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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]
Harry Anderson was born on October 14th, 1952 in Newport, Rhode Island. His parents hailed from Manistee, Michigan. Much in Anderson's childhood was unusual. Both of his parents were gamblers. His father was also a salesman who was rarely around. Therefore, Anderson spent his younger years in Chicago with his mother, brother, sister and their half-sister. At one point, his mother became one of the first female card dealers in Las Vegas during the 1950's. By the time he was seventeen, Anderson had lived in a dozen states, moving from city to city between his mother's various jobs. Desperate to put food on the table, Andersonís mother reportedly worked as a prostitute, a fact which Anderson publicly acknowledged in a 1989 Playboy interview when he stated, "She was a hustler, yeah; she did a lot of things. We moved around a lot, and she had a lot of men friends." Yet Anderson also reject... [Read Entire Bio]