Corporate Sponsorship of Local Live Entertainment
Many Funnier By The Lake Comedy shows are free or very inexpensive to attend. To make it possible to pay the performers fairly and support marketing efforts, FBTL welcomes and encourages businesses and organizations to sponsor a show or a series of shows. Sponsoring local events is a great, affordable, and let’s face it, a really fun way to connect with local consumers.
What FBTL Shows Are Available For Sponsorship?
- Serve Something Funny at Maggianon’s Vernon Hills
- The Comedy Nosh at Max and Benny’s Restaurant
- BiG LAUGHS Comedy Showcases at Buffalo Grove Center for Performing Arts
- Studio G’s Comedy Cellar at Studio G in Highland Park
- FBTL Comedy Showcase at The Laughing Academy
Contact FBTL for various sponsorship levels and rates and limited availability.
Why Sponsor Funnier By The Lake Comedy?
- Great exposure via online and traditional marketing via print and other media outlets.
- Support local, live entertainment, which is an amazing thing to do for everybody involved.
- Become a part of the professional comedy community, even if you can’t joke yourself out of a paper bag.
How Does Sponsorship Work?
Sponsoring a FBTL show or series is simple. If it were any easier, we’d be paying you! Just contact FBTL to discuss the various opportunities and to create a customized corporate sponsorship program that works best for your company or organization. Once we have agreed upon the level of sponsorship and the Funnier By The Lake Comedy show(s) with which your organization will be a part, we’ll need the following items:
- Payment for Sponsorship (Click here to pay)
- Organization logo in high-resolution or vector format
- URL for links on the FBTL website, eblasts and social media posts
- Short company bio/description
Then What Happens?
Sponsor logos, links and other information are included in all online and offline marketing efforts (see example promo graphic) for the sponsored show(s). Sponsors are also mentioned and thanked at each show. If a sponsor is in attendance, the show host will make a big deal about them so the audience knows how special they are for supporting local entertainment.
Sponsors are also welcome to supply brochures or other marketing takeaway materials (no signage) that will be made available to show attendees.
The sooner the requested items are received, the more exposure. If a show or series of shows has more than one corporate sponsor, sponsor logos and posts will be in the order in which each organization became a sponsor.
Do Corporate Sponsors Dictate The Content Of FBTL Shows?
Fortunately, no. Creative communities are all about free speech and comedy is no exception.
However, many Funnier By The Lake Comedy shows are PG-13 in language and content. Sponsors are of course welcome to request to be only associated with those shows. Please make this preference known when discussing your FBTL sponsorship program.
That’s the long and the short of sponsoring a Funnier By The Lake Comedy show or series.
Call 847.748.7490 to get started and be a part of something exciting!
Recent Sponsors of Funnier By The Lake Comedy Shows: