Published: 14 February 2013
Q: I am looking to book a comedian in my pub. Do I need to change my premises licence?
A: No. Having stand up comedy in your pub is not itself licensable and nor is it even if there are recorded musical ‘interludes’ as part of the act because these will be regarded as ‘incidental’ and not regulated entertainment. Please do be aware that some premises licences do still have the old public entertainment licence conditions attached some of which prevent ‘adult entertainment’ and so there is a possibility that if your comedian is particularly ‘blue’ that this may be caught so it is worth checking the conditions on your licence first.
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