How Much Do Stand Up Comics Make?

How much does a comedian get paid per show?

A comedian who has been hired as a feature act in the comedy club environment will usually make between $50 and $100 per show.

The feature act is usually required to perform for 15-30 minutes depending upon the gig requirements.

How much do comics make on the road?

Lower-tier comics often start by performing for free or for guarantees that pay as little as $25 to $80 per set, according to “The New York Times.” Local veterans like Frank Metzger can earn as much as $300 for a weekly headlining set.

How much do comedians get paid for a Netflix special?

Netflix initially offered Amy Schumer $11 million in 2017 for her hourlong “The Leather Special,” but Schumer was reportedly able to use Netflix’s more lucrative deals with Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle as a bargaining chip to receive $13 million for the hour, according to Variety.

Who is the highest paid comedian?

Here are the highest-earning comedians:

  • Kevin Hart. Earnings: $59 million.
  • Jerry Seinfeld. Earnings: $41 million.
  • Jim Gaffigan. Earnings: $30 million.
  • Trevor Noah. Earnings: $28 million.
  • Sebastian Maniscalco. Earnings: $26 million.
  • Gabriel Iglesias. Earnings: $22 million.
  • Amy Schumer. Earnings: $21 million.
  • Terry Fator.