FAQs

What does Comicus do?

Comicus provides comedians, speakers, sports personalities, hosts/presenters and bands/musicians for a whole range of entertainment activities. Comicus offers a selection of artistes, some being household names, others solid working professionals respected in their industry, each chosen for their suitability for the particular event they are needed for, such as: Conferences – This could be someone…
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How do we work?

Comicus acts as an employment business (see T&C’s below), consultant, booking agent, producer; we negotiate fees, issue contracts, and provide a full liaison between client and artiste from initial enquiry to the final delivery of the event. Choosing exactly the right act for your particular event is never easy. From your own brief, Comicus, guides…
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How much do performers and speakers charge?

We do not publish fees on our website because many acts, artistes and celebrities charge different amounts for different events. They can vary from as little as £500 up to £50k + depending on various factors which might include: What the performer is required to do e.g. perform their comedy set, deliver an after dinner…
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How do I become a comedian or speaker?

We normally use established performers and speakers for our events, but also try to encourage new talent. There are a number of comedy workshops that help would be comedians to develop an act and Comicus offers private training to those that want to be comedian or develop a script / speech to be used as a…
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Who runs Comicus Ltd?

Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, copywriter, producer and agent. He lectured (part-time) at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre, Radio & Creative Advertising, across five degree and postgraduate courses. Matthew can…
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What do our Clients do?

Comicus client base is varied and has been built up over many years and continues to grow as our name and reputation spreads. Clients are drawn from a variety of different fields, including: Accountancy Advertising & Media Charities Event companies Financial Services FTSE 100 companies Insurance IT Local & National Government Management Consultancy PR and…
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Can you contact someone who is not on the site?

Our database contains more than 2000 performers, speakers, management contacts, names and addresses. We are constantly adding to it. We have the resources and research facilities to contact any celebrity, speaker, act or personality you may be interested in. Our Individual Artiste listing on this site is only a guide to some of the performers/artistes…
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What is our connection with America?

Comicus works all around the world visiting festivals, theatres and clubs to find and cast the best talent for our client’s. We have arranged American artistes to be flown over by special request to perform at organised private events. The company also has a special working relationship with the famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood Los…
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