The Key to Successful Comedy            Events Brought to you by Sarah & Imogen of          Avalon Promotions
Avalon Promotions Ltd• Avalon Promotions books and promotes  artists for an unrivalled 1500 comedy shows a  year in venues...
What makes a comedy night            successful?•   Great acts•   A good, inclusive atmosphere•   Suitable venue set up•  ...
The Comedy Network• The Comedy Network was established in 1992  to provide professional and affordable comedy  to Universi...
Some well known acts who have previously performed on the ComedyNetwork are: RUSSELL HOWARD AL MURRAY FRANK SKINNER
And....Russell KaneGreg DaviesLee Nelson
Format of a regular night                30 MINUTES SUPPORT                20 MINUTES INTERVAL                 1 HOUR HEAD...
Ray Peacock Ed GambleRoisin ConatyJarlath ReganPaul McCaffrey
Network Specials:   Freshers, Refreshers and BallsRussell HowardGreg DaviesLee NelsonRussell KaneChris RamseyJoe Wilkinson
Venue Set Up – Creating a good atmosphere          Sound         Lighting         Staging         Seating           Music
Marketing Your Comedy NightPrint – posters and flyers - distributionStudent newspaper/radio – interviews, previewsOnline s...
Cost of Putting on a Comedy NightAdvantages of signing up to regular nights –building an audience / word of mouthBudget sh...
Unions using our regular Comedy Network      package 2012-2013 include:•   University of Brighton•   University of Hertfor...
Avalon Promotions Ltd The Comedy Network
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Imogen Thomas and Sarah Dodd of Avalon Promotions Ltd explore each of the elements needed to create a successful comedy night. Imogen and Sarah offer insight into how to market your comedy night, the costs involved, how to work your venue, and the acts that are on offer.

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The Key to Successful Comedy Events

  1. 1. The Key to Successful Comedy Events Brought to you by Sarah & Imogen of Avalon Promotions
  2. 2. Avalon Promotions Ltd• Avalon Promotions books and promotes artists for an unrivalled 1500 comedy shows a year in venues ranging from colleges, universities, arts centres, theatres and international festivals to stadium comedy tours and corporate entertainment.
  3. 3. What makes a comedy night successful?• Great acts• A good, inclusive atmosphere• Suitable venue set up• Regular format• Effective branding
  4. 4. The Comedy Network• The Comedy Network was established in 1992 to provide professional and affordable comedy to Universities and Colleges across the UK.• We bring the rising stars of the comedy circuit to your union and help you create a stand up night that everyone can enjoy
  5. 5. Some well known acts who have previously performed on the ComedyNetwork are: RUSSELL HOWARD AL MURRAY FRANK SKINNER
  6. 6. And....Russell KaneGreg DaviesLee Nelson
  7. 7. Format of a regular night 30 MINUTES SUPPORT 20 MINUTES INTERVAL 1 HOUR HEADLINERHEADLINERS ON THE 2012-2013 COMEDY NETWORK INCLUDE: CARL DONNELLY TOM DEACON JIMMY MCGHIE NAZ OSMANOGLU
  8. 8. Ray Peacock Ed GambleRoisin ConatyJarlath ReganPaul McCaffrey
  9. 9. Network Specials: Freshers, Refreshers and BallsRussell HowardGreg DaviesLee NelsonRussell KaneChris RamseyJoe Wilkinson
  10. 10. Venue Set Up – Creating a good atmosphere Sound Lighting Staging Seating Music
  11. 11. Marketing Your Comedy NightPrint – posters and flyers - distributionStudent newspaper/radio – interviews, previewsOnline social media – Facebook / twitterStudent involvement – i.e. comedy societies
  12. 12. Cost of Putting on a Comedy NightAdvantages of signing up to regular nights –building an audience / word of mouthBudget should be flexible – fixed feeIntroducing potential of bigger names for warm-ups etc. Generate excitement / reputation.
  13. 13. Unions using our regular Comedy Network package 2012-2013 include:• University of Brighton• University of Hertfordshire• Newport University• University of Roehampton• Royal Holloway University• Queen Mary University• University of St Andrews• St George’s University
  14. 14. Avalon Promotions Ltd The Comedy Network

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