Warm-Up Comics: How to Get TV Warm-Up Gigs

Judy Carter

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.

Gary Cannon’s mom knew her son had comedic talent when, at the young age of five, Gary had a very bad cold. At the time, his mom was out of kleenex and offered her son toilet paper instead. Gary quickly replied, “I need to blow my nose not wipe my ass.” After getting the @#$% beaten out of him, and a timeout, his comedy career began.

Gary began making people laugh in San Francisco but soon moved to LA. After a short time in LA things started happening. He was soon working at all the Southern California Improv clubs, was a regular host at the Hollywood Improv, consistently emceeing shows with some of the biggest names in comedy.

His amazing crowd skills, high energy and ability to jump-start an audience enabled Gary to transition his skills to a television warm-up comic. Anyone visiting LA and seeing a show tape in front of an audience has probably met Gary. He sets the tone before and during the show creating a fun atmosphere and making audiences enjoy their time especially when many shows can often take hours to tape.

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.

Warm-Up Comics: How to Get TV Warm-Up Gigs

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If you ever wondered how to make a living as a comic, you might want to think about becoming a TV Warm-up. Some of the funniest and well-paid comics in television are warm-up comics. Practically every live TV show from “Dancing with the Stars” to “Conan” hires comics to get their audiences engaged, laughing, and ready to have a good time. It’s a hard job, but well-paid as warm-up comics earn between $4,000 to $6,000 a day.

So, how do comics get these lucrative gigs? To find out, attend my next free online webinar with the warm-up comic for “Conan,” the hilarious Gary Cannon.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • What skills you need to have to become a Warm-up
  • 5 mistakes you need to avoid
  • How to practice/do crowd work
  • Tips to wake up a dead crowd
  • How to get your foot in the door

DATE: TUESDAY July 23rd, 2019

TIME: 6pm to 7pm (Pacific Time)