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Old 12-05-09, 10:59 AM   #21
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So? ...Have you booked any gigs yet?
Or boosted your promo?

Yeah. I'm working all spring/summer long.. Winter, ehh.. Still not where I want to be yet as far as numbers go.. but I'm enjoying the time off.
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Old 01-20-10, 06:28 AM   #22
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This past weekend I performed at Art Deco Weekend in Miami. At one of my performances I noticed a uniformed police officer and his 4 year old daughter. I performed my ENTIRE show and didn't have to change a line/joke/word.

Afterwards, the officer approached me and thanked me for my show with a $20 bill. He stated that he had to take his daughter away from the other performances on the street because of some of their material.

He wasn't complaining, because he watched the others without her and thought they were good also.

Seems to me that the daughter is the one to lose in this situation. All because of a couple of one-liners or gestures...

This just made me think of this thread.
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Old 01-20-10, 01:37 PM   #23
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George just do your routine. Those are great tricks. If you like you can change the cigarette trick and use a regular penny to a giant penny or to what ever you like. the trick is to have a good promo and shop it. good luck.
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Old 01-20-10, 06:02 PM   #24
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It's important to note while reading Dallas' post, that the people that wrote his jokes are a lot edgier than he is. The experimentation has to happen somewhere. I guess you just have to decide which side of the curve you want to be on.
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Old 01-21-10, 05:18 AM   #25
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Is it edgy??

Said infront of a crowd with children, while doing the "balloon swallow"...

"I learned this in prison"...


I choose the side of the curve that gets me more bookings.
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Old 01-21-10, 06:44 AM   #26
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You're nullifying my point again. And using a wicked shitty example to boot. You ripped almost every line in your show from people that have crossed the line, so you can pat yourself on the back all day for stepping right up to the line without crossing it, but the fact is, you used the hard work of pther people to do it. The whole reason I even mentioned that fact was to encourage other folks to write, and to experiment. Your comment isn't without merit, just without context.
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Be creative, but also have respect for your audience and learn to be adaptable.
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Old 01-21-10, 11:38 AM   #28
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That's a nasty blow to Dallas. He does a great show is a REALLY NICE GUY.My show is original and I had to make up my own lines, with the exception of some really old stock lines. So what do you do? And don't tell me juggle!
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To be fair Jeep, I have yet to see Dallas deny that he has used a wealth of other peoples lines.
Personaly, I have never seen his show, but it sounds like Eric has.

In regards to the line that Dallas used as an example, I would have no problem for my kids(3 and 10) to hear that line and many others, because they simply wouldn't 'get it'. If your kid does 'get it', then it's already too late to protect them from such things and if that's the case, they probably understand humour at that point.
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Dallas has told me himself that he's lifted all of his lines, it isn't a nasty blow in the slightest. And Jeep, I worked a block away from you for years you burnout. To answer your question, I do stand up, mostly.
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I told you what???

Jeep, he doesn't juggle. When I first met him he was in New Orleans and couldn't get a crowd. (French Quarter Festival) (Me, you, Brendan the pretty good, Big Chris, Tim Eric, Checkers...)
Then i invited him to Daytona, where once again he couldn't get a crowd and he slept on my friends couch. (Which I hooked him up)

His show back then consisted of some mediocre magic, fire eating and walking on glass. So you are gonna say you made all that up??? I even have video from back then when a big guy almost broke his neck!!

I've seen his stand-up on youtube and I give you a pat for effort.

The original post that i replyed to was to answer George's question on appropriate material.

Being an event coordinator and a member of the board of directors for nearly 10 years, I thought i might shed some insight on what we look for when watching people's material for a family event.
I have coordinated several successful events including Carnivale Centro Ybor (a mini buskerfest i put on in Tampa)
I am currently working on an International Buskerfest that will be held in Clearwater.
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Maybe you could book me for it?I'd love to get outta Key West for a while.
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Damn, and you worked next to me for years... I guess I didn't see ya! but it could be I just don't remember,maybe I'm French fried .... does anybody really know?
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