We are a small entertainment company based in Albert Lea who is dedicated to bring quality family entertainment to small and midsized cities around Minnesota, Iowa, and soon as we can, everywhere else!
Originally I set out to create a radio brand to offer comedy challenges on local radio stations along with other original programming over time including radio dramas among other things.
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So what does it take to put on a comedy show?
It takes money first and foremost, but it takes more than that it takes getting the right entertainer and letting the right people know which takes advertising.
For the show in Albert Lea I had hoped to get a big enough group of open mic people who would have a good time telling a few jokes. But after spending over $1,000 mostly on advertising I could not find enough people, I had went to different venues and groups around town talking to the about it and handing out fliers at events in Northbridge Mall I even went to the college in Mankato and was only able to find one person willing to both make the drive and also agree to be family friendly. Another person who agreed was someone I already knew, and that was only 2 people hardly enough for a contest or a show.
Just 2 weeks out before the show, I was unable to find enough sponsors to make my free show viable, and without enough folks to go on stage it would have been over, but I was able to get help from Joey ILO to put on a real show with real comedians, and I had signs up at Northbridge Mall along with new ads on the radio but the stations that I had advertised on then were not able to get me enough people in time. I don’t blame the radio stations or anyone else, it is hard getting new things to catch on.
In conclusion the $5,000 I am hoping to raise will be used for...
Puting on 2 shows at Northbridge Mall in Albert Lea, and one in Mankato the show will feature 7 new comedians who will each perform for 10 minutes, for a 70 minute show costing only $7 most of the money will be used for advertising on radio and at the mall. Other costs will include printing and supplies, along with a payment to comedians for gas food and lodging.
feel free to contact Brian Link for details.
CELL: 612-810-4710 EMAIL: brian AT wisecracking.com