Going full time into comedy can be intimidating. Leaving the comfort of a job with benefits for a life on the road is a dream for some folks. For others, it is a nightmare. Former School Of Laughs student Brian Bates flipped the switch this past month after twenty years at a TV station job where he probably could have retired. Brian shares the process he took – and the sacrifices he is willing to make – in order to become a full time comedian.
Specifically, we talk about:
- Why he took a class in the first place
- Juggling jokes and the day job
- Early networking that paid off
- Why hanging out at your home club is worth it
- How being heckled has paid off
- The importance of saving some bucks
Gavin asks Brian about:
- How much stage time he needed to go pro
- Writing believable material
- Writing for others (for money)
- Becoming a regional “go to guy” for Headliners to request
- How to get killer audio by working for free
- Getting paid by SiriusXM
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Very encouraging! There’s another confirmation I’m on the right path. Thank you.