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Comedy night

First Name Bill
Last Name Roskar
E-mail broskar@rogers.com
Club Name Kinsmen Club of Stayner
District # 1
Number of Members 26-40
Community Size Small community (less than 20,000)
Community Type Rural
Project Name Comedy night
Type of Project (check all that apply) Ticketed event (Gala, Princess Ball, Comedy Fest, Lip Sync Battle, Trivia Night etc.)
If other, please describe
Was this project a fundraiser? Yes
Description of project Has been running for upwards of 20 years. We rent the local community centre and bring in 3 professional comedians. A DJ does a dance after the comedians. There is a cash bar run by the club. Tickets are $20.00 per person.
Service Hours 21-50
Did you leverage this project as a way to recruit new members? No
If you answered yes to the question above, please explain:
How was this project promoted in your community? newspaper, posters throughout town, local radio and cable TV.
What were some challenges you faced with this project, and how could your project be improved? First few years were lean and not as profitable as now. It has become an institution in town and people are always asking when it's happening. We sell 350 tickets.
What was the approximate budget for this project? $5,000-$10,000
If the project was a fundraiser, what were the sources of revenue for this project? Ticket sales and bar sales.
If this was a fundraiser, how much money was raised (minus expenses)? $5,000-$10,000
What were the expenses for this project? Comedians cost about $2200.00, hall rental $650.00, late night snack costs the club about $300.00. Hall decorations $300.00
Is there anything else you would like to share that would assist another club in duplicating this project in their community? At the end of the day this event generates about $8000 in profit to the club. It's relatively easy to do. We use an agency to supply the comedians with the condition they keep their program a little subdued. Comedians can often become quite vulgar and we were getting complaints but nothing lately.