4 thoughts on “This Is Why Most Comedy Managers And Agents Stink

  1. James says:

    I see your point. But if you will allow me to devil’s advocate. One might also view this from an economic perspective. You want motivated self-starters who are strong for a variety of reasons.

    This is a service economy. They want the people most motivated. That being said they want to run a profitable business so they want people who will be self starters and motivated because their clients will be demanding and no one can learn how to be strong. Moreover, if I were worried about ‘marketing’ myself as a comic I’d probably want someone who’s primary motivation to bust his ass for me was money… being the person who made sure I got the most money. Because that’s how Agent’s get paid.

    Now we could discuss alternative methodology, perhaps ‘Holistic’ management?

  2. James says:

    But I do agree. If that wasn’t clear. LOL

    Having a manageable, coordinated, presence and regular content production vehicle online can propel those willing to put in the effort.

  3. David DiLorenzo says:

    I have run into the same problem…You call and comedy club or a booking company and the ask “Who is your agent?”…Well, I don’t have one …”Oh. no agent,…then how funny are you ?” Well, could you preview my video on my website, please ?… No, I don’t look at websites..I get a million of there emails daily…I don’t have time…beat it in other words… It does suck – Hey managers and booking guys… Jay Leno doesn’t need an agent – Some of us other, very funny comics, do !!

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