College Shows pay more…

If we had a dime for every entertainer who told us that college shows pay more, don’t understand the nature of the market.  Yes, there are some colleges who will pay $50,000 or even $100,000.  But these big budget shows are reserved for household names.

College shows start at $600 and go up from there. To tell us what colleges are willing to pay because you got that amount once or your hear what someone got is not the reality of the business.  Budgets come in all shapes and sizes and the more we get, the more we are able to afford in the level of comedy.

The question you need to ask yourself, is if I am willing to work for that money, does it fit in my schedule and what else am I doing at that time.  Most entertainers mistakenly think they can hold out for a better price…this doens’t work on two levels–

Unless you are a household name, you can easily be replaced by another comic who is willing to work for that money.

Most colleges, military bases and casinos simply don’t have or don’t want to pay anymore. 

If Entertainmentmax can’t work within their budget, the client goes to any number of other booking agencies.  If the comic can’t work within the budget of a show, we simply go elsewhere until we find someone qualified who will — and there always is.

It may be harsh, but this is the reality of the entertainment business today.

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