Showcase Performer Guidelines and Information

Updated September 10, 2014

Zanies Showcase Performer Guidelines and Information

Please read carefully as these rules apply to ALL SHOWCASE PERFORMERS!

1. The more guests you can bring/invite, the better for you and all of your fellow performers.  A special “Friend of Performer” price is offered on Showcase nights.

2. Arrive by the “ARRIVE BY” time listed in the confirmation email & check in with Lucy Sinsheimer (our showcase booker) at the Main Showroom Door.

3. Stick to your time and be smart about it.  You are responsible for knowing how long you have been on stage. This is out of respect for your fellow performers to ensure everyone gets to do their time. Your set needs to be tailored to the amount of time you are allotted.  You will be given a light a minute before you’re set is supposed to finish. Please be timely about this!

4. Out of respect to every performer you and your guests are asked to stay through the entire show and not just your set. 

5. Each guest is required to purchase two items inside the club that can be met in any food or beverage or food/beverage combination. 

6. Minimum age requirement for both performers and guests is 18 years of age or older with a Valid Photo ID.  Exceptions can be made for up and coming comics under 18.  Please send us an email with a link to your online video as to why an exception should be made for you.

7. Excessive Vulgar Language is frowned upon. 

8. Zanies is not a platform to voice your political views and opinions.

9. IMPORTANT: If you cannot make your confirmed date you must contact at least 24 hours in advance so your time can be given to another performer. 

New Comics: Each showcase will have two wildcard spots. These spots are for performers who are either new to stand up or have only performed a handful of times. You will need to contact at least a week in advance but preferably a few weeks in advance. New performers are given 3 minutes!

How to get into comedy: If you are interested in trying stand-up comedy, but are hesitant and don’t think you’re ready for a showcase, we have Comedy Classes available just for you! Click HERE for more information on our Comedy Classes or follow this link:

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