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Perhaps you assume that most Germans only drink beer?  That is completely false.  In addition to drinking the same beverages that many Americans do, Germany also has it's own special and unique drinks; you might be very surpr...
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Before traveling to another country, it is probably a good idea to know a few basic phrases or expressions in their language.  Often, I have discovered that if you make an effort to ask something in their language (where is t...
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At first glance, many German kitchens look exactly the same (My wife disagrees, but because she has lived here her whole life, it's easier for her to spot the differences).  In almost all of the kitchens I've seen, the cabine...
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The German week begins with Monday (Montag) and ends with Sunday (Sonntag).  Thus, in Germany, the weeks are Monday through Sunday, not Sunday through Saturday as with The United States.  Calendars, Schedules and Weekly Plann...
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+Jeffrey Collette e why are you so mean to me? Please stop trying to hurt my feelings!
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Wow, a comedian who can't take criticism should NOT be a comedian at all!  Thought that was what this community was for. Please move on boy filled with tears.
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Perhaps you might have noticed that I never mentioned my wife's name during the story of how we got married.  No, I haven't forgotten her name already, I didn't mention it on purpose.   One of the first things I noticed about...
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So, you're visiting Germany for the first time and your friends ask you to visit their apartment.  They mention that they live on the second floor. Should be easy enough to find, right?  When you get to the apartment building...
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So far, I have seen German celebrities sliding down bobsled hills while riding on top of woks, fussball, dating shows featuring German farmers, fussball,  round table talk show discussions where half the hosts were completely...
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At first glance, German toilet paper looks so light and fluffy.  It's ornately quilted with designs of cartoon ducks, whales, sea horses or other happy looking, friendly creatures.  But don't let that fool you, German toilet ...
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Ever notice that there are a lot average comedians working the club circuit and a lot of exceptionally talented and creative comedians who can't catch a break beyond the open mic scene? The reason is process Vs. product. There are far too many exceptionally talented comedians who don't understand why they can't seem to get past a club audition! Believe it or not, the truth is that a club owner is only partially interested in how funny someone is. The "stand out" who is absolutely hilarious and sure to be a star is about as rare as a pink elephant. A club, college, agency, booker is NOT concerned with your creative process as much as they are with putting asses in seats, selling alcohol and counting their profits at the end of the night. Understanding the business aspect of the industry is the key to finding regular club, college, convention, work... Does catering a set specifically for a club, college, convention, cruise ship, etc. audition feel like selling out? Absolutely! But, look at it this way: To get hired, you must enter an employee, employer relationship! To my knowledge, there are no employers who will allow their employees to do as they wish before there is a history of trust, understanding and a decent amount of revenue flowing.

There are no shortage of comedy locations that will allow you to perform if you bring a certain number of people. There are no shortage of "producers" who will promise you the world, provided you do their unpaid showcases. Sometimes, they might even spot you a hundred bucks here and there just to keep you in a position where you are generating THEM revenue. The key to regular club work (provided you actually have what it takes) is REALLY KNOWING the industry so that you are 1) Not taken advantage of. 2) Know how to audition for clubs. 3) In a position where you have the control over your career!

Keith Lyle, who I believe put this forum together, is offering links to workshops and other educational materials that are important for new comedians looking to make an actual career of this. Don't be afraid to follow up on these. There is nothing wrong with becoming a student, even seasoned professionals take the time to learn more about the industry and how it works, (that's why they are professionals). Knowledge is power!

Take a look around you... The open mic scene is filled with creative talent who believe they can make it big "their own way". The club scene is filled with comedians who understand the business! 
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Grateful for your insight. Makes sense. Thank you.
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While traveling through Lebanon, I bought an inflatable woman! Worth every penny as she saves me time and energy by blowing herself up!
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horrible joke in so many ways
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Brian Connor, Comedian
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I laugh, therefor I am!
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Customer Service, Hospitality, Fundraising, Merchandising, Sales, Entertainment and Talent Managent, Comedy Performance, Improvisation, Production and Stage Management
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