When comics perform one-off gigs for functions, fundraisers and weddings these there are even more variables at play. As a result sometimes these events can go spectacularly belly-up.
A recent event in the UK is a case in point. A comedian was hired to perform at a fundraiser in a cafe in Weston. But he made some jokes about the food and the cafe owner took offence and demanded he get off the stage. He and the promoters ended up leaving in a huff.