The dream is to stand on stage, hold that mic and tell your jokes, do your bits, get some laughs. Then you usually want to do it again… and again. But after doing the mics around town, getting in your fair share of ‘bringer’ shows, something gnaws at you to move beyond that. You want to do it in front of a ‘real’ audience. Some of you might even have the desire to take your act on the road for a spell. And get paid. So how do you do get to go on the road and get paid? In a word, the answer is ‘work.’ Hard work. . . . → Read More: Getting Gigs – Student Byron Valino Hits the Road
Imagine doing stand-up comedy for only a year and booking your first paid stand-up gig at a University…
One year? Can it be done?
Oh yes it can! And it can be done well!
Tonight at Cal State Northridge, the university students put on a comedy show for like Greek week or something . . . → Read More: Look Who’s Doing College Gigs!
After a terrific graduation showcase for one of my classes this week, I sent out an email congratulating everyone on a job well done.
One of my students sent me an email: “The compliments are nice, but when does it translate into a paid gig?”
That’s a great question and is one of . . . → Read More: How To Be A Comedian | Getting the Work