This has been coming up a lot lately in my local comedy circle. I’m sure it is something local bookers all over deal with, and really good amount of club bookers as well. It seems like it shouldn’t and wouldn’t be a problem. But it is.
When do you start making money? This is the question asked or thought many times by almost every comic when they first start out, and the answer they usually get from more seasoned local comics is “comedy is a marathon, not a sprint.” Or “if you are in this to make money, then quit now.” […]
It’s summer time, when the weather is nice and people wear less clothing. People are showing leg, shoulder, cleavage and even sometimes butt cheek. Its hot and people want to stay cool. Every summer a debate among comics in all comedy communities takes place.
“I’m banging my head against the wall because women want to be treated as equals, and we want feminism to be a thing, but it’s really difficult when every woman makes the same point about her vagina, over and over,” Schlesinger said. She added that she could “close her eyes” at the Improv and not […]
For months now, I have been writing articles aimed at comedians. Covering subjects that comics encounter but no one usually talks about, issues that comics are just expected to figure out on their own. I love writing about those things, and the feedback has been great. Many comics have tweeted, messaged, emailed and texted me […]
Next month will mark 10 years of comedy for me. That’s a decade of bars, restaurants, halls, clubs, and even a theater or two. I have only loved two things more than comedy in my life; my son and daughter. Comedy and my kids are the three things that make me, me. I’m comfortable with […]
Listen, every comedian has bad sets. It’s part of the game. You shake it off and get back on that stage the next night and do it again. Unless you are delusional. Then you walk off stage and start blaming everything but yourself the second another comic comes into earshot. When it happens on every […]
crowd work: verbally bantering with the audience; also see riffing. riffing: verbally bantering with the audience; also known as crowd work. source http://stand-upcomedy.com/*
Ok. Second question answered first. Yes. Comedy gets you laid. But by women without souls who think you are an alpha male because you command a stage. Once they learn you are a wet blanket with low self-esteem begging for hugs, they leave you for a better comic.
Comedy is a strange, strange place. When we first start as comics,we think we know everything. Nobody can tell us different. We know what we are doing.