Tired of the same dinner parties? The same idle chatter?
Love to laugh, but don’t want to go out to a show?
Bring the entertainment to you in the comfort of your own home!
About Living Room Laughs
Living Room Laughs curates high quality stand-up comedy shows in people’s living spaces. The one hour show features several comedians who are specifically selected by host and Living Room Laughs founder Michelle Slonim, to best suit the guests’ tastes.
During the COVID19 pandemic, we are doing custom , private stand-up comedy shows virtually via Zoom.
Michelle explains the origins of Living Room Laughs
Growing up in Manhattan I loved going to house parties. I could see how my classmates lived, check out their interesting homes, and see what snacks they offered guests. This was way more interesting than using my fake ID to get into bars. Flash forward to adulthood: I’m a standup comedian, wish I still needed a fake ID, and still prefer house parties to traditional New York City nightlife.
The seed for Living Room Laughs was planted when a friend of mine was hosting a jammin’ music birthday party in his home. I asked if we could incorporate a comedy show into the evening. And we did! The band took a break and my friend’s stairwell transformed into a stage and the comedy show began. People loved the intimacy of it, and after the semi-impromptu show, a few people came up to me and asked if I could put together a similar show in their home.
–Michelle Slonim, Founder
Frequently Asked Questions
Wait, How does it work?
Michelle Slonim will MC the show, bringing an amp and microphone. There will be three additional comics and voila we will put on a private 60-minute standup comedy show in your living room. In total it’s four entertainers, you, your guests and whatever food and beverages you provide.
When Do I Pay?
A 50% non-refundable deposit will be given upon contract signing and the remaining 50% is to be given five business days before the show. Typically payment is given via check, Chase Quickpay, Paypal or Venmo. Credit Card payment has an additional 4% processing fee.
Do I Tip The Comedians after the performance?
It’s always appreciated.
“Private comedy show at my own place? Sign me up! I went to a party hosted by Michelle and it really livened up the event. Great quality comedians. Would highly recommend.” –Zach Lainer
“You were so funny and my friends enjoyed the way you were the glue holding it all together. I’m picturing you saying ‘did he just call me glue?’ You were just great!” –David Tornabene
“Michelle and the gang had my friends rolling on the floor… rock on with your own bad self.” –Howard Olah-Reiken