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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]
Brett Butler was born Brett Anderson on January 30th, 1958 to Roland Decatur Anderson Jr and Carol Jean O'Quinn in Montgomery, Alabama. Today she is an American actress and stand-up comedian best known for playing the title role in 1990ís sitcom Grace Under Fire.
Butler was named after Lady Brett Ashley in story The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. During her mother's remarriage to Bob Butler, she changed her surname to Butler at the age of six. Her mother would actually remarry three times. She had psychological problems, attempted suicide, and was in and out of mental hospitals throughout Butlerís life. Butler herself grew up in Marietta, Georgia. She was the eldest of five sisters: Tana, Toren, Kristen and Katy. She attended the University of Georgia in 1975 and has been married twice. Her first marriage was to Charles Michael Wilson in July of 1978. They divorced only thre... [Read Entire Bio]