SOURCE: LaughStub


November 11, 2010 08:00 ET

Comedy Ticketing Startup, LaughStub, Reaches 500,000 Tickets Sold in Only 9 Months

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) -, a Los Angeles based technology startup has "changed the way venues and performers can sell tickets," says LaughStub Founder and CEO Scot Richardson. His customers seem to agree. "They've given venues like ours marketing tools, access to incredible data, and built technology to grow our business. We couldn't ask for a better partner," said Robert Hartmann, owner of Levity Entertainment and multiple Improv comedy clubs and one of LaughStub's many clients.

LaughStub's ticketing platform currently caters to comedy venues across the United States and Canada and powers all of the ticketing for some of the largest comedy clubs, chains, and festivals in the country including The Improvs, Second City Theaters, Gotham Comedy Club, and The LOL Comedy Festival. In all, LaughStub has over 50 venues using the platform and recently crossed the milestone of selling 500,000 tickets through the platform in only 9 months since their product's launch. "We have gotten to a half million tickets sold very quickly, but we'd like to get to that as a monthly figure in the next 9 months," added Richardson.

But beyond just being a ticketing platform, has also grown into the premier consumer destination site for comedy tickets nationwide. With heavy daily traffic and over 200,000 followers on Facebook, marketing their client's shows is part of LaughStub's formula for success. Chris Mazzilli, owner of Gotham Comedy Club in New York City, said, "We have literally doubled our online ticket sales since switching to LaughStub, I couldn't recommend them more."

Richardson concluded by saying, "We set out on a mission to provide the best technology to our clients and to reach comedy fans in ways they had never been reached before. We want to be a discovery engine for consumers and provide a platform to help venues, artists, and consumers connect in new ways." If their early sales are any indication, LaughStub is well on its way to doing just that.

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