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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]
Tim Conway was born Thomas Daniel Tim Conway on December 15th, 1933 in Willoughby, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Today Conway is best known as an Emmy award-winning actor and comedian primarily known for his roles in sitcoms, movies and the Carol Burnett Show. His best-known role was as Ernest Borgnine's second-in-command, Ensign Charles Parker, in the popular 1960s anti-war sitcom, McHale's Navy. Conway has been called the best second-banana in show business. Shortly after entering show business, Conway would later change his first name to Tim to avoid confusion with actor Tom Conway of “The Falcon” fame. His license plate reads 13 WKS, a reference to all of his solo television projects have been cancelled after 13 weeks.
Conway was Irish descent on father's side. He grew up in Chagrin Falls attending Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and majoring in speech... [Read Entire Bio]