Comedy is hotter than ever, but the new path to success has its costs

While TikTok clips and Netflix specials have opened doors, comedians are also busier than ever

Stand-up comedy is booming as Netflix specials and social media make the art form more accessible than ever.

Grosses from stand-up shows have nearly tripled over the last decade, generating more than $900 million US last year according to Pollstar, with Kevin Hart topping that list at $68.3 million between October 2022 and 2023.

In Canada, Live Nation is nearly doubling the number of comedy shows it promotes year-over-year, according to president of music Erik Hoffman, who said he expects that growth to continue.

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