Have you ever wanted to go see a comedy act as it was coming through your city, only to find yourself unable to get tickets? Maybe you’ve even tried major third party ticket sites like SeatGeek, but every time you check, either all of the tickets have sold out, or the only tickets you can find are not worth the cost. That’s frustrating, and we feel your pain. And unfortunately, the more you want to see a comedian, the harder it is to get tickets. Everyone else wants to go, too!

While there’s no foolproof way to guarantee that you will find tickets to the show you want to see, there are ways to help improve your chances.

Let’s go over a few.

Use Social Media

Social media, whatever your thoughts about it, is a great way to spread the word about things. And that’s true of comedy tickets, too. This works on a few different fronts. First, follow the people that you want to see. If you’re a big Jerry Seinfeld fan, follow him on Facebook. This way, you can know when shows are going to be in your area, including things that might not be well known publicly. If you want to see Jeff Dunham perform, follow him on Twitter. You get the point.

Next, be sure that you are following ticket sales sites on social media. Facebook and Twitter are both great, but some use alternative media, like Instagram or even Google+. Whatever you use the most, be sure that you are following sites. This way, you will not miss out on updates when it comes to the events you care about. If there’s a big name coming through town, they will likely update their pages to ensure that their loyal customers have first dibs on tickets when they’re available.

When you use this simple method, you will also have access to a wider range of prices when you buy tickets. The end result? You have a better chance of saving money on tickets.

Sign Up for Alerts

Almost all of the major third party sites have alert systems that you can sign up for. If you’ve been waiting years to see Amy Schumer perform, and you know she’ll be coming through your town in a few weeks, set an alert at several different ticket sites so that you can know when they have tickets listed that you are interested in. If front row seats suddenly become available, you want to be first in line. Email alerts are great, but if you have specific tastes when it comes to your comedy, try to sign up for text alerts, too. This way, you will never miss out on tickets and you will always be one of the first to know when an update has occurred.

What’s great about this strategy is that a lot of the ticket sites have rewards clubs for their customers that sign up for alerts. So if you can save a few bucks here and there just by getting sent the information you want more quickly, why not take advantage of it? That’s a win-win!

Conclusion

Tickets shouldn’t be tough to get, but they often are. Luckily, the internet has made securing the tickets that you want the most easier than ever. Are the methods described above perfect? Will they guarantee that you get the best tickets every single time? Nope. But they will give you a much better chance of seeing your favorite comedian the next time he or she comes through. And our methods can also help you save money. Fun and saved money? That’s a good deal for everyone.