THE COMEDY TORNADO
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of Paul Venier!
How long are your performances?
My shows are usually 1½ to 2 hours long unless the purchaser requires less.
Do you supply a P.A. System and Lighting?
I do if I am the attraction. If I am only booking the show, they are usually supplied by the purchaser.
Do you do private parties?
90% of my shows are private parties, corporate shows, and fundraisers.
What do you require to do a private party?
All I need is a 10 ft. wide by 6 ft. deep area to perform.
Are your shows adult-oriented or can they be attended by children?
I mostly do adult shows and they are rated 'Soft R' but I also do shows with teenagers and clean it up a little...lol.
What makes a great comedy event?
Atmosphere and setup. The audience must be close to the performance area. Comedy is meant to be intimate. When the crowd is far away, the show suffers and most often is not a successful event. People must also be seated, not standing and milling around.
Do you book other acts other than yourself?
Most definitely. I book many other acts all the time. My main objective is to make the client happy and I work towards that end at all times.
Do you require a deposit to book a show?
99% of the time a deposit is required to confirm the date and to protect the performers from last-minute cancellations from the purchaser.
How far do you travel?
I perform all over the Continental United States, so distance is not an issue. I mostly concentrate in the Northeast but nowhere is too far for me.
Do you perform outside?
I do, when the weather permits, and require some sort of tent, tarp or something to perform under to protect my equipment in case of rain.