Want to hire a standup comic/comedian for your private event/party/function in the Maryland, DC, or Virginia area? Live standup comedy and hiring a standup comedian is a fun alternative to a magician, live band, or DJ for any event.
Not everyone likes to dance. Everyone likes to laugh.
Completely portable, we are the best area professionals bringing live stand-up comedy shows to your bar, hotel, school or business event, charity fundraiser/benefit (in cooperation with Comics Who Care®), or your home for any private celebration or party. We bring everything directly to you: Comics and Fully Insured, Non-Invasive Equipment, Signage, Media & Advertising, Sound System and Stage & Lighting. We can accommodate one-time events as well as recurring weekly/monthly shows. Our shows can range from G, PG, PG-13 to R Rating. We bring some of the best local comics to your door in an entirely “quick-set-up and quick-break-down show”.
What makes StandUpComedyToGo.com different from other comedy bookers?
When you hire a comedian for a private event or party in DC, MD, VA, most comedy bookers simply dispatch a comic to your address expecting you to provide the stage, sound system & spotlight. At StandUpComedyToGo.com “It’s all in the delivery”. We provide the comedian and all that equipment, as much or as little as you need. You make only 1 phone call instead of 3 or 4. We also provide necessary signage and photos of the comics performing at your event as well as a faux brick wall backdrop to make it feel more like a real comedy club show. We also provide an on-site producer to babysit the comic and make sure everything runs smoothly.
We will help you select the best local talent by emailing you video clips from our stable of approximately 100 local comics. If time allows, you can also see them perform live at one of our 3 weekly public shows to help you decide. Videos don’t always convey a comic’s talent, it helps to see them live before deciding.
Most comedians secretly dread private gigs because they lack one or all the crucial elements needed to have a good, live, comedy show: stage, sound, spotlight, strategic seating of the audience and the complete elimination of visual and auditory distractions (this is a biggie). All the “production values” you would have at a real comedy club. But private gigs are infamous for lacking these. Every veteran comic has a bag of horror stories from previous private gigs.
There is usually a sound system provided-that’s a no-brainer, but a stage, spotlight, backdrop curtain, strategic seating of audience and creating a “distraction-free zone” are not obviously crucial to the “non-com” general public, so they are often overlooked, making the comic’s job much harder than performing at a real comedy club. Thus the dread.
We solve this dilemma by providing all this equipment along with the comedians (hence our slogan “It’s all in the delivery”), and an on-site producer to make sure we correctly duplicate the comedy club look & feel.
This puts the comedian back in his “natural habitat” where he is most comfortable.
This will ensure the comic has fun on stage. If the comic is having fun onstage, your audience will too.
We are out to fix how live standup comedy is done at private events. No more horror stories!
For more info email: CurtShackelford@verizon.net