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Last Laugh Comedy Club - Standup Comedy Performance Agreement

This Performance Agreement (the "Agreement") is entered into as of the date of the show, by and between Last Laugh Comedy Club (the "Club") and the performing act (the "Performer").

Contractual Agreement

​By performing at Last Laugh Comedy Club, the Performer automatically enters into this contract.


  • Fixed Payment Shows:

    • Fixed payment shows are where a representative of the Club books the Performer with a pre-agreed fee. 

    • This fee is a fixed amount and cannot be altered by the Club or the Performer post show.

    • Any changes to the fixed fee must be made at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled performance.

    • The Performer must submit an invoice within 5 days after the performance.

    • Payment will be made 2 weeks after the date of invoicing.

  • Profit Share Shows:

    • Profit share shows are shows where 100% of the net profit of ticket sales is paid to the Performers.

    • Net profit refers to the total amount after expenses e.g. transaction fee, cost of mc/host & cost of marketing.

    • The Performer will receive a percentage of the net profit from ticket sales based off minutes performed (e.g. Show time = 100 minutes, Performer time = 10 minutes, Performer profit share = 10% of net profit)

    • The Performer acknowledges the risk that if no tickets are sold, there will be no payment.

    • The amount to invoice will be shared within 7 days of the show.

    • The Performer must submit an invoice within 5 days after being informed of the amount to invoice.

    • Payment will be made 2 weeks after the date of invoicing.

  • Unpaid Shows:

    • The Performer may be offered opportunities to perform unpaid spots. Unpaid spots do not have a performer fee. 

    • The Club has an obligation to inform the Performer prior to booking as to whether the performance will be unpaid. 

    • Once the Performer has agreed that the performance will be unpaid, the Club is under no obligation or liability to pay the act for their services for that show. 

Performance Requirements

  • The Performer agrees to arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled show time unless agreed prior with the Club & showrunner.

  • The Performer agrees to perform for the duration of minutes as agreed prior with the showrunner. In the event that the Performer does not complete the duration of the agreed set time, the performance fee will be altered fairly to reflect that. 

  • The Performer acknowledges that if they run over the agreed duration of their set time, that no extra fee will be incurred by the Club.

  • The Performer agrees to adhere to all Club policies and guidelines during their performance.


  • The Club will be responsible for promoting the performance through its usual channels.

  • The Performer is encouraged to promote their performance through their own social media and other platforms.

Cancellation policy

  • If the Performer is performing on a fixed fee and needs to cancel, they must provide at least 48 hours' notice to the Club.

  • If the Performer is performing on a profit share and needs to cancel they must provide at least 24 hours’ notice to the Club.

  • If the Club needs to cancel an event, they will provide at least 24 hours' notice to the Performers.

  • In the event that the club has to cancel an event whereby fixed fees have been agreed with the Performer, with less than 24 hours notice, the Club will discuss reparations with the Performer in regards to fuel cost and/or accommodation cost if any.

Expected Conduct and Behavior

  • The Performer agrees to maintain a professional demeanor at all times while at the Club.

  • The Performer will not engage in any behavior that could be considered offensive, discriminatory, or harmful to any audience members, staff, or other performers.

  • The Performer will refrain from using hate speech, slurs, or any content that promotes violence or discrimination against any individual or group.

  • The Performer will respect the Club's property and facilities and ensure no damage is caused.

  • The Performer agrees to comply with all local laws and regulations while at the Club.

  • Any violation of these conduct and behavior expectations may result in the termination of the performance and forfeiture of any agreed-upon compensation.


  • The Performer performs at their own risk. The Club is not liable for any injury or damage that occurs during the performance.

  • The Performer is responsible for any damage they cause to the Club's property during their performance.


  • This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior negotiations, representations, or agreements, whether written or oral.

  • Any amendments to this Agreement must be made in writing and signed by both parties.

  • This Agreement is governed by the laws of Aotearoa New Zealand.

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