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HEY NONG MAN
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


Is that four hours round trip or...

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Bompacho
Nov 28, 2005


HEY NONG MAN posted:

Is that four hours round trip or...

Each way. Doesn't bother me too much. I love a long drive because I get to be in my own head to rehearse, write, and rewrite.
And the crew down there were appreciative of the effort so they swung me some gas money.

I basically saw it more as an opportunity to network with other comics from a sister city. I should be able to get a paid gig or two out of it down the track.

Bompacho fucked around with this message at May 10, 2018 around 23:53

Sataere
Jul 20, 2005


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HEY NONG MAN posted:

Is that four hours round trip or...

Four hours isn't that bad. Sucks that it's unpaid, but if you know that they have paid gigs, it's probably worth the effort.

revolther
May 27, 2008


Four hours is basically the drive to LA for a show from anywhere in California (sure sometimes in the middle of the night @ 120mph on the I-5).

Sataere
Jul 20, 2005


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Just drove two hours for my first headlining gig.

DoctorDelaware
Mar 24, 2013


Sataere posted:

Just drove two hours for my first headlining gig.

That's awesome! How did it go?

Sataere
Jul 20, 2005


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DoctorDelaware posted:

That's awesome! How did it go?

It went well. I only had to do 20 minutes, but I didn't get lit until 30, then realized on the car ride that I didn't do half my jokes.

Bompacho
Nov 28, 2005


Sataere posted:

It went well. I only had to do 20 minutes, but I didn't get lit until 30, then realized on the car ride that I didn't do half my jokes.

Niiiice.

I go to do my first headline too! It was only a 1 hour drive but it was a great night. The crowd was way older than I'm used to. But the jokes seemed to carry well.
Now I'm locked in and freaking out about my first Fringe Fest in August. Doing a full hour!

Sataere
Jul 20, 2005


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Why do you put in face time at clubs you aren't regularly working? Because if an opportunity arises and you aren't there, somebody else might capitalize. I will be doing my first full feature spot at Zanies tonight because I was there yesterday. Feeling pretty good about life right now.


Bompacho posted:

Niiiice.

I go to do my first headline too! It was only a 1 hour drive but it was a great night. The crowd was way older than I'm used to. But the jokes seemed to carry well.
Now I'm locked in and freaking out about my first Fringe Fest in August. Doing a full hour!

Congrats on the festival. I really need to get an updated clip and get my submission on next season.

Bompacho
Nov 28, 2005


Sataere posted:

Why do you put in face time at clubs you aren't regularly working? Because if an opportunity arises and you aren't there, somebody else might capitalize. I will be doing my first full feature spot at Zanies tonight because I was there yesterday. Feeling pretty good about life right now.


Congrats on the festival. I really need to get an updated clip and get my submission on next season.

Luckily this one is all self organised. (Smaller, newer fest, volunteer run). So entry is all but guaranteed Mostly I'm just taking an hour of material just to experience it since the registration is only $25. I expect I will lose money on it but hopefully it opens up a few more doors and motivates me to get a bit more out there.

DoctorDelaware
Mar 24, 2013


After not getting any bookings all summer, I finally got off my rear end and got a show put together in Yankton, SD. This'll be the...third show I've set up, and the first one where the performers get paid. Now I just have to...wait two months. Bah.

I also just remembered that today is the deadline for the Beast Village festival in Des Moines. I should probably apply for that.

Sataere
Jul 20, 2005


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DoctorDelaware posted:

After not getting any bookings all summer, I finally got off my rear end and got a show put together in Yankton, SD. This'll be the...third show I've set up, and the first one where the performers get paid. Now I just have to...wait two months. Bah.

I also just remembered that today is the deadline for the Beast Village festival in Des Moines. I should probably apply for that.

Is that a worthwhile festival? I'm struggling with figuring out what to submit to.

DoctorDelaware
Mar 24, 2013


Sataere posted:

Is that a worthwhile festival? I'm struggling with figuring out what to submit to.

Not really sure. I'm basically applying for whatever I can (and find out about before the deadline.) For added fun, I need to monkey with the settings on my phone, because I've just noticed how bad the video quality is on the last couple of things I recorded.

Speaking of festivals, submissions are already open for the 2019 Sioux Falls Sno Jam. http://www.siouxfallssnojamcomedyfest.com/submit

Sataere
Jul 20, 2005


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I paid for a clip and had a poo poo set. Very annoying. Back to the drawing board.

Sataere
Jul 20, 2005


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Is it weird that I get excited when a club booker actually responds to my emails, even if they aren't giving me work? Because most comics I know don't even get that much.

Unmature
May 9, 2008


Is there a UCB-specific thread anywhere?

DoctorDelaware
Mar 24, 2013


I've got a showcase coming up in Yankton, SD on Saturday. I've booked a few shows before, but this is the first one that will actually pay.

We sold the last of the tickets on Monday. Super hyped for this. (Only 38 seats, but still.)

Sataere
Jul 20, 2005


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That's awesome. I've been getting booked regularly the last couple months, which is weird, because I've not tried to get booked at all.

Next week, I get to host my first album recording. That's one of the comedy bucket list.

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DoctorDelaware
Mar 24, 2013


Sataere posted:

That's awesome. I've been getting booked regularly the last couple months, which is weird, because I've not tried to get booked at all.

Next week, I get to host my first album recording. That's one of the comedy bucket list.

That's awesome! Now I've got a new item for my own list.

It's been a really dry summer for me--nobody's asked me to be on anything, and I didn't get anything above a guest spot between May and last week. That's most of why I put the Yankton show together; it became clear that I had to start making my own work.

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