Tips on Wedding Toasts with Beth Sherman
For the second-to-last episode of Season 5, we’ve got stand-up comedian and ghostwriter, Beth Sherman, on the show to share some practical and hilarious tips for giving wedding toasts and speeches.
About Beth Sherman:
Beth Sherman is a stand-up comedian and writer who has won SEVEN daytime Emmy Awards. You’ve very likely seen Beth’s work on shows like Ellen, The Tonight Show, David Letterman, and more. She is absolutely hilarious and has recently fallen into a little sideline writing, adding comedy to all kinds of speeches, especially wedding speeches.
She has ghostwritten nearly a hundred best man speeches, grooms’ speeches, father-of-the-bride speeches, toasts for the rehearsal dinner, speeches for friends and family acting as officiants — she’s even ghostwritten the vows themselves.
We are SO glad to have her on the show today and we have a feeling that everyone out there is going to have a great time listening to this episode.
What we talked about:
- What exactly is ghostwriting and how does the ghostwriting process work
- What makes for a “good” toast or speech
- Our thoughts on roasting
- Some of the best and most memorable speeches we’ve seen
- Tips for delivering a great toast
- How you should print your toast or speech
- Where you should stand when giving your toast
- How to make sure everyone can hear you (It’s easier than you think!)
- Where to put your best joke
- Whether you should try to memorize your speech
- Where to put your drink
- Whether the couple should give a speech at their reception