I Hate Booking Celebrity Comedians


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This video I’m showing you my experiencing booking a famous/celebrity comedian for one of my comedy shows and how difficult the process is and how that changed my relationship the venue owner who was already trying to work me over.

It’s always been my dream to work with a full time experienced, and in this case famous, comedian who I admired and this was my opportunity. I booked him, secured the venue and everything however outside forced decided to make this comedy show a brutal nightmare for me, someone who at the time was very new to producing comedy shows. It has a happy ending though.

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0:00 The Problem with Celebrity Comedians
0:43 Making a deal to do the show
1:30 How to make the show successful (get a famous comedian)
2:18 Getting a Date
3:58 Booking a Famous Comedian
5:10 A Few Demands
6:23 The Famous Comedian Breaks My Heart
7:51 My Friends Marc Saves Me
9:56 Confronting the Owner
12:15 A Second Shot at Fame

Special Thanks To:
Marc Staudenmaier – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgWZBVB-i-uyZq_OA5Hsgww
Maureen Ferguson – instagram.com/maureenfergusaur/
Greg Goldstein – instagram.com/gregisvinteresting
Andrew Fox – instagram.com/atfcomic/

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Hi! My name is James McAliney! If you’re a Stand-up Comedian or Interested in How stand up comedy works behind the scenes, this is the place for you. With this channel I document the everyday challenges, and successes of trying to turn stand up comedy into a career.

Using video techniques from vlogging, storytime, and commentary I will bring you with me as I get attacked on stage at comedy shows, visit the New York and Texas comedy scene, write jokes, navigate open mics, navigate the club scene, remember what it was like and how to start stand up comedy, deal with out of control comedy bookers, etc.

My goal is to help you get a better idea of what stand up comedy Is really like for the average comedian starting out. I will also try to answer any question you may have about starting comedy, or navigate the word of shows and open mics.


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