To book a show send an email asap. The sooner you make contact the better, even if you have no solid plans.
Whether the college show is requested to be RATED R or PG it is guaranteed to be a night that students will be talking about for years. Colleges get a full service package from the professionally designed show poster, to the comedy concert followed by a Q&A (diversity workshop optional), to the "Meet & Greet" for pictures & autographs at the end of the night. Students get more than a comedy show - they get an experience.
FLAT RATE FEE includes:
(1) 1 hr stand up comedy concert
(2) 1 hr "Asians in the Media" Q&A workshop (optional)
(3) Travel & housing expenses (except transportation from
airport to venue unless it is more than a 40 min drive)
CONTRACT & PAYMENT REQUIRED BY SHOWDATE
(Fee is same if Q&A is not requested or if expenses are covered).
Follow these for best show possible. 1-5 are absolutely necessary. Most venues have these settings. Contact artists with conflicts.
1) Stage at least 10'x 10' and elevated at least 1'.
Stadium seating is fine if artist & audience are not at
same floor level. Stage area must be at different level.
2) Hand held microphone w/strong volume. NO BODY MIC
3) Proper spotlights not ceiling lights from directly above.
4) Proper sound system able to play CD w/strong volume.
5) ALL house lights off & windows shades shut. NO SUN.
6) Venue w/proper acoustics. No echo and not outside.
7) Podium or simple music stand for Q&A.
8) NO flash photos & NO recordings. Includes cellphones.
9) Row seating close to each other & stage. No tables.
10) No food or drink during show. During Q&A is fine.
11) No noisy venues (Near bar or cappucino machines, etc).
12) Climate controlled venue. Not hot or freezing.
13) Sound check & access to venue 2 hrs before showtime.
14) Tech crew for light & sound present at sound check.
15) No one under 17 permitted into show even w/guardian.
16) Assign 4 persons to help usher (not shy people).
17) Assign 1 person to read intro provided on show day.
18) Assign 1 person to watch merchandise tables.
19) People assigned to help present 1 hour before show.
20) Venue closed to public until 15 min before showtime.
NO ONE ELSE present except people assigned to help.
21) 3 rectangular merchandise tables approx 3' x 6'
(placed inside or immediately outside venue).
22) 2 bottles of water & 1 bottle of Gatorade (any flavor).
WHEN ARTIST ARRIVES AT VENUE IMMEDIATELY
OFFER GATORADE. This seemingly random request
will confirm to artist that entire tech list was read.
ANY ROOM CAN BECOME A COMEDY VENUE IF YOU REQUEST:
1 portable stage, 1 spotlight, 1 mic, speakers, and chairs.
"Last night I attended the Asian American Student Association Ball at which you spoke. Let me begin by saying that I have spent a significant amount of time over the past few years booking and attending lectures through my involvement on the ASUN (Associated Students of the University of Nevada) Programming Board. Throughout this time, I can honestly say that I have never seen a speaker who could engage students and keep them interested as well as you can. Your comedy act and workshop offer a unique combination which is rarely seen, and which serves to have a very positive impact upon students."
- Alicia Lerud, ASUN Pres., Univ. of NV, Reno (NV)
"We are writing to extend our appreciation in the great night you gave to MHC. It was absolutely such an amazing impact on the whole community, not just within Asian students. Your comedy show was original, thought-provoking AND funny! Your workshop built a platform for open discussion across all ethnicities on Asian American issues, which otherwise wouldn't be possible. Working with you was definitely a joy, especially that you are such a nice person, on-stage and off-stage. We are hearing a lot of very positive feedback, and certainly this event helped gain great exposure to CCA."
- Xue Bai, Ann Hsu, CCA Co-Chairs, Mount Holyoke College (MA)
"You definitely have exceeded many, if not all of our expectations. The response was that you were "fantastic" and that you were "great." Your mixture of comedy and workshop was both effective and entertaining. And as you can imagine, you were an inspiration to many students. Some of our more complacent members were so touched by your workshop that they've asked to contribute a more active role into our club now. And as far as the rest of the campus is concerned, your voice has definitely generated a lot of great and healthy debates regarding social stigmas and identity issues. Awareness was the key for us and you really nailed it."
- Wil Yip, ASA Pres., Haverford College (MA)