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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]
Craig Ferguson was born on May 17th, 1962 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Today Ferguson is best known as a Scottish-American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, director and actor. He is the present host of CBS's The Late Late Show. However, he is probably best known for portraying the character Nigel Wick on the Drew Carey show from 1996 until 2003. Ferguson was born to Robert and Janet Ferguson and raised Scottish Presbyterian. He was raised in nearby Cumbernauld. At the time he described his upbringing as being bullied over his weight. Ferguson has two sisters, one older and one younger, and one older brother. His younger sister, Lynn Ferguson, is a successful comedian, presenter and actress. Lynn Ferguson is the most widely known as the voice of Mac in the 2000 stop-motion animation film Chicken Run. His brother, Scott, worked for STV. His elder sister, Janice, is ... [Read Entire Bio]