The first question people usually as is, What is the cost of hiring a comedian?
The price varies, based on multiple factors.
Cost to Hire A Comedian is Impacted by:
How much experience does the comedian have? If they are experienced and in demand, the rates will be higher. Comedians with TV credits like HBO, Comedy Central, Netflix, Conan, The Tonight Show, and others will cost more. Comics that have appeared in movies will cost even more The results will be solid though and you won’t regret your investment in your event. Luck! If a comedian happens to be close by, doing another show, you will luck into a cheaper rate. Time of year will impact cost. During the busier months (October through December and again from March to May), there is more demand and there is greater choice for the comedians, so the price is a little higher. Travel distance will impact costs. Be very clear when you are negotiating about travel costs – you need to know if they are built in or are on top of regular fees. How many people are at the event?
Larger Comedy Show Costs
Comedians tend to charge more for large events, realizing the value you get out of it is more. This isn’t true of all comedians, however most will go full price for a larger event and offer discounts for smaller events.
The best advice we have to offer is, don’t go cheap. Remember, you get what you pay for. If you want to hire a comedian to be a focal point at your event, make sure they are good. Make sure your guests will have a great time.