Underground Comedy Club

Dan Tambling Comedy Presents: The Underground Comedy Club

After a few weeks of painful learning through trial and error it’s up and running. I have finally managed to set up an event on Facebook for my monthly Pro comedy night.

I’m super excited as it’s all going ahead. The venue, Prince Edward in Notting Hill, is all good to go.

We have organised the costs, capacity, door ticket sales and now the headliner and opener. I will also include 2 semi-pro acts to do 10 mins with a 5 min sandwiched in-between. What about little Dan Tambling though I hear you say…

Well, I will be MC for the night. This will give me plenty of stage time as well as the opportunity to interact with lots of different stand-ups, and be seen as someone who is serious about comedy.

Some people have mentioned that what I am doing is wrong. Or the wrong way of doing things. Some people seem to think I should do 5 mins (the same 5 mins over and over) for about 6 months in the hope that someone spots you and gives you a 10 min spot.

I have to be honest, there are many ways to skin a cat and therefore I believe what I am doing is the best way for me and my rapidly shrinking cash flow.

These 5 min open spots come at a cost. It costs money and time to travel across London or even just outside London. £5 here £12 there. All of a sudden you have clocked up a few hundred pounds of travel costs. If I did this for the next 6 – 12 months I would be on the street and very broke man.

Don’t get me wrong, I am doing, and will continue to do, the open spots around London, though I feel taking control and setting up my own comedy night is the way forward. Imagine if this night goes well, then the next step will be to set the night up fortnightly and then weekly.

And why, if it’s going well, do I need to be fixed to a single venue? Some comedy clubs have venues all over the shop. Obviously this will not happen tomorrow, buy you must dream big otherwise what’s the point?

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Dan Tambling is a stand-up comedian, sketch comedy writer, actor and producer of ‘12 sketches in a London house’. This is his blog.


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