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Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 10-19-10, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,898
Posted By Aaron Gregg
I'm lazy

With the kids who hang around the pitch and disrupt things I've found that ignoring them after the show works wonders. As some people have mentioned the kids are trying to be part of things and it...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 08-11-10, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,674
Posted By Aaron Gregg
Hi Nick. I've been working Victoria for the...

Hi Nick.

I've been working Victoria for the last 13 years. Way back when there were a lot more people coming through and working here and most stayed for a full season. Though lots of people...
Forum: FESTIVAL AND PITCH ETHICS 06-16-10, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,165
Posted By Aaron Gregg
I've been using this line on my local pitch for...

I've been using this line on my local pitch for many years now. I'm wondering how common it is because a new show on the pitch that has only been working for a year has been using it and claims they...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 06-11-09, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,346
Posted By Aaron Gregg
As a Canadian I'm pretty pissed off that I can't...

As a Canadian I'm pretty pissed off that I can't compete in any "Blank's" Got Talent. I've read the America's Got Talent contract and it says that you have to be an American citizen. I know I'm not...
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 06-11-09, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,243
Posted By Aaron Gregg
Yojimbo! I think old-school publicity stunts...

Yojimbo!

I think old-school publicity stunts are now a bit obsolete because of the prevalence of local television. I agree with Evan that a good set of promo pics can get you good placement in the...
Forum: FESTIVAL DISCUSSIONS 06-11-09, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,244
Posted By Aaron Gregg
you lucky yanks.

Hi Miquee. Yes it's still the same for both Americans and Europeans (I had to check for a German friend recently).

I've got to be honest, it kind of irks me a little seeing as it's not reciprocal....
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 05-28-09, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,428
Posted By Aaron Gregg
Thanks for all of the input. I'm glad to know the...

Thanks for all of the input. I'm glad to know the Countryman is known for dealing with sweat.

I should point out that I'm pretty sure I sweat far more than anyone who has replied. I'm around 250...
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 05-25-09, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,428
Posted By Aaron Gregg
A sweaty countryman

So I've been using a Sennheiser ew100 system for a while now but I really want to upgrade my mic piece to a countryman so it's a little more subtle than the largish black thing that comes with the...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 03-16-09, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,130
Posted By Aaron Gregg
Hi Rachel. There's been a guy working chalk in...

Hi Rachel. There's been a guy working chalk in Victoria for a couple of years though I haven't talked to him - he's on a different license system and geographicaly separate from the circle shows....
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 03-05-09, 12:21 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 121,222
Posted By Aaron Gregg
comedyskills.com - my new video site

I just thought I'd give y'all a heads up on the launch of my new website. Here's the skinny:

Myself and another comedy juggler (Matt Baker of The Brothers From Different Mothers) have just...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 01-08-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 348,344
Posted By Aaron Gregg
Darren Collins

I'm guessing you missed the part at the end where he says his full name. Why I watched that whole thing is beyond me. Here's his website:

http://www.throwingup.com/ministrytraining.htm

-Aaron
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 11-07-08, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,476
Posted By Aaron Gregg
So fast, so helpful, so skinny

Thanks Scot, I'll check it out. Hopefully I can figure out what's up despite my meager web knowledge.

Half my body was saying "why don't you just email Scot" and the other half was, like "just...
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 11-07-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,476
Posted By Aaron Gregg
Embedding promo vids

Up until now I've just been hosting my video on my website as a download. It seems the cool thing these days is to have an embedded player. Does anyone know anything I can use to embed my video...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 11-02-07, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,166
Posted By Aaron Gregg
A guy from Spain who sits in a fridge and looks...

A guy from Spain who sits in a fridge and looks really cold. He has to get a new fridge everywhere he travels to.


-Aaron
Forum: PROMO STUFF (MARKETING, MEDIA, ETC.) 10-22-07, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,810
Posted By Aaron Gregg
Hey mama, how are things? I don't think the...

Hey mama, how are things?

I don't think the video quality is too bad. You've got some nice stages there as well which makes it look much better than a lot of videos.

I agree with Scot that...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 07-14-07, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,755
Posted By Aaron Gregg
kids, drunks and crazies are easy

Thanks Evan but there's a HUGE difference between dealing with a bum, drunk, or crazy kid and the mentally handicapped. The technique you mentioned is one I use as a last resort with kids and it...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 07-14-07, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,755
Posted By Aaron Gregg
Mentally Challenged Audience Members

So this afternoon I was having a bit of difficulty building a crowd and then I got stuck with the worst situation of all: a guy with down syndrome sat down in the front row. He kept shouting out...
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 06-11-07, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,226
Posted By Aaron Gregg
golfbag baby

I agree with frisbee, if you want to avoid the charges then put any long parts in a golf bag. You could likely find one for cheap in a thrift store. Pete Sweet discovered that his oversized pipes...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 06-07-07, 12:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,767
Posted By Aaron Gregg
Gatto isn't just for jugglers

Gatto's act doesn't just appeal to jugglers. He's worked all the top variete and circus venues in Germany where they care about pleasing an audience. I've seen him live in front of a "normal"...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 06-04-07, 06:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,767
Posted By Aaron Gregg
Jason Garfield did street for a little while in...

Jason Garfield did street for a little while in Seattle. Gatto has surely never done street.

Great Lee Ross video, thanks for the link. I wonder what would happen if I posted the link on the...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 03-26-07, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,151
Posted By Aaron Gregg
I'm a big fan of Talking Heads "Stop Making...

I'm a big fan of Talking Heads "Stop Making Sense." The commentary from David Byrne is very interesting and well worth listening to.
Forum: GIGS - FESTIVALS 04-26-06, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,709
Posted By Aaron Gregg
Caution

I want to warn anyone thinking of going ot this festival that the crowds are quite small - i did a few shows for less than ten people. The festival is held in an isolated town of 25,000 people and...
Forum: FESTIVAL DISCUSSIONS 04-24-06, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,493
Posted By Aaron Gregg
Canmore Alberta

Has anyone here ever worked a street festival in Canmore, Alberta (or knows anyone who has)? I'm curious to know how the crowds and conditions were.

Thanks,

-Aaron
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 01-11-06, 03:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,131
Posted By Aaron Gregg
You say "What has big balls and hangs up." Then...

You say "What has big balls and hangs up." Then hang up their cel phone. What's amazing is people will always give the performer their phone. It's weird how hard it can be to get people to stop and...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 01-11-06, 02:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,131
Posted By Aaron Gregg
When I feel lazy and the crowd build is tough I...

When I feel lazy and the crowd build is tough I pull out the old:

"but sir, you stopped last night with the other lady."

Of course it gets a great response and makes it so hard for me to...
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