Performer Release Form

Please read the following and submit in order to perform at a Showmentum, Inc. event. If you disagree with any of the points spelled out below, you are welcome to decline. We understand the rules may not appeal to all comedians, and that is 100% okay. Our goal is to make sure performers are best positioned for success at all of our events. We are just trying to avoid mismatches between performers and audiences.

Showmentum produces events for a variety of audiences and doesn’t have a single standard for what is and is not appropriate material. However, we strive to maintain our reputation for quality and excellence with performers and audiences. So, if you are being asked to fill out this form, you should have been briefed about the audience profile and expectations upfront.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at or reach out over Facebook Messenger.

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For example, if you have a stage name, or prefer to go by a different first or last name. This will be the name that appears in advertising and when you get introduced.
Please provide your mobile number for text or calls.
Please include a bio of yourself. Be sure to Include details such as awards, credits, notable clubs, etc. Don't worry about putting too much. We will edit these. It's better to have too much to start with than have to make it up.
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 5 files.
Please upload high resolution images no smaller than 1000 x 1000 pixels. If possible, please provide at least one headshot (uncrossed) and one shot of you performing on stage. The best pictures have simple background that are easy to edit out.

Tax Information

Showmentum, Inc. is a California corporation. As such, it is obligated to file an information return with the IRS for money it pays to performers. As a performer, you may have to report income paid to you from Showmentum if it exceeds a certain amount.

Please download and fill out a W-9 form and email to

Release Form

  1. I certify that the video of my comedy performance submitted to Showmenutm is original, authored by me, and I hold the rights to the comedy act and material necessary for submission.
  2. I authorize Showmentum and its partners to use the original submission, as well as my name/likeness to be announced in media including but not limited to internet, radio, television, and print for publicity, and advertising.
  3. I release and discharge Showmentum, Inc. from any claims which I now have or may ever have from relating to any use of my comedy act or submission to perform for Showmentum.
  4. The sale or promotion of merchandise or future performances is not allowed unless it is specifically cleared through Showmentum on behalf of the venue.
  5. Performers will not inquire about or pursue direct business related to performing comedy with the host venue.
  6. Showmentum, Inc. reserves the right to record audio and video of performances for the sole purpose of promotion of future events. By performing at a Showmentum event you agree to these terms. Showmentum owns the rights to the video and audio it captures at the event. Showmentum will not sell or license performer's material from any performance without express, written permission from the performer.
  7. Performers are allowed one device to record video and/or audio of their own performances as long as it does not obstruct or interfere with the audience's ability to see, hear, enjoy the show or Shomentum's recording equipment. Audience members will not be asked to move to accommodate performer's recording equipment.
  8. Showmentum is not responsible for disputes between performers. We recommend only recording your own material to avoid potential conflicts.
  9. Performers are not allowed to sell or a license their recorded performances from a Showmentum event without express written permission, and proper signed audience release and consent forms.
  10. The agreed up fee between the performer and Showmentum is only for the performance on the agreed upon date and time. Performances that run longer than the agreed upon time are not subject to additional fees.
  11. Performer agrees to the conditions for performing as set forth by Showmentum for the specified event. Conditions vary based on audience profiles. If the performer goes against those conditions, they will not be asked to perform at future Showmentum events. This is not censoring the performers. You are free to say whatever you want at your last Showmentum performance.
  12. In the unlikely event that a performer is asked to leave the stage on behalf of the venue owner, they must comply. Performer will still receive their agreed upon fee. Exceptions include, but not limited to willful deception, such as performing adult-oriented material, when agreeing beforehand to "clean" material.
  13. Performers are expected to adhere to the rules and standards of the venue or performance space in which they are performing. Drug use, or smoking is not allowed if it is prohibited at the venue. Performers will be notified before accepting whether an event is so-called "clean". Showmentum provides warnings to audiences in cases where content my be unsuitable for minors.