Programme 2013

Panel 1 – Comparing the Market
This panel is a returning annual discovery of what is happening internationally. We are comparing different comedy markets, focussing on a variety of countries, cultures and regions. We will be discussing cultural, political, economical and language barriers; topics such as local vs expat audiences, growth opportunities and marketing & production challenges.
This year’s panel includes industry professionals from Belgium and Scandinavia with a glance into the Netherlands and Iceland. We will follow up on developments in Europe, including Germany, Romania plus further East to Russia and Turkey with our panellists but also some of the delegates in the room.

Carl A.H. Martin (Chair) – cahm.uk
Tom Bertels – CMDY BVBA
Erik Uppstrøm – A Comic Soul AS
Maria Schweppe – London Irish Comedy Festival
Firat Kasapoglu – The Partners

Panel 2 – The Other Stage – Corporate Considerations
There is a world of gigs outside the relatively safe walls of the Comedy clubs and festivals. Previously we have looked briefly at Comedy competitions and courses. Another area we have tipped on in previous years is acting and writing for Comedy plays. This year we want to look into a different direction: The corporate show in its broadest sense. The panel will to discuss several sides of this type of booking: the role of the acts, agents, corporate booker, client, sponsors.

Jill Edwards (Chair) – Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops & Comic Boom Comedy Club
Christian Knowles – CK Productions
Matthew Willets – Comicus Ltd
David Allison – This Is Your Laugh Ltd

Panel 3 – Deeper into data – from marketing to bottom line.
–> in association with IQ Magazine ~
Following up on the 2012 Ticketing panel we will be diving a bit deeper into the subject of data, ticketing and marketing. During this panel we want to look at the many ways we can collect data and use these effectively.
Subjects to discuss include obtaining and utilising data from ticketing, Social Media, (Twitter, FaceBook, Google+), LinkedIn, data from online sales of media, such as albums, dvd’s, podcasts and merchandise. We aim to include everything from the “old fashioned” mailing list subscription, audience data from research to crowd funding. Questions regarding how to deal with ownership, protection and interpretation can be brought to the table and we hope to learn from experience of related industries such as music and arts.

Steve Machin (Chair) – Stormcrowd / Dot Tickets
Roger Tomlinson – The Ticketing Institute
Joseph Vesayaporn – Music Glue
Dr Sharon Lockyer – Centre for Comedy Studies Research

Panel 4 – The big E – Let’s talk Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
We are aiming to have a positive and constructive discussion looking at opportunities and possibilities, the hopes dreams and good things that have come out of the Edinburgh Fringe and how to continue this, making it worth while for all involved.

Alex Rochford (Chair) – Time Out Live
Brett Vincent – Get Comedy
Sara Shulman – Comedy Blogedy
Amy Saunders – Miss Behave

Report 2013

Comedy website Chortle reported back about some of the topics that came to the table during the last panel of the day, discussing high costs and poster monopoly problems at the Edinburgh Fringe during the 2013 Comedy International Conference.

Partners 2013

Associate Partners
EFM Management Ltd
Wembley Stadium

Media Partners

IQ Magazine

Ticketing Partner

Sponsor Drinks Reception
Get Comedy

Pleasance Theatre
The Tour Company

Delegates 2013

Please find the delegates’ lists for 2013 below.

Nick Adair Wembley Arena UK Venue
Nelis Albers ICFR NL Festival
Anthony Alderson Pleasance UK Venue
David Allison This Is Your Laugh Ltd UK Producer
Charley Base Live Nation UK Promoter
Clarry Bean Swindon Borough Council UK Venue
Steve Bennett Chortle UK Media
Bren Berry Aiken Promotions IE Promoter
Tom Bertels CMDY BVBA BE Promoter
Mark Boosey British Comedy Guide UK Media
Richard Broomfield EFM Event Logistics UK Service / Support
Danielle Buckley Wembley Stadium UK Venue
Julian Caddy Brighton Fringe UK Festival
Phil Chippendale Big Phil Comedy UK Promoter
Ian Coburn Live Nation UK Promoter
Nikki Cockcroft Freelance UK Venue
Pete Coppola Billabong Comedy Club UK Promoter
Chloée Coqterre Montreux Comedy Festival FR Festival
Adam Dahrouge London Sketch Comedy Festival UK Festival
Paul Davies Silver Bullet Digital UK Media
Wouter de Wilde Greenhouse Talent Netherlands BV NL Promoter
Rupert Dell The Leadmill UK Promoter
Ian Dulson YPlan UK Marketing / Ticketing
Caroline Edwards Sparkle Productions Ltd. UK Other
Jill Edwards Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops & Comic Boom Comedy Club UK Promoter
Rob Edwards Eventim UK UK Service / Support
Grégoire Furrer Montreux Comedy Festival FR Festival
Ben Giezenaar Greenhouse Talent NL Festival
Alex Ginever NEC Group UK Venue
Emily Gough EMX Management UK Manager
Martyne Green Get Comedy UK Service / Support
Stine Hammer Rasmussen Immergut / Zulu Comedy Festival DK Festival
Nick Handford Mick Perrin Worldwide UK Promoter
Tania Harrison Festival Republic UK Festival
Sarah Higgins Mirth Control UK Manager
Tom Hopewell Lucky 37 Management UK Manager
Beverley Hughes Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach UK Insurance Broker
Lucy Hughes The Comedy Store UK Venue
Florin Itu Livehouse Comedy RO Promoter
Hils Jago Amused Moose Comedy UK Promoter
Susanna Jeffery RBM UK Agent
Sarah Johnson Mick Perrin Worldwide UK Promoter
Joss Jones Cosmic Comedy Management UK Agent
Emilie Jones The Comedy Store UK Venue
Firat Kasapoglu The Partners TR Promoter
Christian Knowles CK Productions UK Agent
Ewa Korda Wembley Stadium UK Venue
Jess Lambert The Ticket Factory UK Ticketing
Hannah Layton James Grant Media UK Agent
Andrew Leitch Off The Kerb UK Promoter
Andy Lenthall Production Services Association UK Trade Association
Sharon Lockyer Brunel University UK Academic Researcher
Karen Lundsby Andersen Immergut / Zulu Comedy Festival DK Festival
Steve Machin Stormcrowd / Dot Tickets UK Service / Support
Carl A H Martin cahm.uk UK Other / Consultancy
Gordon Masson IQ Magazine UK Media
Mike McCarthy Lakin McCarthy Entertainment Ltd UK Promoter
Erich McElroy Crack Comedy Club UK Other
Allan McGowan ILMC UK 0
Shandy McKay A Comic Soul AS NO Promoter
Igor Meerson Stand Up Original RU Promoter
Vicky Morris Comedy Calling UK Promoter
Dani Munn The Leadmill UK Promoter
Mike O’Brien Laughing Stock Productions UK Producer
Anya O’Neill Mick Perrin Worldwide UK Promoter
Hannah Oldman Old Man Management Ltd UK Agent
Lynne Parker Funny Women Ltd. UK Producer
Greg Parmley Intellitix UK Service / Support
Andrew Parsons Ticketmaster UK Ltd UK Ticketing
Mark Pearse Royal Albert Hall UK Venue
Mick Perrin Mick Perrin Worldwide UK Promoter
Chris Prosser Suspicious Marketing / IQ Magazine UK Media
Alex Pudney James Grant Media UK Agent
Chris Quaile Get Comedy UK Service / Support
Andrew Ridal Laidbear Ltd UK Marketing
Simon Roberts Ticketmaster UK Ltd UK Other
Alex Rochford Time Out Live UK Promoter
Kenneth Rock British Society of Comedy Writers UK Other / Scriptwriter
Lisa Ryan EFM Event Logistics UK Service / Support
Amy Saunders Miss Behave UK Performer / Producer
Julian Savitch-Lee Bear Funny Comedy UK Promoter
Maria Schweppe London Irish Comedy Festival UK Festival
Viki Sever Mick Perrin Worldwide UK Promoter
Sara Shulman Comedy Blogedy UK Media
Becky Singh Self Employed UK Producer
Bob Slayer Heroes of Fringe UK Promoter
Ed Smith Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd UK Promoter
Nick Steel Bath Comedy Festival UK Festival
Guy Stevens Jackanapes GmbH CH Promoter
Jurgen Strack TKE UK Ltd UK Service / Support
Adele Taylor Ents24 UK Listings / Ticketing
Ryan Taylor Pleasance UK Venue
Victoria Thearle Royal Albert Hall UK Venue
Roger Tomlinson The Ticketing Institute UK Service / Support
Chi Ton The Comedy Box Norway NO Manager
Andy Townsend Kilimanjaro Live Ltd UK Promoter
Bengt Ståle Tvedt Stand Up Bergen / Humorfest NO Promoter
Paul Twomey Robertson Taylor Insurance Brokers UK Insurance Broker
Erik Uppstrøm A Comic Soul AS NO Promoter
Pascal Van de Velde CMDY BVBA BE Promoter
Manu Van Heuckelom Smart-Lab vof BE Agent / Producer
Maarten van Vugt Greenhouse Talent Netherlands BV NL Promoter
Joseph Vesayaporn Music Glue UK Service / Support
Brett Vincent Get Comedy UK Promoter / Agent
Ruth Weston NIA UK Venue
Geoff Whiting Mirth Control UK Agent
Steve Wild Silver Bullet Digital UK Media
Joshua Wildenberg Caustic Comedy Events NL Organiser
Matthew Willets Comicus Ltd UK Promoter
Vanessa Wilson Ticketmaster UK Ltd UK Ticketing

Thanks 2013

We would like to thank everybody who made this fourth edition possible:

ll comics, delegates, speakers, sponsors, supporters, advertisers and volunteers, plus Sarah Aitken, Anthony Alderson, James Avery, Ryan Beattie, Steve Bennett, Tom Bertels, Danielle Buckley, Bex Colwell, Kate Copstick, Annie Day, Keith Dumble, Jill Edwards, Rob Edwards, Jim Frayling, Ben Ferris, Emily Gough, Patrick Hallett-Morley, Nick Handford, Manu Van Heuckelom, Martin Hopewell, Martin Hughes, Joss Jones, Firat Kasapoglu, Yvonne Kloefkorn, Christian Knowles, Jeremy Lee, Andy Lenthall, Dr Sharon Lockyer, Steve Machin, Melissa Mannion, Carl A.H. Martin, Allan McGowan, Christine McKinnon, Cassie Miller, Adam Milton, Pippa O’Connor, Dan O’Neill, Lynne Parker, Mick Perrin, Jean Paul van de Plasse, Charlie Presburg, Chris Prosser, Andrew Ridal, Alex Rochford, Paul Rutten, Lisa Ryan, Amy Saunders, Jacob Schuhle- Lewis, Maria Schweppe, Sara Shulman, Becky Singh, Bob Slayer, Dan Smiles, Guy Stevens, Trudi Stevens, Alia Dann Swift, Steve Swift, Ryan Taylor, Okan Tombulca, Roger Tomlinson, Josephine Tremelling, Erik Uppstrøm, Raymond Velasquez, Joseph Vesayaporn, Brett Vincent, Marijn van der Waa, Tina Waters, Dan Willis, Matthew Willets, Will Wood, Julia Würden, Steve Zapp, friends, family, all staff at the Pleasance and the many others that helped to realise this event in many different ways.

Thank you all!
We look forward to seeing you all again in October 2014.

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