This article is part of a a series: From Open Mics to Paid Gigs.
- In this simulation, you will respond to an offer for a paid gig on the Local Comedy Show
Develop a 10-minute set for amateur stand-up comedy showcasesIn this comedy show scenario, you get an offer to perform a 10-minute spot on an amateur comedy showcase. The offer comes from Sophie Donnbea, host and producer of the Local Comedy Show, a monthly showcase at the LowCal Brewery in Smalltown, Co. Sophia saw you at an open mic and thinks your jokes will get enough laughs for the show.
- A comedy show that features a variety of comedians can be described as a showcase.
Details about the Local Comedy Show
- WHO: Sophia Donnbea, comedian and comedy show producer
- WHAT: A 10-minute spot on a local comedy showcase. It pays $25.
- WHEN: July 14, 2021 8pm
- WHERE: LowCal Brewery, Smalltown, Colorado, USA 80977
- WHY: The LowCal Brewery offers a monthly comedy show. Sophia is the local comedian that books and hosts the show.
The audience didn’t laugh at last month’s comedian.
- Because some of the comedians failed to memorize their jokes, the audience stopped paying attention while the comic reviewed their notes.
- A few comedians presented unfinished ideas that did not result in laughter.
- Sophia and the headliner comedian sustained uproarious laughter for their portions of the show. Their experience suggests the crowd wanted to hear comedy and be engaged by a good performance.
These articles may help you with this scenario.
START HERE: From Open Mics to Paid Gigs (Series)
- Moving from Open Mics to Paid Gigs
- How some open mic comedians get booked for paid gigs
- What do you need to get booked for paid gigs?
- One secret to getting booked for your first stand-up comedy show
Scenario #1 | Local Comedy Showcase
- Differences between open mics and paid gigs
- Developing enough material for gigs
- Comedy Writing Challenge
- Show Business Challenge
Scenario #2 | Getting Booked as an Opening act
- How professional comedians adapt their material to the audience
Scenario #3 | Getting Booked at All-Stars Comedy Club
- What’s a Media Kit or EPK?
- What to do when a comedy show booker says, “Send me your avails.”
- Adapting your set for comedy clubs