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an amazing performanceHow much do you charge for a performance?

This is the most frequently asked question and also the most difficult to provide a single answer for, as it depends on a number of variables such as:

  • The type of show you require (there are 4 different options available)
  • The length of the show
  • The date and time of the show
  • The audience size
  • The location of the show (is there travel involved?

Doug Arden’s fees are in line with other high quality Canadian performers. Shows can be tailored to fit most events and budgets. Contact Doug to discuss your event with him and get a free, no-obligation quote.

How is your show different from that of other entertainers?

No one else in Western Canada combines ventriloquism, magic, stand-up comedy, music, and audience participation into one absolutely hilarious comedy show.

How long is your show?

Most after-dinner stage shows are 60 minutes long but they can be customized to anywhere from 20 to 75 minutes in length. Strolling / Close-up shows are typically one to four hours in length. Formal Close-up shows are typically 45 minutes in length. However, any and all of these shows can be tailored to meet your individual needs and requirements.

Does Doug travel?

Yes, Doug has performed shows from Victoria, BC to Ottawa, ON and everywhere in between.

What types of events do you perform at?

an amazing performanceDoug performs for all manner of Customer and Staff Events, Conventions and Conferences, Christmas Parties, Sales Meetings, Fundraisers, Special Events, Weddings, and Private Parties in homes and restaurants. In other words, at virtually any event in which entertainment is part of the program. Doug will be pleased to discuss your event with you in order to determine if he would be a fit.

Does your show use “clean comedy”?

Absolutely! None of Doug’s corporate and community shows use foul language or inappropriate subject matter. There are never references of any kind to race, religion, or sexual orientation. Doug has that rare ability to be both clean and funny at the same time. Having said this, Doug’s shows are written and geared towards more mature audiences. You can rest assured that all audiences are treated with the highest respect.

What are the technical requirements?

In most cases all that’s required is a secure, well-lit stage or platform (minimum 8’ x 12’) with clear sight lines for audience members to enjoy the show. Shows for very small audiences may not require a stage. Doug travels with his own high quality sound system and microphone. The only exception to this would be if the audience size is larger than 500 or, if Doug has to fly to the event. Doug will be pleased to answer any technical related questions you have.

Does Doug do children’s shows?


How can I book you for our event?

Simple, just contact Doug with the details of your event (date, time, place, etc.), and he will issue a Contract so you have everything in writing. That’s it!

Is a deposit required?

Yes, in order to confirm your booking, a deposit is required along with a signed copy of the Contract. The balance of the fee is payable at the event.

Do you have question that wasn’t answered?

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