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Why Choose Jest Murder Mystery Co.

Planning an event? Need super-funny entertainment? Watch this short video and meet Shirley. She’s an event planner who is looking for the exact same thing you are. Coincidence? I think not! More

What to Expect When Expecting…

A Jest Murder Mystery Dinner Event Expect smiles, shenanigans and maybe even a little dancing.  Expect shy people to come out of their shells.  Expect surprises, shouts and jokes, but most of all, expect a lot of laughter.  A Jest show is no ordinary murder mystery dinner theater.  There are no spooky scenes, no stage separating the show from the audience and we can guarantee that 12 overzealous actors will not be competing for your attention.  Because when you hire Jest, it’s not about the mystery, it’s about making sure your people have a great time.  We’ve been around for a long time.  We hire professional entertainers and we’re darn good at making sure everyone has a blast.  Everyone plays a part Audience participation is our number one … More

Frequently Asked Questions

-What is a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater? Superfun! That’s what it is! In our case, a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater is a show that is performed at the location of your choice in between the courses of a meal, (a buffet works too), among the audience members as they sit at their tables. This includes a good guy, a bad guy, a little murder and a lot of fun. The shows are usually three acts and everyone plays a part plus there are lots of opportunities for audience participation with no need to memorize lines. Our shows are a lot of fun and are a great way to entertain a large group. A Jest Murder Mystery Dinner Show is a great entertainment solution for company Christmas parties, corporate … More

Sound and why it matters…

If a joke is told and no one can hear it…is it funny?  …no, no it is not!  A chorus of crickets after a coworker’s punchline is a sickening sound for anyone to hear, especially the organizer of the event.  We want to make sure you are the hero when your show is over and one of the simplest ways to make that happen is to have good sound.  Because the truth is, no matter how amazing your show may be, if the audience can’t hear it…no one will be laughing.   Here are some tips to help you make sure your show doesn’t fall down the rabbit hole of …what did he just say? Determining if you need a sound system The main factor to consider when considering … More

Setting up your room

How to get the best show for your buck Getting your room organized in the best way possible is so important to the success of your show.  Check out our list of things you can do to get the most out of your room setup. A note about laughter.  Did you know it’s contagious?  Yes, just like the dreaded cold bug, laughter can be transmitted among people who have little more in common than proximity.  So if you want a laughing audience at your event, we suggest you keep your tables as close together as possible while still leaving room for servers to take care of your guests.  Even if your room is massive and your audience is small…the closer the better. Trust us! Leave just enough room … More

Possible Agenda

The length of your show will vary based on how much fun your group is having and the type of meal you have decided to serve. Each of our shows contains three acts which will last between 25 and 35 minutes each. See this Possible Agenda for a general timeline for our shows. This timeline is flexible and can be customized to suit your needs. More

Table Setup

Laughter…Did you know it’s contagious? Yes, just like the dreaded cold bug, laughter can be transmitted among people who have little more in common than proximity. So if you want a laughing audience at your event, we suggest you keep your tables as close together as possible while still leaving room for servers to take care of your guests. Even if your room is massive and your audience is small…the closer the better. Trust us! View this Table Setup pdf to see examples of the good, the bad & the ugly in terms of table setup. More