What to Expect When You’re Expecting . . . To Be Paid at a Club

Like every other talent-based industry, there is no set pay scale for comedians. Your pay for club work depends largely on your ability to make money for that club. But there are generally accepted industry standards. Sometimes there are outliers – for instance, a small venue won’t have the budget of a bigger club. TheRead more

How to Cancel a Gig

It happens to all of us. You get booked for something and then plans change. Maybe you get something amazing like television. Maybe you got another gig you just can’t turn down. Maybe your routing changed or you had a family emergency or you’re feeling sick. Whatever the reason, sometimes you need to cancel. Here’sRead more

The Comedy Scenes of the Largest 50 Cities in America

When I posted a pro-tip about where to move and when as a comic, the questions came flooding about what scenes I recommend. The problem is that every comedian is unique both in life situation and career development. So I thought it might be more helpful to post a massive piece detailing various scenes. TheseRead more

How to Get Your Own Show Started

The reasons to produce your own show are plentiful. It’s good comedy karma to create stage time. It’s a way to meet a ton of comedians, quickly. It’s a way to learn what energy level is best for what situation. It’s a way to better understand what bookers are looking for. Most importantly, you canRead more