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Getting Stand-up Comedy Gigs From Video Submissions

stand-up-comedy-dvdI have to say that over the course of my stand-up comedy career, I got relatively few stand-up comedy gigs overall from submitting videos and a comedy resume.

Most of the work I got was from showcase gigs, performances with other comedians who ran comedy rooms, referrals from established comedians or in the corporate arena, from audience members who attended a show or referrals from those shows.

One of the reasons why most talent professionals would prefer to see a comedian perform live (and multiple times if possible) is because they know that video can be deceptively edited to make a comedian look far better than they actually are on the live stage.

Here’s a story from my past to illustrate what I am talking about: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2013 in How To Do Comedy

 

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