Over here at Summit Comedy, we book comedians….sometimes they have “celebrity” status.  We have had the pleasure of working with many of the biggest names in the comedy business over the last 19 years.  Here is just a small sampling of talent we have worked with:

Hal Sparks, Josh Blue, Tom Segura, Iliza Shlesinger, Chris D’Elia, Colin Jost, Dave Coulier, DeRay Davis, Doug Stanhope, Jay Pharoah, Judah Friedlander, Michael Ian Black, Pete Davidson, Trevor Noah, Cecily Strong, Cristela Alonzo, Loni Love, Sasheer Zamata, Ben Bailey, Bo Burnham, Craig Robinson, Dave Attell, Hannibal Buress, Jim Breuer, John Oliver, Lavelle Crawford, Mike Birbiglia, Ralphie May, Richard Belzer, Amy Schumer, Bob Saget, Daniel Tosh, Dave Chappelle, Demetri Martin, Dennis Miller, Gabriel Iglesias, Kevin Hart, Rickey Smiley, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Kathy Griffin, Lisa Lampanelli, Monique

Hiring a celebrity comedian really isn’t that much different than hiring any other comedian.  The biggest differences are simply the price, and typically a celebrity comedian demands a bit more in their hospitality rider and maybe more production bells and whistles.

Step One: Reserve your venue.  Make sure it is available on the day of your event, and has the proper production needs for your event.

Step Two: Determine the budget you want to spend on your talent.  Celebrity Comedians typically start in the low end of $10,000 plus expenses and can go all the way up to $500k.  A good agent should be able to point you in the right direction with talent options that fits your specific budget, style of comedy desired &/or theme of event.

Step Three: Submit a formal offer for the talent you are interested in and the performance date desired.  If your offer is accepted, a contract and rider requirements will follow.

Step Four: Once your contract is fully executed between all parties involved, you need to promote your event if selling tickets.  Even if you have Jerry Seinfeld booked, no one will show up if the masses don’t know about the event.

Now I’ve simplified this process as there are many other small details and steps involved, but this is a great starting point in booking your celebrity comedian.  If you have any additional questions, please feel to contact us at Summit Comedy, Inc. and we will hand hold you from beginning until the end of your show to make sure your event goes over as smooth as possible making you look like a rock star in the process.

-Chuck Johnson
President; Summit Comedy, Inc.