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Contracts for independent performers, comedians and bands are no joking matter. In this episode we address the key components of a performer-based contract for shows you book outside of the comedy club. Specifically, we talk about how to draft a contract that has YOUR best interest in mind.

We cover:

  • Refundable and non-refundable deposits,
  • Who pays for travel,
  • Cancellation policies,
  • Staging, lights and sound,
  • Event time line,
  • Performance time,,
  • Why you need multiple event contacts,

and much more. After this podcast you will know the core ingredients for a comedy contract. In fact, this contract format is great for musicians, speakers - any individual stage or platform presenter. 

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