Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Journey to Late Night Stardom

Have you ever watched a program on TV, and wondered just what it looked like on the other side of the lens? Of course you have. I remember watching several of my comedy idols on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Comic Strip Live, and Conan O'Brien, imagining what it would feel like to actually shake the host's hand. As a 15-year old kid, little did I know that it I would do the same thing one day.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

When you hire a comedian, you may be getting only half the show

There are all kinds of comedians - dry, slapstick, surreal, dirty, g-rated - but they generally share one trait - they are up there with nothing but a microphone. It's their brain and body and the audience.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Marketing For Providers of Entertainment

You are, naturally, the person most familiar with your product. You know all of the ways it can benefit a potential client.
It doesn't matter how great that product is, though, if nobody knows about it. As P.T. Barnum said, "Without promotion, something terrible happens... nothing!"

Monday, April 22, 2013

A Different Way to View Your Entertainment Budget

You're planning a big awards dinner banquet. You've secured the caterer with the fabulous 5-course meal, a sizzling-hot band, and the best photographers money can buy - it's shaping up to be a terrific event.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Be An Original

What is it to be an original? Inherently, we all are original when we come into this world (no matter what your identical twin says). We become even more so as we take that world in, analyze it, and interact with it according to how it's been filtered through our perspective.

But, there are powerful societal forces that can cause you to lose your individuality...to "conform". The trick is to strike a balance between the two.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Why Entertainers and Event Planners Need Contracts

When it comes to event planning, there can be a million and one contracts to get signed  before the big day (depending upon the size of your bash) - catering, venue rental, a/v equipment...did you get one from your headline entertainer?