Directions for Comedians


Description: Comedians are invited to do two five minute segments which should vary in nature (we are not talking about nature like trees and flowers we are talking about different subjects; lol). In other words, make it great. You will receive two demonstration videos professionally edited with a laugh track from the audience that you bring with or a laugh track that we can insert. An MC will introduce you to the audience and you will have a click slate on your video. 

Wardrobe: Dress as you would if you were going to be on The Tonight Show.

What to Bring With You: You will be responsible to bring any props you may use during your act. 

Who to Bring With You: If you have someone who will assist you with props,  hair or makeup please bring them with at your designated shoot time. They will not appear on camera. It is always best to bring someone who you work well with. Your friends and family are invited to be your audience. Once your shoot is ready, we will invite them in to be seated and we recommend that you're comfortable with their potential reaction in advance. i.e. if they are friends who will not support your performance by potentially heckling you do not bring them. Make good choices for your audience. (Other Chicago Demo Reel participants may be the audience)

Being Prepared: We recommend that you rehearse in your own time in order to do a full run through on your assigned rehearsal date. The more prepared you come for the rehearsal date and the shooting date the faster the workflow will be overall. Due to tight scheduling with other clients, we will not be able to delay the shoot if you are not fully prepared. 

Rehearsals: Your rehearsal will take place 24 hours prior to your shooting date. Here you will familiarize yourself with the crew, the staging area, and the rest of the clients that will perform on your same shooting date.

Delivery Date: Approx. 21 Days after shoot.

Release: A release will be required from each participant that will be on screen.