I co-hosted “The Independent Entertainer” podcast, with Jeremy ‘Jer-Dog’ Danley (www.JerDogComedy.com), one of the hardest-working and funniest comedians on the road today.
“The Independent Entertainer” is a resource offering guerrilla marketing tips and information for comedians, DJ’s, musicians, magicians, and other performers to take control of their show-biz careers, effectively promote themselves, and get more and better gigs.
So… If you’re NOT an entertainer, you probably won’t care much about this info, but if you ARE an entertainer… get your ass in here (also, sign up for the gig-getting e-course at ComedyBookingSecrets.com). Do it. Do it now.
Main topics in this episode include…
(a) what your audiences REALLY care about,
(b) how to get killer, descriptive testimonials,
(c) how to immediately pick up quick and easy gigs, and
(d) why head-shots and bios are overrated.
Also, there’s quite a bit of A.D.D., awkward silences, talking shop, stories you won’t hear anywhere else (vomiting backstage, hitting an 80-year-old lady in the tits with a water-balloon during a show, etc.), and other little interesting tidbits of awesomeness from a couple guys who have been playing this game for a few years.
Listen right here (it’s a bit over an hour long):
Or go to the episode’s page to download it:
So… Here begins my distrust/ disdain/ contempt of television execs, apparently.
Earlier this year, I was on Norwegian television…
The deal they made was they would provide a high-quality DVD of my episode, and a link to where it could be viewed online, so I could share it with friends.
The DVD was never shipped.
The episodes are available to watch online (after they’ve aired), BUT they can’t be viewed here, overseas.
I was able to use international proxy servers and some clever software to rip the video from the site in Norway, though… So I do have a copy…
I just can’t decide if I should respect copyright law… or just go ahead and post the clip online so you can watch it.
It was ME providing content (for which, I’m sure, the production company was compensated handsomely), after all.
What to do… What to do…
I’m going to start cheating when I play poker. I’m going to use what is called a “marked” deck.
I just finished making one.
If you look closely, you can see the subtle markings in the pattern on the back of this deck. This will secretly allow me to know what cards my opponents are holding.
NOTE: You may have to click the picture, to enlarge it, in order to see the secret markings.