Covid – 19 Statement

Over 300 Comedians and Speakers

After Dinner Speakers & Comedians Ltd Statement Re: Coronavirus – Covid – 19

Covid-19 has brought significant challenges to the industry and will continue to do so for the time being.

Having taking direction from the Agents Association (GB) and listened to advice from Equity, all contracts remain in place unless both parties agree to changes in good faith. Whilst we remain sympathetic to the situation, we will do whatever possible to reach satisfactory solution to all concerned. We recognise there is a risk to health in many cases, however we will discuss each matter on an individual basis to assess to risks and consequences and determine the best outcome for all. Please note that this may result in a cancellation / postponement charge or upfront payment.

Our current policy is for last minute cancellations there will be a charge of 50%, however if a suitable postponement can be agreed with the speaker / comedian then this will be treated as payment on account for the new date.

As a company we have opted to reduce our standard administration charges of 15% down to 10% of total fees in the current climate, however this will be applied to all changes to contracts and is subject to change without notice.

We hope that in most cases, we can find consensus with all parties, but we ask our clients to consider the impact on ourselves, professional comedians and after dinner speakers as well as your own organisations.

If there is official legal directive from the UK Government, we will make a further statement to clarify our position.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries regarding this matter. These terms will be updated as we receive further information and instruction.