- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I try to keep pricing fair and simple. For performance gigs (Comedian, Host, MC): Traveling over an hour away and last many bookings (less than 5 days) will carry an extra fee. For Coaching: I can offer discounts and better rates for longer term commitments.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
As a Performer/ Host: I prefer to have as much info upfront: time, place, expectations, special needs, restrictions; and then I always arrive 30 minutes early or earlier in order to get acclimated with the space and run through any schedules or itenerary I should know about it. When working with a new comedy coaching client: I start with a brief phone call and then an online questionnaire that explores their comedic roots, influences and motivations and helps me to get to know them better. Next, a weekly phone appointment is established. Each call lasts about an hour and we go over exercises, joke premises and specific questions or issues the client is having. Assignments, Challenges and Suggestions are made and then it is up to the client to complete them or follow through by the next week. I prefer to book clients in 4 month cycles where you commit to 4 months of working together and we can renegotiate for another 4 months of sessions, but I can also work on a case by case basis to do one off set reviews and workshops.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been a comedian for over 9 years, and studied it practically my whole life, first via fandom and later by reading every book I can find on the topic. I actively participate in online writing groups and for the past year I have worked with my own comedy coach to develop my coaching and mediation skills. I currently host and mediate a weekly open mic and writers room where comics are given stage time and then a group discussion ensues around each set.