinese banquet reception – but his delivery was flawless. His speech managed to be both sentimental and funny; when my husband started to tear up, Harris queued up a funny comment to save the day. Amazing ceremony aside,Harris was very professional, and went above and beyond in meeting us, researching on our wedding website and arrived an hour early just to make sure that everything was in place. He is very accommodating, funny, and all together a great guy with a lot of talent. Thank you! ~ Janice W.
And the ultimate accolade… “Harris Bloom is the best stand-up comedian in New York and in the history of civilization.” ~ Lee Bloom (who may or may not be Harris’s mom)