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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]
Steve Allen was born Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen on December 26th, 1921 in New York City. A true Renaissance man, Allen accomplished more in one lifetime than most men could in ten. He was an American television personality, musician, actor, comedian and a prolific writer. Though he got his start in radio, Allen is best known for his television career. He first gained national attention as a guest host on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. He was also the first host of The Tonight Show, where he was instrumental in its conception as well as in innovating the concept of the television talk show itself. Thereafter, Allen hosted numerous game and variety shows, including the Steve Allen Show, I've Got a Secret, The New Steve Allen Show and was a regular panel member on CBS' What's My Line?
Allen was also a prolific composer, having penned over 10,000 songs and wrote more... [Read Entire Bio]