Let us share our experience to enable you to run a brilliant evening of comedy at your venue.
There really is more to a comedy night than just ‘some comics in a room’.
You will benefit from our expertise and experience in setting up your venue optimally for comedy. The comics we book for you trust that they are not being sent into a tricky situation. And that’s great because:
- It means you get the very best performance out of the comics.
- The comedians will be happy to perform for less money because the show will be well run
- Everyone has a great time, you save money and can buy that hat you’ve had your eye on.
Tailor Made or Off The Peg?
Whether you’re a private client who wants a show for a special occasion or a hotel or club that wants one or more comedy shows to boost revenue – we can add the laughs to make your event utterly memorable. We will ensure that every aspect of the night has been considered and planned. Whether you want a full service with all the trimmings, or just the talent and help and advice on setting up your venue and night, or something in between. We’re here to make the whole process straightforward, enjoyable and fun.
- Meeting and full discussion of your requirements and helpful advice
- Inspection of venue, if possible, and ideas on how to setup and optimise the space for your comedy show
- Guidance and suggestions on which comics would work best for your event
- Charming company
- A glass of sherry and maybe some nice pastries
Price: Always £0
Included in examples below:
- 24 hour telephone support
- Artwork, images and blurbs for all the comedians, for both print and web
- Listings sent to every major agency for public events
- All admin documentation for the night
1 MC, 2 Comedians. Two intervals.
Two longer sets from established circuit comedians.
One top quality circuit compere.
45 minute first half, 10 to fifteen minute interval, 45 minute second half.
A shorter and cheaper version of this show would be one headline act with an up-and-coming act performing the opening support slot.
Show length is around one hour and three quarters.
1 MC, 3 Comedians. Two intervals.
One MC, three high quality national circuit comedians – a lineup comparable to any national comedy club chain.
At least one of the acts will have been on television in the last twelve months and the show runs for around two hours.
Show length is two to two and a half hours pendent on speed of bar during intervals.
1 MC, 3 Comedians. Two intervals.
A stellar lineup that will be better than any comedy club in the country. Made up entirely of headline comedians. These will be three of the highest quality acts, all will have been on TV in the last 12 months, eg McIntyre, Mock The Week, Stand Up For The Week. Plus professional circuit MC.
Usually a two hour show with two intervals.
Show Manager: to make announcements, liaise with talent on night – ensure everyone’s on time and in the right place etc, ensure show runs to time, deals with any issues regarding audience or show
Door Staff and Ushers: to welcome your audience, answer any questions regarding the show or comedians, guide people to their seats, generally ensure your audience are looked after! Our team are also adept at encouraging audience members to sign up to social pages or mailing lists.
Lighting & Sound Team: Controlling lighting and sound before, during and after event. Transitions for pre-show, show start and act entrance and exit.
NB: For smaller shows we can offer a team of two people that can take care of everything
Design and printing of flyers, table talkers, brochures, posters, A-Boards, PVC building hoarding, Foamex boards – you want it, we can design and print it on pretty much anything!
Promotional stands designed and/or supplied for your foyer or marketing area
24 hour phone booking and enquiry line
Signup materials for staff and audience on the night
Online sales and processing: linked to the backend of your site or from one we create for you
Your own website (we have our own servers) or an external link to a page that matches your own website – but handled by our backend system, we can handle all enquiries regarding the show, pre and post sales.
Database shared between your admin team and ours: bookings auto-magically appear in real time as they are taken.
Design and supply of E-flyers and web standard HTML marketing emails
Press articles and clippings
Newsletter campaigns – design, creation and management
Social: Targeted twitter and facebook campaigns
Data collection before, on and after the event. Enabling you to build a list of fans to spread the word for your next show.
From the Basics: Microphone, cable and stand (plus backup of each) to full lighting and sound rigs. As a guide, we can usually provide superb sound and light for a room of 200, theatre style, for around £400.
Backdrops, stage area, popups, signup postcards (for future events or mailing lists)
Table and Chair Hire: it’s all pendent on the day, location and style table and chair but prices begin from 60p for a basic folding chair to around two squids for one of those nice comfy front and back padded ones. (if it’s an event longer than an hour we recommend pushing the boat out and going for the padded ones.)
Filming of event with multiple cameras with the option to supply raw footage or fully edited and polished showreel.
What Happens Next?
You may have visited sites where you can simply fill in a form to ‘Get a Comedy Club’. Sounds easy doesn’t it? We don’t offer that, and with good reason. Without seeing the venue first and explaining how the room needs to be setup and ensuring you have all the right technical equipment you’ll end up with the equivalent of a comedy ‘hit & run’. We pride ourselves on making sure your venue is prepared in the best possible way to make your night an unforgettable success.
By all means fill in our Comedy Show Requirements Form and this will help us prepare in advance. But the bottom line is that we need to meet with you and discuss your requirements – over a glass of something nice and maybe some cake. This meeting really will ensure that you put on the best show you possibly can – and that’s what everyone wants.