Re: Open mic experiences
Not to dredge this back up, but this happens all the way up too. My manager was talking to the booker at a late-night show... I showcased a few months ago, did well, and they asked me to send them a tape of the same jokes in a different order. And then things shut down for a few months. They were still interested -- but I was on the back burner. No real progress was being made. The booker saw me at a show a few weeks ago, doing some new material, and now things are moving again. Who knows how fast, who knows how soon.
Originally Posted by nixonjames
But still... bookers want to be excited about you. They don't say "all right, this guy can fulfill the requisite expectations -- he's in." (Unless they have to.) They say "this guy is funny, he's got that new joke about that date he went on, people will want to see him." If you've proven that you're competent, now you have to prove you're moving. Get up there and give them a reason.
Erik Charles Nielsen is a moderately funny fellow... right?
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