Oh man, I am really torn, do I go weekly? Or do I go fortnightly… or call it a day?
Weekly means it’s all go and and it’s the best option for building a following. Fortnightly is the next step for any sane person. But I can’t help thinking fortnightly is not committing 100% and therefore there’s a chance it will be just the same as monthly.
Call it a day.…well that would be the easiest option, but I have all the equipment, the contacts, acts all booked in, the flyers, the website…
So I decided the only way to get the Notting Hill venue rocking is to go weekly
Week 1: Ticket sales are a massive 2!
Shit this is bad, what am I going to do ?
I put a few people on the guest list, but as usual they pulled out due to sudden illness and tiredness. 2 of the biggest killers on Londoners.
Total on the night: 9
Umm… this is bad, really bad. Ok let’s not panic, it’s been 2 months since the last gig, so momentum is going to build back up again right?
Week 2: Ticket sales: 10
Ok, better though still quite concerned.
Total on the night: 22…
Ok so that’s a big improvement on last week, but still 10 people off an OK‐sized audience. Fingers crossed for next week.…..
Week 3: Ticket sales: 8
Total on the night: 16
Was weekly a bad idea? Is Notting Hill a bad idea? Is running a comedy night a bad idea?
Ok on the plus side, the gigs are all Recommended in TimeOut London. Everyone who has come to the comedy in the last 3 weeks have all been new faces. Though I can’t keep on loosing cash just for fun. We need to make a decision.
- Call it a day today. Cancel all acts and get excited about how I am doing to spend my Thursday evenings.
- Ride it out until end of July as the acts are already booked in.
- Move locations to a new part of Notting Hill
- Try harder
What would you do?