It’s been almost a year since many have been to a live event. The pandemic almost halted an entire industry overnight, but some companies, like RushTix, have found a way to live on. The ticketing company has shifted its business model from live events to streaming comedy.
Since March, they have been committed to bringing the comedy club experience to fans around the world at home. Their large-scale virtual live-streamed comedy shows have included performances from Maria Bamford, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, Sarah Silverman, Sarah Cooper, and Patton Oswalt.
For founder and CEO, Jill Bourque, the process of shifting the business from in-person to streaming has been an important one. Pre-pandemic the company offered a monthly premium membership for tickets to comedy shows, concerts, theater, and other events. “March came along and all live events ceased to exist. As