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"Purple Cactus has provided a vital service to the Festival for four years. They have helped raised the profile of the Festival to the extent where it has been listed in the top 5 festivals in the UK by The Times. We couldn't be more grateful.” – Frome Festivall


Comedy Shows

Are you looking to run your own comedy club or a one-off comedy show? If so we have just what you need!

Our comedy show services provides you all the expertise, advice, and comedians you could require. And location is not a problem as we produce shows all over the UK and beyond.

With our comedy shows you will create a night to remember that will leave your audience wanting more, whether it’s a one off or the start of a completely new regular club!

Suitability for comedy:
  • First things first – there are a few key aspects to ensuring a venue can run a successful comedy night, and they are almost as important as getting the right comedians!
  • The goal is to create an ideal environment for a comedy club. Although there are often ways to work around issues so that almost any room can be suitable, there are certain core essentials needed to some degree.
Venue Suitability Check-List:
  • Separate function room
  • Stage
  • Stage lighting
  • Good quality PA system
  • Seating for your audience (at least 80% of capacity)
  • All audience members have good line of sight to the stage

In regards to tech you don’t need anything lavish, so don’t panic! As long as the acts can move around a bit, their faces are clearly lit, and the audience are comfortable (and can see and hear) then you are good to go!

Why not request a free brochure now!


Over the years we at Purple Cactus have run dozens of clubs, & arranged hundreds of shows, all across the UK and beyond, from London to Mallorca, from Scotland to Lanzarote.

We produce only the best bills possible, with the most complete service, to ensure your comedy shows go off in style.

What we offer:
  • Free advice on everything including:
    • Room set up
    • Ticket pricing & production
    • Promotional material (posters/flyers) design and production
    • Early-booking discounts and membership schemes
    • ..and many more
    • Press releases to local papers.
  • Comprehensive & highly experienced advice and support from start to post-show.
  • Every comedy show tailor-made to suit your venue/event. Comedians being handpicked from the cream of comedians performing today. Even including some visiting, top quality, international acts.
  • 24hr customer service! We are available anytime you need us.
Show Pricing:

For a standard comedy show you need to start at around £600+vat (2 x Acts + Compere).

But this is just the basic package (depending on location & other factors), because the sky is the limit on the scale and quality of show you can produce!

The greater the budget then the greater the quality of acts that will be available! It will also allow you to add additional comedians as well as increase the profile of those potentially available.

Please note that very high profile comedians are subject to limited availability and their touring schedules.

Show Timings:

Timings for shows are flexible, and can be determined with consultation. Every show has different requirements, and we just need to find the timings that suit you!

Basic Times: A standard show (2 x Acts + MC & interval) is around 1hr 40-50mins.

Each act added then extends the show by roughly 40 minutes. Plus allows you the option of an extra interval (roughly 20 minutes per interval)

Simple really!

So if you feel you are ready for a cracking comedy night, and would like to see what we can do for you, please do get in touch.

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