Programme 2014

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.
Apart from introducing new growth markets, we will also look back at areas that have been brought to the discussion in previous year to hear back about the state of play in these relatively new territories, with our panellists but also with the delegates present in the room.

Carl A H Martin (Chair) – cahm.uk
Florin Itu – Live House Comedy (Romania)
Hashem El Garhy – Al Hezb El Comedy (Egypt)
Nizam Sani – Astro TV (Malaysia)
Ian Coburn –  Live Nation (UK)

Panel 2 – Working together in Association
Looking forward to how we can develop stronger relationships, consolidate them by working together and continue the discussion all year round. The second panel of the day will see the introduction of several existing Industry Associations and highlight some current initiatives to potentially set up other ways of exchanging information and experience – a chance to discuss further possibilities to operate in strength.

Andy Lenthall (Chair) – Production Services Association
Alex Ginever – National Arenas Association / LG Arena and The NIA
Jenny Dunster – Agents’ Association (GB)
David Brownlee – UK Theatre / Society of London Theatre
Geoff Rowe – Big Difference Company

Panel 3 – Deeper into data – Audience, Ticketing and Marketing

As an ongoing topic we have rolled from Branding via Ticketing into Data collection over the past few years. This year we will be able to present some audience research results. An important question to be asked includes why audiences purchase particular tickets? We will look into publicity in the widest sense to try and answers this question, looking into different factors of how to influence the decision of the ticket buyers. Also this year we will bring in experience of related industries such as music and arts where relevant.

Ian Dulson (Chair) – Yplan
Sophie Crosby – Ticketmaster International
Steve Wild – Comedy Research UK
Samuel Barlow – Openstageit Ltd

Panel 4 – The History of the Comedy Industry – the People behind the Talent
After talking for 5 years about the industry as a market, we would like to look at the people and their passion. Not the talent, but the men and women behind the stage, who drive and support this industry. Apart from looking at some of the well respected and known faces and names, we aim to create some space for the next generation of eager promoters, agents, venue owners. We will be looking back at the development, the current state of the industry and forward into the future.

Alex Rochford (Chair)
Hannah Chambers – Chambers Management Ltd
Charlotte Austin – Cat Face Talent Management
Hils Jago – Amused Moose Comedy


Report 2014

At request of the delegates of the 2014 CIC we kept the doors closed for media. They were welcome to attend and participate in the discussions, but we asked them not to report on what was said in order to encourage attendees to speak freely. We are reviewing how this was perceived and will decide how to proceed, with or without external reporting for CIC 2015.

Partners 2014

Associate Partners
EFM Management Ltd
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Ticketing Partner

Sponsor Drinks Reception
Get Comedy

Pleasance Theatre
The Tour Company
The Agents Association
European Arena Association

Delegates 2014

Please find the delegates’ lists for 2014 below.

First Name Last Name Company Country Category
Karen Andersen Headliners DK Agent
Ally Andrews Perfectstorm PR Ltd UK Other
Jackie Antas Ticketmaster International UK Ticketing
Charlotte Austin Cat Face Talent Management UK Manager / Agent
Samuel Barlow Openstageit Ltd UK Service / Support
Tom Bertels Live Comedy BE Promoter
Cas Bolan Tivoli Vredenburg NL Venue
Mark Boosey British Comedy Guide UK Media
Sean Brightman Freestival Limited / We Love Comedy UK Festival
Richard Broomfield EFM Event Logistics UK Service / Support
Bentley Browning Comedy Novices UK Other
David Brownlee UK Theatre UK Other
Liane-Rose Bunce Momentum Artist Management UK Agent
Annie Callaghan Ticketmaster UK UK Ticketing
Victoria Calvert Royal Albert Hall UK Venue
Hannah Chambers Chambers Management Ltd UK Manager / Agent
Andy Chilcott CrowdSurge UK Service / Support
Michael Clapham Perfect Strangers Comedy UK Promoter
Nikki Cockcroft Self employed UK Venue
Chaz Collett Barking Mad Comedy UK Agent
Pete Coppola Billabong Comedy Club UK Promoter
Sophie Crosby Ticketmaster International UK Ticketing
Adam Dahrouge London Sketch Comedy Festival (The Laughing Guild) UK Festival
Ian Dulson YPlan UK Ticketing
Caroline Edwards Sparkle Productions Ltd. UK Other
Jill Edwards Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops & Comic Boom Comedy Club UK Other
Noel Edwards CrowdSurge UK Service / Support
Laura Elliot Warwick Arts Centre UK Venue
Barry Ferns Angel Comedy UK Promoter
Chris Foote Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival UK Festival
Judith Furse Bristol Music Trust – Colston Hall UK Venue
Ben Giezenaaar Greenhouse Talent NL Promoter
Alex Ginever NEC Group UK Venue
Emily Gough EMX Management UK Manager / Producer
Martyne Green Get Comedy Ltd UK Service / Support
Richard Green Evvnt UK Other
Julian Hall Textual Healing PR UK Media
Stine Hammer Rasmussen Zulu Comedy Festival DK Festival
Nick Handford Mick Perrin Worldwide UK Promoter
Tania Harrison Festival Republic UK Festival
Sarah Higgins Mirth Control UK Manager
Holly Hyams Mick Perrin Worldwide UK Promoter
Florin Itu Livehouse Comedy RO Promoter
Maria Jeppesen Immergut DK Festival
Gaby Jerrard Gaby Jerrard PR UK Other
Trevor Jones House of Stand Up UK Promoter
Ivan Kirkov Comedy BG BG Media
Barry Kokkelkoren Ticketmaster Netherlands NL Ticketing
Andrew Leitch Off The Kerb Productions UK Agent
Mattias Lennhoff Anagram/Lund Comedy Festival SE Festival
Andy Lenthall Production Services Association UK Trade Association
Victoria Lloyd BBC UK Producer
Eric Looge Pias NL Promoter
Carl A H Martin cahm.uk UK Consultancy
Kay Martin SECC UK Venue
Zoe Mauduit Momentum Artist Management UK Agent
Tina Mermiri Ticketmaster International UK Ticketing
Vikki Mizon Underbelly Ltd UK Venue
Anna Modéer Wiking Anagram/Lund Comedy Festival SE Festival
Andrew Parsons Ticketmaster UK UK Ticketing
Christopher Quaile Get Comedy Ltd UK Agent
Johanna Rigg Leicester Square Theatre UK Venue
Simon Roberts Ticketmaster UK UK Ticketing
Adam Robinson-Witts Leicester Square Theatre UK Venue
Alex Rochford The Producers UK UK Producer
Kenneth Rock British Society of Comedy Writers UK Other
Geoff Rowe Big Difference Company UK Producer
Lisa Ryan EFM Event Logistics UK Service / Support
Jeps Salfischberger Live Nation / Mojo NL Promoter
Nizam Sani Astro MY Manager
Amy Saunders Miss Behave UK Producer
Julian Savitch-Lee Bear Funny comedy UK Promoter
Gerrard Skelding Ticketmaster UK UK Ticketing
Charlotte Smith NEC Group UK Venue
Phillip Smith City Hall UK Venue
Joe Splain Academy Music Group UK Promoter
James Stafford Crowdsurge UK Other
Nick Steel Bath Comedy Festival UK Festival
Marcin Stepien Comedy Impact PL Producer
Guy Stevens Jackanapes Productions GmbH CH Promoter
Trudi Stevens Trudelight Productions UK Producer
Jurgen Strack Giving World UK Manager
Adele Taylor Ents24.com UK Media
Andrej Tezak Ceh za smeh SI Manager
Nikola Todoroski Stand up Macedonia MW Producer
Okan Tombulca eps holding gmbh DE Service / Support
Chi Ton The Comedy Box Norway NO Producer
Andy Townsend Kilimanjaro UK Promoter
Martin Verhorst Live Nation / Mojo NL Promoter
Johan Wester Anagram/Lund Comedy Festival SE Festival
Geoff Whiting Mirth Control UK Other
Steve Wild Unication UK Media
Joshua Wildenberg Caustic Comedy Events NL Producer
Ben Williams Time Out London UK Media
Martin Witts Leicester Square Theatre UK Venue
Ofer Yatziv London Sketch Comedy Festival UK Festival
Steve Zapp ITB UK Agent
Lesley Zhang ZIQI Consulting Ltd UK Manager


Thanks 2014

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

All comics, delegates, speakers, sponsors and volunteers, plus Sarah Aitken, Anthony Alderson, Jackie Antas, Charlotte Austin, Samuel Barlow, Charlie Briggs, David Brownlee, Hannah Chambers, Cris & Dragos Chiscoci, Sophie Crosby, Annie Day, Ian Dulston, Jenny Dunster, Rob Edwards, Jim Frayling, Ben Ferris, Andrea Gachstetter, Hashem El Garhy, Emily Gough, Alex Ginever, Richard Green, Julian Hall, Patrick Hallett-Morley, Nick Handford, Manu Van Heuckelom, Martin Hopewell, Martin Hughes, Stuart Hurford, Diana Itu, Florin Itu, Hils Jago, Yvonne Kloefkorn, Claudia Köbler, Andy Lenthall, Carl A H Martin, Christine McKinnon, Dan O’Neill, Lynne Parker, Andrew Parsons, Mick Perrin, Jean Paul van de Plasse, Chris Prosser, Alex Rochford, Geoff Rowe, Danielle Russell, Lisa Ryan, Nizam Sani, Jacob Schuhle- Lewis, Becky Singh, Dan Smiles, Guy Stevens, Trudi Stevens, Alia Dann Swift, Steve Swift, Martin Steffen, Ryan Taylor, Okan Tombulca, Josephine Tremelling, Brett Vincent, Marijn van der Waa, Tina Waters, Steve Wild, Dan Willis, Steve Zapp, friends, family, all staff at the Pleasance and the many others that helped to realize this event in many different ways.
Thank you all!
We look forward to seeing you all again in October 2015.

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