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HINTS TO VENUE OWNERS ABOUT RUNNING A COMEDY SHOW


COMEDY DOJO'S HELPFUL HINTS TO YOU THE VENUE OWNER ABOUT RUNNING A COMEDY SHOW.

PROMOTE
*Promotions by YOU are very important. You have foot traffic in your venue, you need to promote well ahead of time and consistently to those customers. Part of that promotions should be informing your staff exactly what is going on and make sure they retain or know where to get details on said show. You'd be surprised how a well informed staff can help sell a show or if ill informed they can stop it in it's tracks.

Staff members that answer a question about the show from a customer with a “I don't know anything about it”. KILLS momentum and makes the customer feel as if you do not care about it. If you don't, why should they?

Make sure info about the show is near your phones so that they can easily be recited to a caller.
Details such as time of show, admission charge and how long the show will be. If your comics have a major credit or two it would be a good thing to have that info handy as well. Trust me all of this SELLS the show and it's in YOUR hands to see that it gets done.

**MAKE CERTAIN SHOW IS LISTED ON ALL OF YOUR ONLINE WEBSITES, FACEBOOK, ...remember this is show BUSINESS etc.


TEMPORARY CHANGES TO YOUR VENUE
*If you have a venue that has TV's. For god sakes turn them off during the show. If a TV is running it is a CLEAR message to your audience, your staff and professional comics that YOU do not care about the show. THIS IS A HUGE NEGATIVE.

AUDIENCE CONTROL

I know many times you have regular customers and you don't want to be rude but don't allow them to be rude to your special event. Asking them to use inside voices or to not heckle is NOT rude. Allowing them to talk in a loud way IS rude to comedy customers and comics. Your regular customers that disregard this can keep you from gaining far more regular customers by building a strong comedy base. Stand up comedy does have an audience but they expect a decent environment in order to enjoy it. If they don't get it they don't come back and then you blame the comics for not drawing a crowd. Get the problem? It's an easy fix...see the paragraph above. :)
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STAGE EQUIPMENT

Proper lighting, staging and GREAT sound is paramount to having stand up comedy. If you cannot supply these simple tools perhaps you should look at getting something temporary in to run the show with. A stand up comedy special event is an investment, it pays dividends long after the event.
Again don't blame the talent if they cannot be seen or heard by your audience. If they can't hear it IT AIN'T FUNNY! That's on you not the comics.
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These are just a few hints. I have more if you'd like to contact me. This is not to insult or jab at club owners but to assist you in running a successful comedy night. Comics feel free to print this out and give to prospective venues.

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*If you find the comedy tips helpful and would like to contribute some funds to aid in giving scholarships to the Comedy Dojo workshop and to continue this FREE information you can use the donate to the dojo PayPal button on this website. Thanks!



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