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.
Specifically, we talk about:
- crushing the guests sets
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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