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Today I talk with CLUB 52 member and PATREON supporter Susan Sussman about setting up your first fundraiser show. Susan is a comedienne from Norfolk, VA who I met through the podcast. She followed through on some of the suggestions I made in THIS BLOG about setting up a show. Then we talked live about the event. And, next I followed up afterwards to see how it went.

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Thanks to this week's Patreon Sponsor Ron Havens and the Clean Comedy Challenge!

Lot's of great info on this episode about setting a comedy show, whether it be your own show or a comedy fundraiser show.

We cover a lot of ground, including:

  • How many comics to have on the show
  • How long the comedy show should be
  • Where to set ticket prices
  • Stage, sound and lights set up
  • Expecting the unexpected at a fundraiser show
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Food and beverage
  • Structuring the line up of the show

and much, much more.

Thanks to this week's Patreon Sponsor Ron Havens and the Clean Comedy Challenge!
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Club 52



"Club 52" is a 52 week, email based stand-up program. It will include a weekly challenge designed to help you become a better comedian. This year long program will feature an email every Friday from me. I will ask you to take a serious look at some of your business practices, writing processes, performance techniques, branding, marketing and a whole lot more.

The program starts the week you join and continues for 52 weeks as long as you are still supporting the podcast through Patreon at the $7 a month level.

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