How much are you making in LA? The question should really ask, "At your real job or in comedy?" The truth is very few comic make money performing in Los Angeles. Most who do work on their act at open mics and take it on the road to paying gigs outside California. Those who are paid regulars usually use that credit to get industry to see them at their most important shows. They don't rely on it for a paycheck.
Remember that all the big names in comedy reside in Los Angeles or New York. It's harder to headline a club when Jim Carey, Louie Anderson, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Steven Wright, Bill Cosby and Carrottop all live within a fifty mile radius. That doesn't mean getting paid work is impossible in LA. At any club you can become a paid regular which simply means you call in Monday (or early in the week) for a paid spot later in the week.
Most LA clubs do have a list of... [Read Entire Article]
Posted Janurary 0, 2003 by Shayne Michael under Getting Paid
Robert Francis Goldthwait was born on May 26th, 1962 in Syracuse, New York to Tom and Kathleen Goldthwait. He is an actor, comedian and film director best known for his trembling, often disturbingly scratchy voice.
At 13, Goldthwait performed in a punk bank called the Dead Ducks until his bandmates booted him out two years later at age 15. He attended Bishop Grimes High School in East Syracuse and graduated in 1980 with voice actor Tom Kenny. Kenny would become the voice of famed children’s character Spongebob Squarepants. Goldthwait, Kenny and political satirist Barry Crimmins performed in a comedy trio, billing themselves as The Generic Comics. They’d later change their name to Bobcat, Bearcat and Tomcat.
Goldthwait married his first wife, film producer Ann Luly in 1988. They had one daughter and adopted a son. He soon began perusing comedy as a solo career. At the time, Go... [Read Entire Bio]