I've often been asked in dojo sessions if I could go over some how to's of MCing a gig. So, here are the basics of MCing. Of course according to the particular venue it may change but this is a good rule of thumb on how to.
Before you go on stage Mr/Ms MC.... think of yourself as the show producer, you are to know more about the show than anybody. How do you do this? First remember that MCing is about flow! Your job is to see that the show flows from you to the feature then onto the headliner and then you saying goodnight after the headliner is finished.