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Comedy Careers: How to Get a Comedy Agent

Judy Carter doesn’t like to brag, but she did write the Bible. No joke, she’s the author of “The Comedy Bible” (Simon & Schuster) and Judy’s book, “The Message of You: Turn Your Life Story into a Money-Making Speaking Career” (St. Martin’s Press), teaches readers how to use speaking to increase their business and income.

Danny Robinson is head of APA’s Comedy Division representing talent such as, Lewis Black, Alec Baldwin, Caroline Rhea,Tom Papa, Tiffany Haddish, Jeanne Robertson and many others.

Talent manager Randi Siegel has worked with a wide variety of actors and comedians and is most known for her formative role in launching and developing Jimmy Fallon’s career.

In this webinar, Judy Carter, author of “The Comedy Bible,” along with her comedy writing friends will show you how you can add laughs to any speech.

Comedy Careers: How to Get a Comedy Agent or Manager

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The big question for working comics is how to get representation. So, how do you turn working open mics into having a real, money-making career in comedy? In this webinar, Danny Robinson (head of APA’s Comedy Division) and Randi Siegel (comedy manager) will join me to show you the right way to approach a comedy agent and/or a manager to advance your career.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • What is the difference between a manager and an agent?
  • When is the right time to approach a comedy agent or manager?
  • 5 big mistakes that turn agents/managers off
  • How much stage time do you need before approaching an agent?
  • What materials do you submit?
  • What are talent bookers looking for?

 

Who is Comedy Agent Danny Robinson?

Danny Robinson is head of APA’s Comedy Division representing talent such as Lewis Black, Alec Baldwin, Caroline Rhea, Tom Papa, Tiffany Haddish, Jeanne Robertson and many others.

APA has a long history in comedy, both in film, television and live performances. Danny has been instrumental in discovering and nurturing as he has been a Senior Vice President since 1994, working in both the Personal Appearance and Talent side’s of the agency

Who is Comedy Manager Randi Siegel?

Talent manager Randi Siegel has worked with a wide variety of actors and comedians and is most known for her formative role in launching and developing Jimmy Fallon’s career.

Siegel got her start working under legendary talent manager Bernie Brillstein and helped develop the careers of clients such as David Spade, Adam Sandler, Bob Saget, Rob Schneider and Andy Dick before establishing her own management company.

Over the course of her management career, she has served as the EVP of Talent & Development at National Lampoon, Head of Special Projects & Marketing Initiatives for Comic Relief (HBO 2006), Executive in Charge of Alternative Comedy Programming at The Fred Silverman Company, and as the Director of Comedy Relations & Content at Myspace.

DATE: THURSDAY April 19th

TIME: 6pm to 7pm (Pacific Time)

FEE: FREE

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