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Career Advice

So, you want to be a stand-up comic? Follow this handy flowchart to determine what your parents think you should do with your life.

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The Lowly Artist

ATTENTION FELLOW ARTISTS:

(And anyone else, too. This applies no matter what you do.)

An ad agency emailed me asking to renew the usage on some voice work I did for their client a couple of years ago. (For the original job, I submitted an invoice the day they requested it and did not receive payment for almost 6 months. After half a year, when they felt like paying, they claim to have sent a check, but to the wrong address. A subsequent invoice for a late fee was completely ignored.)

A quick excerpt of our communication: Continue Reading »

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Awaysickness

In a previous life, I did morning radio. This generally involved sitting in a very small room for several hours everyday. As a contrast, it seems that a lot of my job as a comedian involves traveling. Sometimes to locations very near, sometimes to far away places. But always traveling. So much so, that I feel I’ve developed “Fernweh,” or “awaysickness,” the opposite of homesickness. (Naturally, Fernweh is a word invented by the Germans, who have made a habit of preferring to be in places other than their own home. World War much?)

This week I’m close to home, but seemingly Continue Reading »