Comedy Show Production Guide

A short Story:

In one of our past seasons, we had a new venue join our run. After our initial consultation a few days’ prior to their upcoming debut event, the owner and manager were completely on board and looking forward to the show. The staff and ownership followed our advice and implemented all of the most important aspects of what STAGE LEFT ENT highly recommends for producing a great night of comedy. The night went off without a hitch. The room was packed, the lights were dimmed down, the spotlight lit the stage area, and the host took the stage.

The room quieted as the M.C. performed his brief monolog, followed by some ground rules for the evening and then introduced the first of the two main acts. After the headlining act closed out the show, our first night was behind us. It was clear, we all witnessed a magical night of comedy; everyone who attended absolutely loved the entertainment. Not only was the owner happy, but it was just as exciting for us and the comedians we hired. What made the night even more spectacular: the room had a huge momentum along with an established format heading into the next comedy night.

Unfortunately, when the next comedy night arrived a month later, the venue didn’t follow the same steps; in fact, they followed none of them, and the difference between that night’s performance was a stark difference from that of our previous show. Not to make this sound dramatic but the night was a disaster!

Comedy Show Production Guide

A short Story:

In one of our past seasons, we had a new venue join our run. After our initial consultation a few days’ prior to their upcoming debut event, the owner and manager were completely on board and looking forward to the show. The staff and ownership followed our advice and implemented all of the most important aspects of what STAGE LEFT ENT highly recommends for producing a great night of comedy. The night went off without a hitch. The room was packed, the lights were dimmed down, the spotlight lit the stage area, and the host took the stage.

The room quieted as the M.C. performed his brief monolog, followed by some ground rules for the evening and then introduced the first of the two main acts. After the headlining act closed out the show, our first night was behind us. It was clear, we all witnessed a magical night of comedy; everyone who attended absolutely loved the entertainment. Not only was the owner happy, but it was just as exciting for us and the comedians we hired. What made the night even more spectacular: the room had a huge momentum along with an established format heading into the next comedy night.

Unfortunately, when the next comedy night arrived a month later, the venue didn’t follow the same steps; in fact, they followed none of them, and the difference between that night’s performance was a stark difference from that of our previous show. Not to make this sound dramatic but the night was a disaster!