| Office hours: Monday - Thursdays 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Comedians please call and confirm on Mondays between 12:00pm -5:00pm
Always get to the show 30 minutes before show start time. If you are running late
you must call the club so they know when to expect you. When you are late it makes the
owner & other acts nervous not to mention it's unprofessional.( you need to let us know if
you DOUBLE UP so we can expect you late!)
Welcome to North Shore Comedy Productions/ Management.
The most important thing you can do as a comic is to update you avails with us at least
once a month so we know where you are (you never know when a last minute gig comes
Emergencies? North Shore Comedy's main phone number is cell phone (978) 828-5939
so we can attend to every call as it comes in (please make sure it's an emergency).
Photos & Bio: Please give us updated photos of yourself. We send out 2-3 to each of our
clients to use. We do not book comics who have no info in our files so please send in
photos promptly when asked.
Getting Paid: Important If you are being paid by NSC you will be paid within two to four
weeks after the gig. Payment is sometimes different with each club and you will be told
prior to the show when you call to confirm your dates. (Always carry ample road cash with
Cancellation Policy: We hate this as much as you do but it happens. If you need to
cancel a gig please let us know as soon as possible so we can fill your spot, Two weeks
should be enough notice but we will go on a case by case basis. If the gig is canceled we
will make every effort to notify you prior to the show. If the show is canceled day or night of
gig it usually is standard for the club to pay ½ to all performers (we will do our best to see
that you get your money). The only way the client doesn't have to pay is if there is an
uncontrolled condition such as snow, fire, flood ect..
Working Competitors Room a Same Town: This is not a problem with us as we are
comics too and understand that we all need to make a living, however we do like to space
out your visit to the town so the patrons don't get sick of the same act.
Bookings: We book from the avails you give to us. An on-line calendar is a great FREE
tool to have If we have something for you we will call you as soon as possible. We may call
ten or more comics so it is first come first serve. It has been my personal experience that
the comics who have Cell phones get all the gigs. (You all should get a cell phone this is
an age where you need one) one call for a gig could pay for the cell for the year. You will
see how many calls you used to miss once you get a cell phone THEY WORK!
Want More Work? If you know of any club or potential client who may want to do a
comedy show please call the office for more info. Please give them one of our cards or our
number and ALWAYS get their info as well, say you refereed them. We pay finders fee
and it is best NOT to hand out your card since it is our account they saw you at.
Comics Who Owe Us $$: Don' put yourself in this category. If you pick up the check or
commission please send it a.s.a.p If we don't get it in two weeks we will dock you $25.00
off your check. We try to pay on time and if your late that makes us late to pay the other
comics and I'm sure we all agree that the sooner we get paid the better ( if you pay us on
time we notice, and will think of those comics first when it comes to giving out work).
Referring Comics: Please have them send a bio + tape so we can view it along with a
note saying you referred them. Comics who we don't know can NOT do guest spots in our
rooms without permission.
Please Tell Us: Please tell us of anything unusual happened at the show so we know. All
matters are strictly confidential. We can't fix a problem if we don't know it exists. THANKS!
Thank you for working for us and helping us to become one of New England's largest and
most respected comedy agencies.
NORTH SHORE COMEDY PRODUCTIONS/MANAGEMENT
TOLL FREE # 1-800-923-0879 or www.rentacomic.com