BUISNESS SHIT FOR COMEDIANS
HOW TO GET AN ABN ?
Here is a video walk through of getting an ABN. GET IT SORTED. It will save you work down the road and also stops us from committing tax fraud when we pay you. Legally in Australia you need to have an ABN to issue invoices. Otherwise you need to fill out a hobby form.
Attached at this google doc link is a template invoice you can use. These are all the information you need. Take the info from it or just steal it. We don't care. What ever! But make sure you use your invoices correctly and delcare them at tax time. Store everyone separately so that one day when you make it and are earning 100's of dollars a year you do not get done for tax fraud.
WHAT THE HELL IS PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE
Do you even need it ? Well the official answer is yes. Essentially you are your own business. We pay large amounts of money to make sure that if anything ever happened to any of our team or our patrons they would be able to access the funds needed to pay for damages or even care. If you hurt your self while doing a MC gig or performing on stage at a dodgy venue (have you ever performed somewhere with a dodgy stage or staircase ?). Well if you injure yourself, how would you pay for it ? What if you hurt someone else while doing a really funny gag involving a cricket bat ? Well thats kind of why you need it. Duck for cover is the best and cheapest artist cover. They only deal with artist like you. Get it sorted.
HOW DO I MAKE A COMEDY RESUME
You can get on stage in front of a promoter. but thats not going to help you when you travel to a new place where no one has seen you. Attached is an example of a comedy "resume" (lack of a better word) that you might send to a promoter. How do you make yourself sounds great, without sounding like a winier. Well this will not give you the answers but it might help you to see what someone else has written.
NEED TO MC AN EVENT AND THEY WANT TO DO A WELCOME TO COUNTRY ?
Whats a welcome to country ? Whats an acknowledgement of country. Both different things. You do not want to get caught out getting it wrong. The attached video will show you. Make sure you always check prior to an event about who is the local mob and name of the elder if their will be one there.