Special Guest on Ellen

Watch Co-Founder Damon Wayans Jr. explain the concept behind Special Guest and where his inspiration came from.

What is Special Guest?

Special Guest is an independent company bridging the gap between entertainers and those who wish to hire them, with the premier online marketplace for live entertainment.

Our mission is simple: to get talented entertainers more paying gigs. We do this by making it easy for anyone to find and hire entertainers in their neighborhood, and across the country.

We represent both sides of the market and work directly with individuals, as well as with organizations on the talent side (like agencies and managers) and on the host side (like venues and event planners).

Whether you are talent looking for more paid gigs, or you are a host looking for an incredible and unique experience to add to your next event, Special Guest is here to help.


Damon Wayans Jr.

Founder & Co-CEO

Actor, Writer, Comedian

Kristopher B. Jones

Founder & Co-CEO

Experienced Entrepreneur

Tom Sennett


Designer + Developer

What People Say

“Special Guest is a one stop shop that’s convenient for both the venue and the artist.”

— Jonathan Moore, Skyloft Laguna Beach

“The Special Guest app is so simple and easy to use, while also making my life as a comedian so much easier. It’s easy to use, easy to get booked and easy to get paid! Best of all, unlike other services, it’s 100% free for performers!”

— Sergio Marzitelli, Standup Comedian

“Special Gueast is a great company that helps serious entertainers book great gigs. The staff is very professional and is always there to answer my questions. A 5 star company.”

— The Anthony Crawford Band

Companies that Book with Special Guest