Frequently Asked Questions
What's the best way to get started with booking the One Man's Stand comedy night fundraiser?
All you need to do is find a venue to hold your event, get three available dates that work for your group or cause (in order of preference) and then Book your Fundraiser to secure one of those dates. From there, we will work with you and guide you through our proven system, which has helped groups and causes raise, on average, over $5,000 after all expenses.
What type of comedy shows do you provide?
We provide a three person comedy show – host, featured act, and a headliner... minimum of 90 minutes of comedy.
F4F has a network of comedians that we draw from to fit the specific needs of your show. These comedians are selected by local Comedy Consultants with confidence in their ability to deliver a great show.
PG, PG-13, and 18+ shows available.
Where can we host this event?
If you have a venue in mind, be sure it will accommodate a comedy style venue (i.e. private function room, VFW, Elk’s, banquet halls - not a bar or lounge).
Should we have a meal at the fundraiser?
Don’t feel the need to feed the people (LOL). It’s a fundraiser, concentrate on fundraising, not feeding. Some venues will offer dinner service, while others do not – check your venue. You can make it a potluck style or BYOS (Bring Your Own Snacks). If you let the people know to eat before the show that means less money on food and more money towards your fundraiser!
What type of events will you raise money for?
Anything! We have done everything from raising money for a softball team to helping people pay for medical bills to PTA events. It really doesn’t matter, if it’s important to you, it’s important to us.
What are we responsible for taking care of in preparation for the event?
Everything is explained in detail at out FREE 1-HOUR weekly pep rally. We ask all perspective clients to attend just one pep rally.
How much time do I need to organize and promote a successful fundraiser?
We suggest at LEAST 4-5 weeks.
Does F4F promote our show?
Yes, only on the Funny 4 Funds Facebook page. Our personal pages are for our personal life and promoting upcoming shows where other companies have hired us to perform.
To be most beneficial to YOUR cause, please tell everyone in your group and their extended friends to "LIKE" Funny 4 Funds, so that we generate more activity to our posts of your show.
When will we receive the tickets for the show?
Back when we used phone books we also printed paper tickets for events. (LOL) All ticket transactions are online. The ticket purchaser can print their own tickets or display on their phone the night of the event.
What is the average amount raised when using Funny 4 Funds?
After expenses, the average amount raised has been $5000.
What is the benefit of using Funny 4 Funds over other types of fundraisers?
Funny 4 Funds has been involved in fundraising events for the last several years and have created a formula of what works versus what does not work to ensure that you will maximize your fundraising, accomplish your goal and have the least amount of stress possible during your experience. You will have personal contact with your Comedy Consultant for any questions or concerns you may have as your event date approaches.
How much is the cost to produce a Funny 4 Funds Show?
Production costs vary based on the market and talent. Your local Comedy Consultant can work with you to accommodate your budget or requests for talent.
Can I request specific talent for the show?
We book shows based on the date you request, not on the availability of specific talent. Comedians schedules are often booked up to a year in advance, and are subject to last minute changes. If you absolutely must have one or more specific comedians for your show, there will likely be an additional charge.
Do I need to provide a deposit for the show?
Yes, a deposit will be required upon booking to hold the date and activate your event page online. A show can be rescheduled upon availability, but if a show is cancelled the deposit is non refundable. We will hold the deposit during the rescheduling process. Shows can only be postponed due to state of emergency and inclimate weather.
What about Taxes?
Unfortunately, we're unable to provide specific tax advice since everyone's situation is different. While this is by no means a guarantee, most donations through Funny 4 Funds are simply considered to be 'personal gifts' which are not taxed as income in the US. Additionally, only donations made to a legally registered non-profit or charity may be considered eligible for donors to claim as a tax deduction. Again, every situation is different so please consult with a tax professional in your area.
How do I begin?
Contact the Comedy Consultant for your area.