Presenting live comedy is actually quite simple, once you have the formula and logistics in place.   It’s an event that many bars and clubs can reliably rinse and repeat several times with much success. 

Comedy is also one of those things that looks easier than it is.  It is a common story among bar owners and managers that have attempted a comedy night on their own without professional help, resulting in embarrassing and costly disaster. 

From the promotion to the production to the performance to the post-show experience, there are lots of pitfalls that the uninitiated can fall into. You don’t want to just wing it and hope for the best.   That’s bad news.

There are many steps involved in delivering a world-class experience for reasonable cost. 

I have been doing this since 1999, and one thing I can promise you is that everything always takes more work than we think it will at first.

Having a plan is the key. 

Those events that are successful have a way that they do things and a philosophy in place.

This is business.  Business has risks. And there are no guarantees. 

Luck always plays a part, but having a plan and sticking to it helps you get lucky. 

So, having said that, the good news is that there are only 3 Reasons Why Comedy Nights Fail...

1. If the comedians are not funny. Imagine that? That is why The Pub & Grub Comedy Tour™ is made up of an exclusive stable of national-touring headliners and heavy-hitters that can deliver fast-paced, blue-collar style comedy with quick & clever jokes and lots of audience interaction resulting in The Perfect Pub Performance™.   We have researched and recruited America’s “TOP 20 Bar Comics.”  No amateurs, open-mikers, or up-and-comers.   No overpriced Hollywood hot-shots or obscure New York hipsters.  The Pub & Grub Comedy Tour™  performers are homegrown, seasoned professionals with decades of experience and polished routines tailored for the over-21 bar crowd.  You can get some samples of the tour roster and watch some video clips on our ticketing page — CLICK HERE NOW 👉

2. If the comedians can’t be seen or heard. The comedians must seen and heard by everyone in attendance. Otherwise, attention spans will be severely limited, especially with alcohol involved. Our shows are 100% turn-key in that we bring the necessary sound and lights, so you don’t have to handle any technical stuff.

3. Nobody knows about it.  A systemized marketing plan is a key component to the success of The Pub & Grub Comedy Tour™.   Putting butts in seats is what we do.   Our “Publicity Machine” has been polished and perfected for the last 20-plus years. We have an amazing team that is completely prepared with the tools and tactics to back you up and deliver The Sold-Out Show System™, no matter who the performer is.  Leading up to each event, we take the time to navigate the numbers with you and make any course-corrections and adjustments as needed with the marketing and promotion. 


4. The venue has a bad reputation. There are many nightclubs, taverns, and neighborhood restaurants and bars that are known for crappy environments and customer experiences and that reputation will extend to their entertainment and events.  If a business is known for half-assing service, or having an uninviting atmosphere, or catering to customers of ill-repute, then the odds will be stacked against us.

If your approach to live entertainment is to use it as “background noise,” then The Pub & Grub Comedy Tour™ is only going to be a waste of time and money for everyone involved.

However, many of our clients have taken over a struggling bar business, with the intention of fixing it up and bringing in higher-quality customers. They use our show as a “Customer Appreciation Night” to put out good vibes in the community and differentiate themselves from the bad reputation left behind by previous owners or managers. 

You must have fun customers. The Pub & Grub Comedy Tour™ will be a smashing success for places that are classy, but not uptight; you know… places that are fun, but not out of control.  We don’t want any “Will Smith situations” 😁

So… whether you have fun, loyal customers and want to give them something new and different.  Or if you are looking for an attention-getting event as a way to boost business on a slow night, then let’s have a quick phone call to see how we can customize The Pub & Grub Comedy Tour™ to benefit your business. 

We can be reached at (515) 423-0141 or CLICK HERE to customize The Event Profit Gameplan™ for you.

During this call we will run The Audience Analysis™, complete The Profitability Profile™, give you The Logistics Snapshot™, and reveal The Full-House Formula™ 

Every place is different and what we do is NOT one-size-fits-all. So let’s talk.

Now more than ever, people are craving connection and bar-goers are demanding laughter.  Our job is to give them something fun and exciting to get out, have some drinks, share some laughs, and blow off steam.  

We are currently booking our schedule for next quarter, so call us now before you miss out.

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