If you’re looking to plan a comedy show and are new to the event planning game, rest assured that there are some tried-and-true methods of choosing talent. You don’t have to be stressed out about finding comedians to work at your show, given the methods below. 

  • Comedy Showcases at Local Comedy Clubs

Comedy clubs have stand-up nights all month long, and their guest performers are most likely in line with the type of event you’re planning. One that hires comedians that’ll draw in fans and a sizable crowd. While event sizes may vary, there are bound to be comedy showcases of reasonably well-known talent nearby if you’re in a metropolitan area. Some clubs even host the big acts, but be wary of approaching them as a producer, since the famous comedians would most likely rather go through their agent for gigs. 

  • Local Open-Mics

The bottom-line is that new talent can be just as funny as the legends, and your best bet at finding them is by attending other shows. No matter the size of the city, and even in plenty of towns, there are open-mic comedy nights for the amateur stand-up act to get their wings. While these wouldn’t necessarily be the first choice for many looking to book talent that will draw in a crowd, there is always the possibility of discovering a diamond-in-the-rough, or a spectacular opening act for a more established comedian. Don’t be afraid to go out on the town and look for some fresh talent. Everyone has to start somewhere. 

  • Hiring Apps for Entertainers

In our new age of social media and apps, there are innovative ways of discovering talent of all kinds. There are even apps that list entertainers for hire that you can peruse to look for talent to book. Comedians like josh denny are listed on specialguestapp.com, a brilliant new platform with a mission to make it easy for anyone in the USA to hire talented local entertainers for events of all kinds: weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, private parties, and more

  • Be persistent!

Finding the right comedian for a private event can seem challenging. You have to find the right talent, make sure they fit your budget, and then deal with the other dynamics of the event planning like hosting and scheduling. Using the above means to find a comedic act can streamline your stress and get the event planning in motion. In a matter of no time, you’ll have a party on the calendar.

  • Internet Searches

This is perhaps the least fun, but most popular way of finding guests for events. Search engines like Google, Bing, Start Page, DuckDuckGo, and the endless list of smaller engines can provide you with instant results in a hierarchy that will align with your preferences to book a quality comedian for a private event. Depending on your budget, you can search far and wide, or locally. What does your budget allow for? That’s something you’ll need to have in the front of your mind as you draw up a preliminary list.