Cost of Private, Corporate, Club and Public Comedy Events


One of the first questions we get asked is “How much is it?” The answer is “How much do you want to spend?” as there are many variables and each event is unique. We take pride in providing comedians and shows suitable for your needs and within your budget. The higher the budget, the more experienced and well known the artists are. The top ‘famous’ comedians can charge many thousands but there are many brilliant comedians charging in the low hundreds. If you have a venue but no equipment NCF can usually supply professional lighting, sound and stage at no extra cost. NCF Comedy will always have a representative at full shows unless otherwise agreed to ensure the smooth running of the show. However to give you an idea of costs (without venue hire) the following chart might be useful.

Price Range        Suitable for                      Type of Comedian

£500-£1000             Club or Pub night                   M.C, Headliner and supporting artists.

 The MC and headliner will be professionals. These regularly appear at comedy venues around the country. Some artists may have TV or Radio credits. The supporting artists will either be up-and-coming artists or will also be professionals. This is dependent on budget.

£1000-£2000+         Larger Capacity Clubs             Full Professional Line Up.
Most artists will have TV and/or radio credits and will also be regular performers at major national comedy clubs.

£750 - £10,000+      Corporate Functions               Full Professional Line Up.

 Depends on budget. Can be single artists to present awards etc. or a full comedy show

NCF Comedy regularly deal with all major artist agencies and have , in the past, engaged artists such as Joe Lycett, Paul Sinha, Nathan Caton, Katherine Ryan, Piff The Magic Dragon, Doc Brown. Whatever your budget (£500 and over) talk to us and we will recommend the best and most cost effective way forward. Contact me directly at [email protected] Please note that NCF Comedy currently does not charge VAT on top of the prices quoted.

NCF Comedy are fully insured. NCF Comedy is part of the NCF Entertainment Group NCF Entertainment, NCF Comedy and the Nottingham Comedy Festival are not registered for VAT