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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]
Michael Richards was born Michael Anthony Richards on July 24th, 1949 in Culver City to William Richards, an electrical engineer, and Phyllis Richards, a medical records librarian. When Richards was in the eighth grade, he developed a passion for acting that blinded him to almost all other career options outside of acting. After high school, Richards enrolled in the theater program at Valley College in California. There, however, it quickly became apparent that Richards had a talent for comedy instead of drama. Richards next attended the California Institute of the Arts. He later received a BA in drama from The Evergreen State College in 1975. At the time, he also had a short-lived improv act with Ed Begley, Jr.
Richards meanwhile enrolled at Los Angeles Valley College, where he dominated student theatre productions. However, his education was cut short when Richards was draf... [Read Entire Bio]