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How To Be A Working Comic #18
Let’s give this episode a subtitle: “Don’t Be A Diva!” There’s a lot of club etiquette involved in getting return bookings. If you’re a pain in the you-know-what, pulling strings or having powerful connections may not be enough to overcome the bridges you’ve burned in the past. The best advice? Follow our subtitle.
How To Be A Working Comic #17
Video Editing: Hiding Something?
Another email has arrived and this one is about video submissions. You’ve edited your promotional video into short 2 and 3 minute segments and posted on your website. But now a talent booker wants you to send him a longer clip. Would it be okay to edit the website clips together even if they are from different shows? And what about editing – in general – for promotional videos?
How To Be A Working Comic #16
The Gig Detective
An email arrived from a comedian asking how to locate talent bookers. He was ready to start sending out submissions for showcases and paid gigs. After making a case for the process being easier in the “old days” (did I really say that?) and missing an industry guide that provided all the necessary career building information, the answer included playing detective and an “old fashioned” way of making contact.
How To Be A Working Comic #15
Audition Referrals (Your Golden Ticket)
There are ways to be “seen” by comedy club talent bookers. You could do blind emailing / snail mail, stand in long lines outside comedy clubs and hope you pull a lottery number to audition – OR you could score a Golden Ticket. How to avoid the email delete button or long audition line.
How To Be A Working Comic #14
It’s another field trip! When we talk about getting a Mickey Mouse outfit, we don’t mean a hat with big ears. This episode is about turning your online marketing efforts away from too many distractions and focusing on getting hired. It’s all about branding and we’re using the biggest mouse in the world for inspiration.
How To Be A Working Comic #13
On Stage Energy
Wait a minute… That’s not Dave! Bringing energy to your performances helps you connect with an audience. Eye contact and personality sets you apart from the crowd and gives you a better chance at being remembered. Why is that good? Because you never know who might be watching and could play a role in helping you become a “working comic.” There’s a special guest for this episode with an energetic stage resume that includes starring roles in “Miss Saigon,” “Mama Mia,” “Footloose” and others – and his dad is the author of “How To Be A Working Comic.”
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