Comedians Jonnie W. and Brian Bates join us today to talk about the differences and similarities between church, corporate and comedy club gigs. We each primarily perform in a different environment. Jonnie plays mostly in churches, Brian is comedy clubs and I’m usually off at a corporate event.
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In clubs there are “A” rooms, “B” rooms, etc., but is that true for the other niches? We dig in and talk about it. Can a “B” room improved not an “A” room? Can a “B” slip into a “C”?
We also talk about what our ideal audience and set up would be like.
CHURCH, CORPORATE AND COMEDY CLUB GIGS SHOW NOTES
We cover a lot, specifically …
- How NOT to dip your TOE into show business
- “Coaching” the event planner prior to the show
- The importance of restroom location
- Tell tale signs of a “B” room
- The last time we each went long by mistake
- Learning how to land on a punchline at short notice
- When it’s a “first time” how you can help the venue
- Why scoring an 8 out of 10 at a corporate gig is actually a 12
- How to overcome a tired audience at a corporate event
- The double edged sword of customized material
- Ways you can “sneak in” customized material
- Why you don’t bring up Michael Vick
- Should wear headphones in the bathroom
- Reasons why women are so great!
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