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

Handling Hecklers

  If you’re a comedian, you will be heckled. The vast majority of the time, heckling isn’t “You suck!” or something like that. I define heckling as anything that obviously interrupts the show. Even someone accidentally stepping on a punch line by yelling “we love you!” still steps on the punch line, which prevents aRead 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

Should You Move to New York or LA? If So, Which One and When?

Figuring out whether or not you should move for comedy is a bit of a “choose-your-own adventure”. Each comedian is unique, and the same answer does not apply to everyone – so hopefully you can use this as a guide to figure out the right move (or not move) for you. (Note: I wrote thisRead more