Would You Like to See Me at Your Local Comedy Club?
Then you should contact the club and request me by name. I can certainly market to a place and do the leg work, which I certainly have done, but when potential paying customers want to see someone it can carry a lot of weight.
Comedy clubs are a strange game, especially if you have an act like mine (one where some can't figure out if you're more comedian than juggler and vice versa). I don't court the comedy club market as much anymore because they don't pay very well and there's about three times the bootie-kissing needed to get those lower-paying gigs. That being said, I love working them and will happily go to one near you, if they ask me.
A phone call is good, and an e-mail is even easier. Plus, you can include my own website link when sending an e-mail to your local club. If they get enough people asking to see me, there's that much more of a chance they'll book me.
Let's go with some clubs local to me. Keep in mind this same plan can work with clubs near you, but not without your help.
Zanies has three locations in Chicago and one in Nashville, TN. Here are the contact pages for all of them.
Zanies, St. Charles
Zanies, Vernon Hills
Comedy Comedy is in Aurora, IL and has booked me in the past, but mysteriously, not in some time. They have a contact page and an e-mail address. Drop them a line, please.
The Improv has a new Chicago location and while they're not exactly very Chicago-friendly, they do respond to customer interest. Why not e-mail them, hmmmm?
Barrel of Laughs is in the south Chicago suburbs and is among the longest-running comedy clubs around. I haven't been there in some time. Perhaps you can help change that for me by contacting them.
If any of you do send one or maybe one hundred e-mails on my behalf to a certain location, please let me know so I can back it up with some additional marketing.