House Show FAQs
What is a House Show?
An intimate, frequently unplugged, performance in a house. You invite your community, perhaps there is food, and drinks, and I perform (and tell jokes and stories) for about an hour.
Do I need a large room in order to host a house show?
You do not need a large space to host a house show. I have performed in small corners, and in wide echoey halls, and to be honest I tend to prefer the corners. Typically the issue is seating for the audience, but if people are willing to stand/sit on the floor (bring their own blankets, etc) it doesn't tend to be an insurmountable problem.
How many people would I need to invite?
As many (or as few) as you like! I've performed for as many as 2 to 250 people and enjoyed all of it. I'm there to connect with whoever the audience is.
Would you perform outside, or on my back porch?
Probably not. I suffer from pretty terrible allergies, and don't imagine anyone wants to watch or listen to me sneeze, and cough my way through a set. Additionally, I much prefer to perform house shows with limited amplification — in doors is almost always a more enriching experience both for me, and for the audience.
How much do you charge?
The goal for every show is $500. The number is flexible (in either direction) and doesn't necessarily have to be covered by the host. Some hosts prefer to pay a flat fee rather than host a ticketed event, and some hosts prefer ticketed/donation based events. If you're on a budget but want to host a show, please reach out and we will work something out.
Would you stay overnight in my home?
If possible, yes! I have an air mattress, but I would also happily accept a couch. In the event that this degree of hosting is not possible, I would just ask for help covering lodging elsewhere.
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