Pre Show Rituals

Superstitious T ShirtThere are a lot of preparations that go into every show whether it is for a singer, a dancer, an actor, or a comedian. Even though comedians do not have a lot of flashing lights and extreme stage props, there are still things to do to get ready before the show. The stage must be clean, the props that are required should be there, the comedian should be relaxed in that space, and more. All of these little pre show rituals are the key to success and it goes beyond the stage to where everyone gets ready to go in front of hundreds of people.

Pre-Show Staging

Mic Check Even though most comedians have a simple barstool to sit on and perhaps a table to put their water on, there are still things that have to be done right. Microphones have to be tested and clearly heard, stage lights have to be put in the right areas, and sound checks happen well before show time. If there is a prop that needs to be put on stage, it is also set out so that when the comedian is ready, they can simply pick it up. This depends on the comedian and the type of acts that they have planned, but overall, this is the easiest part of the show.

Freshening Up the Comedy

So Fresh So CleanA comedian that is on edge may not come across as funny as they want to. This defeats their purpose of making people laugh and a comedian who isn’t funny, isn’t really a comedian that people want to go see. Therefore, they have routines that are designed to relax them and get them ready for the stage. They go through their routine to make sure that they have it down, they relax, and may even nap a little before they go on stage. Most all of them enjoy taking a relaxing shower before they go out in front of their fans as well, which is why most comedy houses use the guide to double shower heads by Pro Shower Source when preparing dressing rooms. Then, immediately before show time, the comedians will have someone do their hair and makeup to ensure that they do not end up looking ghostly pale in front of the spotlights.

Let the Show Begin

Comedians have a great job. They have the ability to make people see the funnier side of life. It is something that we all need be more able to do. If a comedian is not happy or relaxed, they may not be able to make their fans see how funny life is. It is the same with their fans. Fans also need to be relaxed and receptive to the humor. Therefore, a good comedy show place has seating that is comfortable for everyone who is there to watch. These areas have to be clean and the ability to make people happy that they are there. This too is a part of the pre show ritual, but it continues throughout the show as well.

Rolling the Show on The Road

Audible Comedy TourAs a comedy show, we spend a lot of time on the road. Traveling from one area to another to see who we will meet on the other end is part of the fun, but it can become boring if you are not completely prepared with everything you could possibly need and a good sense of humor even after being crammed into the bus for days. However, rolling the show on the road is what we do and we love every moment of it; most of the time.


You may imagine that a traveling comedy tour is nothing but a good time. To us, it is long hours spent in close quarters with others. We enjoy it. We love our job and the places that we are able to see as we travel from coast to coast and back again, but loving it doesn’t mean it is easy. We give up a lot of conveniences and spend a lot of time trying to find items that make our life easier when we step off the bus.

Must Haves

Must Have WifiWe have a lot of things that we consider absolute necessities. Car chargers with multiple wires so that we can all charge up at the end of a day would be one thing and perhaps the most important one. From there, our Wi-Fi hotspot box, our own toiletry items, a GPS system, and anything else we can put into our bag of tricks. One thing that we have discovered that helps us do even more than pile up in the bus is to bring along our cooler with wheels. It allows us to take the drinks wherever we are so that we can spend at least the time between arrival and departure from a show, out of the van. It is something that we have also discovered works well for us during the slower times when we can venture out to the lake or stop to sightsee some beautiful area along our route and if you do not have Yeti Cooler Wheels on your cooler; we suggest you get some. It just makes life so much easier when away from home.

On to the Next Show

As we prepare to head out again, we look for new items to make it easier to enjoy our road trip. We have a lot of things to do before we head out and we have a lot of routes to plan. When you have show dates that mean you leave home for a month and stop only for a few hours at night; you have to spend time with family and friends before you go. Otherwise, we cannot be as happy as we should be for the people who expect us to give them a good laugh. We also think up new stories to tell people so that they have reason to laugh with us and then we can share those stories on the bus as we travel to try and keep each other lifted up. Often, our best stories are those about the kids and our spouses because they are what makes our travels worth it.