Comics work in Manhattan for free or if you’re hosting a free bar show you might get a percentage of the tips the audience (hopefully) contributes. If you take the same comic with the same set to a comedy club on a weeknight he might get paid 0-$25. Weekend $25-$200. Outside of the city the price for the same act went up between $200-$1000. That being said, comics will work for cheap if they don’t have something else already booked, because something is better than nothing. Which makes it hard to decided what to charge. It’s tough to make a living, but that being said I am starting to be that kind of comic… the kind who gets booked!