Hiring a Stand-Up Comedian – Tips, Advice and How to Book

There are many things to consider when hiring a stand-up comedian and that’s why we have put together this guide filled with tips and advice before you book!

What Types of Event are a Stand-Up Comedian Suitable For?

Whether you are planning a big birthday bash or an eventful wedding reception, hiring a stand-up comedian will add an element of fun and laughter. Due to the different styles of comedy available, stand-up comedians are suitable for all kinds of event, including (but not limited to)…

  • Wedding Reception Entertainment
  • Birthday Party Entertainment
  • Corporate Event Entertainment
  • Fundraising Events

Many comedians can provide a routine that is free of swearing or taboo subjects which makes them perfect for family celebrations.

What Does a Stand-Up Comedian Actually Do?

A stand-up comedian will perform a routine of comedy to your guests. This is generally done as a type of “stage show” where the comedian stands in front of their audience with a microphone.

Subjects of humour can vary widely with both clean stand-up comedians and adult style stand-up comedians which work well for an adults only evening.




Many stand-up comedians will also interact with the audience and create on-the-fly comedy with plenty of banter!

How Long Will a Stand-Up Comedian Perform For?

Each stand-up comedian will have their own performance lengths, but many provide an hour or two of entertainment for their routine. If you need a longer performance, always check with your chosen performer before booking.

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How Much Will a Stand-Up Comedian Cost?

The costs to hire a stand-up comedian will vary between performers. This can be due to the amount of experience a stand-up comedian has, their location and length of routine. Peak times of the year may also impact prices.

What Should I Ask a Stand-Up Comedian?

Depending on the type of event you are planning, there may be many questions you might want to ask before you book a stand-up comedian. Some useful examples are included below:

  • Are you free to perform on the date of my event?
  • How much do you charge and how much of a deposit is needed to secure my date?
  • How long can you perform for?
  • What topics are included in your routines? (If you need them to avoid any potentially awkward topics, tell them beforehand)
  • Is your routine for adults-only or is it suitable for children?
  • Do you have public liability insurance?
  • Do you need any special equipment for setting up?

How do I Choose a Stand-Up Comedian?

Choosing a stand-up comedian generally comes down to the event you are planning. If you are hosting a family celebration, choose from the huge range of clean stand-up comedians on our website, www.EntertainersWorldwide.com – The easiest way to create a shortlist of potential comedians is to view each of their profiles and read about their previous experience. Many of the acts listed with us include video or audio samples of their work and this is a fantastic way to see if their style of comedy will work with your event.




I’ve Chosen a Stand-Up Comedian! How do I Book?

Not only do we make choosing a stand-up comedian a piece of cake, but booking one is simple too! All you need to do is click the “Contact Direct/Request Quote” button on the individual acts’ profile. This will put you in direct contact with your chosen stand-up comedian. Don’t forget, we offer this complete service free of charge!



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