Posts Tagged ‘gotham comedy club’

June 4th, 2009

Thanks to my weekly e-mails from Pudge, I found out about a free seminar at Gotham Comedy Club called, “How to Succeed in Today’s Comedy Climate.” With plenty for me to learn and the reasonable price of nothing, I was in.

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April & May 2009

I e-mailed a thank you note to the producer at Gotham Comedy Club. I mentioned that I brought twice as many audience members to the show than was required of me. Perhaps I could earn myself a spot on another show without having to bring anyone, I suggested. Request granted. I was given a guest spot (free of barking or bringing obligations) at another Friday, 6.30pm New Talent Show.

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April 17th, 2009

There seemed to be two main ways to get onto a New Talent Comedy Show: bark or bring. Barkers are those dickheads on the street going, “Comedy show tonight! Who wants to see some comedy?” Sure, the show has to be promoted somehow, but before stand up was on my radar, every time I saw some schmuck yelling on a corner about a comedy show, I groaned at the annoyance.

Bringers are shows where many of the comedians get their stage time by bringing a certain number of audience members to the club. For either tactic chosen to get the stage time, no one was screened. If you can make money for the comedy club, you can get on stage.

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