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Now that you rule the open mic scene, you may be wondering, “How do I get paid to do comedy?” Every club is a little different, but we discuss the most common process for getting bumped up from the open mic treadmill to a paid emcee week at the comedy club.

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Specifically, we talk about:

  • crushing the guests sets
    consistent performances
    bringing fresh material
    standing out from the crowd
    the benefit of hanging out at the club

and ... counting that cash!

We answer listener questions about "workshopping a set" and "jokes that you thought would kill, but it didn't even get a laugh" as well as how Rik's feelings on "guest sets" changed over the years.

After listening, you should have a great feel for how to get work at a comedy club. If you still have questions, email us at the address below. If you aren't sure if you are ready ... check out last week's episode.

Also, the online comedy writing class is now fully operable and ready for enrollment. So, if you are interested in becoming a better writer, creating better sets, editing out the fluff and increasing your laughs per minute - check it out.

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