I knew the event was a hit when I had to haul eight more chairs from the back and squeeze them into the hackatorium. The comedians were great, although the last one struggled a bit because he was entirely improv and we’re a weird crowd.
One thing to note about the “door” money was - not very many people gave money at the actual door (at least when I was working the door).
What brought in loads of cash was when I went up and down the aisles with the tip jar just after the last act (when people were on an emotional high) and asked for tips - people were stuffing 5’s and even 20’s into the jar.
We should remember this for next time.