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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]
Aisha Tyler was born Aisha N. Tyler on September 18th, 1970 in San Francisco, California. Standing six-feet tall, Tyler quickly became known as a multi-talented comic actress with supermodel looks made more for runways rather than for comedy clubs. Today she is best known as a stand-up comedian and writer who has scored regular roles in the first season of Ghost Whisperer as well as becoming the first recurring African American to play an extended character arc in the NBS sitcom Friends. Her aggressive style has been described as similar to Chris Rock with the physical strength of a young Murphy. Daily Variety once hailed Tyler as a breakthrough talent headed for a major impact on comedy. USA Today has stated Tyler would have a major impact on comedy. And, Esquire named her one of its Women We Love while TV Guide has ranked her as part of cable's In Crowd.
Tyler tries not to t... [Read Entire Bio]