Seat Filling for Comedy Clubs

Seat Filling for Comedy Clubs

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By Lu, OTL Seat Fillers & City Guides

If you’re responsible for marketing for a comedy club, you know how devastating it is to have a half-filled room. It’s more challenging for the comics, not as fun for the audience, and is a profit-killer.

Despite your best efforts, though, there are times when it’s inevitable. So, what do you do?

Until now, you might think there’s nothing to do.

But there is!

Why You Might Not Be Familiar with Local Seat Filling for Comedy

You need seats filled. So, seat fillers are standing by in your community.

OTL Seat Fillers has relationships with large and small comedy clubs across the US and London. And, if you weren’t aware, OTL is doing its job right - because seat filling is private.

OTL isn’t trying to impact your regular ticket sales. It's just here to lend a hand when needed.

How Seat Filling Works for Comedy Clubs

Not only is local seat filling private, but it’s free and incredibly easy.

  • You issue X number of comp tickets anywhere from a few days to a few weeks before your event.
  • Interested seat fillers make an online reservation in their private member area.
  • OTL sends “YOU” the will-call list.
  • You distribute the tickets or walk the seat fillers to their seats.
  • Seat fillers add to the audience, and they add to your food and beverage income.

OTL Seat Filling



And Super Easy

More Benefits to OTL Seat Fillers

No money is exchanged.

No tickets are exchanged.

And, no one knows you’ve invited seat fillers!

Where is Seat Filling Available for Comedy Shows?

OTL Seat Fillers is in London and expanding across the US. Some markets, called "Preferred" locations, are busier than others.

OTL Preferred Locations








San Francisco


South Florida

Tampa Bay

On-Call Locations

OTL On-Call Locations cover the rest of the US. But, some on-call locations are also busier than others.




Portland (OR)


St. Louis

How Do You Take Advantage of Seat Filling?

There's nothing too serious going on with seat filling. We make it super easy to partner with us and add to your next performance. To get started, all you have to do is use the submission form on Then, after all of your information is on file, you can simply send an email update for future shows. It'll take you less than five minutes!

OTL is a family-run club that supports local arts & entertainment. So, get started now!

Frequently Asked Questions About Seat Filling for Comedy Clubs

Why would comedy clubs invite seat fillers?

Comedy clubs are some of the venues that benefit the most from local seat filling from Empty seats are devastating to the audience, performer, and F & B revenue. So, it makes sense for comedy promoters to privately invite seat fillers. No one knows they're there, and they contribute a lot to the overall atmosphere (and the bottom line!).

Do comedy club promoters pay for seat filling?

No. OTL Seat Fillers works with large and small comedy clubs across the US and in London. They're considered partners, and OTL does all it can to support them without impacting regular ticket sales. All promoters provide are the complimentary admissions for the invited seat fillers.

Where is local seat filling provided by OTL available for comedy clubs?

OTL Seat Fillers have 10 preferred (busiest) locations in the US as well as London (UK). The 10 cities are Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, South Florida, and Tampa Bay. Additionally, OTL has a level of seat filling called on-call, slowly extending the service to new markets that will eventually become preferred locations. Some of the best on-call cities include Charlotte, Jacksonville, Nashville, Portland, Raleigh, and St. Louis.

Are there other benefits to seat filling other than a bigger audience for the comedy club?

Yes. An empty seat doesn't do a venue any good. Seat Fillers add to the atmosphere and increase the bottom line as they buy food, drinks, and merchandise. Additionally, event promoters can add seat fillers to their marketing lists for future events. You can find more information on local seat filling at

How do comedy show promoters or managers get started with seat filling?

To become a new partner of OTL Seat Fillers, event promoters can use the event submission form on OTL never posts a show for seat fillers until all details are confirmed with the promoter first.