With kids, from our experience we always preferred providing our audience ‘a night off’ from the everyday responsibilities of parenting, and to be honest, its lot more work for our team to be mindful for the one off show where kids are present.
Having said that we always so no matter what shows we are doing that we are not really saying anything that your kids dont say at school anyway.
The times it has worked is when all the kids are on the one table (usualy after the first 20 minutes they have given up playing and looking at their ipads anyway, but they do make for great entertainment when they get up for the air guitar competition. Down side it it makes it a bit awkward for any grown ups to want to go up and compete with them.
So its completley up to each show, as most are fundraisers then it will work well if there are a lot children getting together for a good night around the table for some Bingo fun. Plus we are always wanting to promote the next generation of Bogans.
The only things that doesnt work is having children mixed in with adults as not only does it make it hard for ur team to read the audience, some people dont want to laugh at certain jokes whislt 10 year old kids are on their table.
Somehow, it just gets weird.