FAQ

In-Person Show Questions

Wait, how does it work?

Michelle Slonim will MC the show, bringing an amp and microphone and voila we will put on a private standup comedy show in your living room.

How long is the show and how many comedians?

Each show is customized. Most living room shows run 50-60 minutes with a handpicked group of comedians. It’s possible to customize the show length to fit the evening. For comedy shows that take place in restaurants, it’s recommended to have a shorter show. Food is not served and guests never eat during the comedy portion of the evening.

How much does it cost?

Because every show is customized, prices vary based on the event. We factor in elements such as day of the week, time, and whether it’s a charity, private party, or corporate event. Get a quote here.

When do I pay?

Payment is due 3 weeks before the show date. You can pay via Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, ACH, check, or credit card (which has an additional 5% processing fee.)

Do I tip the comedians after the performance?

Gratuity is not included but always appreciated.

Will the comedians stay for the rest of the party?

It depends on the comedians’ schedules, unless specific arrangements are made in advance.

Do the comedians use appropriate language?

It’s totally up to you. If you have material and/or language restrictions, we coordinate with the comedians to make sure they are followed. However, we recommend not restricting the comics as they are professionals and can feel out a room based on how the audience is responding.

What are your COVID-19 regulations?

On top of following local safety recommendations, nearly all of our comedians are vaccinated. In the rare instance we’re thinking of using someone who we will run it by you, and make arrangements based on your comfort level.

Do I have to provide food for the comedians?

No, but it’s always appreciated!

Where will Living Room Laughs comedians travel?

We predominately service New York City tri-state area.

Do I need a big apartment/home?

No. One of the best features of Living Room Laughs is its intimacy. Living Room Laughs is perfect for any living space; we’ve done events in studio apartments, Classic Sevens and suburban homes.

I have a nice backyard; can I do the comedy show outside?

While comedy is definitely funnier indoors, COVID19 has forced us to expand to virtual and outdoor shows. So yes, for the foreseeable future, you can have your comedy show outside.

Is the show a roast?

No, it is a stand-up comedy show. Since the setting is intimate there will most likely be an element of crowd work, but most of the show is comedians doing their act.

Is this only for dinner parties?

No. Living Rooms Laughs is a comedy show that’s perfect for any event in your home, office setting or any private space.

What is the dress code?

It’s totally up to you. If you have a dress code in mind, we coordinate with the comedians to make sure it is followed.

Who are the comedians?

The comedians are top tier New York City comics who play in all the major clubs.

Can I choose the comedians?

No. However, Living Room Laughs will ask questions about you and your party so that we select the most appropriate comedians for your specific event. There of course are exceptions within reason.

What is a Hybrid show?

A hybrid is when the show is performed live in front-of part of your audience while simultaneously streaming it through our own high-resolution camera so your out-of-town friends and colleagues can Zoom in and enjoy the show in real time.

Virtual Show Questions

How much does this cost?

Pricing varies depending on the date, length of show, number of comedians, and whether you have custom requirements. Get a quote here.

How does Zoom comedy differ from live, in-person comedy?

Zoom comedy shows are just like live comedy shows in that your participation and energy is key to the show’s success. When you and your guests have their video and sound turned on, the evening is much more fun and interactive.
Unlike Netflix, the comedians can hear and see you, and often interact with you. The show isn’t a roast, but just like in live, in-person comedy, crowd work is an essential part of the performance.

What do you need from me to get started?

Check out our 2-minute demo video!, This will give you a feel of how a virtual comedy show works.
After that, have a date in mind and fill out your info, and Michelle will give you a call. She’ll ask a few questions about you and your guests to help curate the ideal show for all of you.

I’ve scheduled a date and paid. What do I need to do to prepare?

Michelle will ask you to select 5 friends to ask in advance to keep their video and sound on while being in a quiet space. You’ll receive a unique link to send to all your guests. The more friends and co-workers that log in, the merrier!

How many people can attend my virtual comedy show?

We can support up to 995 participants.

What are the technical requirements?

As long as your computer, tablet or phone can run Zoom and has reliable internet, you’re good to go!

How do I pay for my package?

Payment is due 3 weeks before the show date. You can pay via Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, check, or credit card (which has an additional 5% processing fee.)

Can I select which comedians will perform?

No. Part of the reason to work with us is because comedian’s schedules often change at the last minute. We guarantee you a high-quality show with professional comedians, but want to save you the headache of booking and rebooking specific acts.

Will you play a video for us?

We are happy to coordinate with you for playing pre-produced videos before or after your virtual comedy party.

Do I tip after the show?

Gratuity is not included but always appreciated.

Do the comedians use appropriate language?

If you have topic and/or language restrictions, tell us in advance and we’ll coordinate with the comedians to make sure they are followed. However, we recommend not restricting the comics as they are professionals and can feel out a “room” based on how the audience is responding.

Who are the comedians?

The comedians are top tier New York City professional comics who play in all the major clubs and theaters.

Is the show a roast?

No, it is a stand-up comedy show. Since the setting is intimate there will most likely be an element of crowd work and interaction, but the majority of the show is comedians doing their act.

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