I saw this article on how to get gigs on late night T.V. and I just had to post it for you guys to read. It’s got some really great insight from some pretty heavy hitters in the business. Take your time and read it. It won’t take long. Don’t forget to write down the names of the bookers. You should do this each and every time you read an article in the paper or hear something on T.V. about a booker. Write the name down and start building a database. Sometimes these guys move from show to show.

I remember, the talent coordinator from A&E’s “An Evening At The Improv” like me a lot. We lost touch then I found out he moved to FX. He was casting a completely different (episodic) T.V. show. I had his name in my database. I saw he was casting this show. The mere fact that I wrote down his name recalled it in my mind the next time I saw it. I sent him a picture and resume and told him I was a fan of the show and I would love to read for any role he thought I might be right for. He called me in on a job and I booked the gig! And you know what the beauty of if was? I did it myself!

Please enjoy the article then do me a big favor and leave a comment on my blog or click “Recommend” at the top of this post! Thanks!

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Jerry Corley
Jerry Corley

Jerry Corley is a professional comedian of nearly 30 years, working nearly every venue imaginable. Writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Creator an Co-Writer for the movie "Stretch," starring Chris Pine, Patrick Wilson, Ray Liotta, Jessica Alba and Ed Helms, and founder of The Stand Up Comedy Clinic a full-time, self-owned comedy studio dedicated to beginning and professional comedian who want to have a place to improve their comedy writing and performance skills.