Responds within a day
Hired 5 times
Serves East Norwich, NY
32 years in business
Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and value.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My corporate Put-on Fee for a large business event is substantially higher then my fee for straight standup comedy for a private function or club work. I am a known entity in the Corporate Market for my talents as a Put-on and command a fair but pretty good fee. However, I am open to offers for situations where a company is local and has a legitimately smaller budget. My fee for personal toasts and roasts is also reasonable, considering I am writing original material for each such event but will be higher then my normal fee for straight stand-up comedy. I try to find out as much as I can from the client before putting out a price but sometimes that's not doable. I try to work with the client to find something that's mutually acceptable so I'm not underselling myself but also trying to make it work when possible with each client.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I gather as much information about each event I possibly can. I try to get the lay of the land, the room set-up, the audience make-up, the reason for the event, and if I'm personalizing or customizing, some specific information about individuals or honorees. If it's a corporate event, I ask for as much info about the company or industry and it's top issues and I also do homework on my own to create original material.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I combine over 35 years as a professional comedian, and 29 as a corporate put-on comedian, with my ability to act like a supreme expert in any industry, or a convincing guest giving a toast at a private function. I have a BA in history so I am avid about keeping up with current events which helps my material stay fresh for Stand-up, and I love creating customized humor for each special event. I have also taken studied acting in New York with some of the best coaches in the city to help me hone my performance skills. My years of experience at Fortune 1000 corporate functions, and top rated TV shows, as well as opening for big-name acts at major theaters have given me a great sense of understanding what it takes to succeed in a wide variety of high level show business situations.