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Comics who first start might feel that a room where you can go up regardless of experience is a good idea. These rooms, often called bringer rooms, will give novices stage time. In return you bring ten people. The booker makes the money. You pack the room. And get nothing but a second rate tape in return. Good deal? No
When you play a bringer room, you support what I call, Supply Side Comedy. Supply side comedy takes no account for demand. An audience demands to be entertained. Your friends don't have the same concerns. They just want to see you do well. This type of false feedback causes a viscous cycle.
#1 It prevents you from growing.
#2 It may... [Read Entire Article]
Artie Lange was born Arthur Steven Lange, Jr. on October 11th, 1967. Today Lange is best known as an American actor, stand-up comedian, author and radio personality, most notable for replacing Jackie Martling on The Howard Stern Show. Lange was also part of the original cast member of the Fox sketch series MADtv. Lange has frequently joked about his bad luck with movies, naming Mystery Men as his worst film of all time. In fact, Lange claims that his mother and sister called him from the movie theater to ask if he had any other scenes because they wanted if it was okay to leave yet. His politically incorrect material often consists largely of observational bits and storytelling. Lange is often compared to one of his idols, John Belushi, likely because both struggled with weight as well as drug and alcohol addiction. Lange was born at St. Barnabas to Judy, a homemaker and Arthu... [Read Entire Bio]