Rob Durham, author of “Don’t Wear Shorts On Stage” joins us to day to discuss what to expect as you explore your first open mic nights and road gigs. I first met Rob when I lived in Columbus, OH. He has since moved on to St. Louis where he is a full time high school English teacher and part time comedian.
We cover a lot of ground in this episode including:
- Opening for Pauly Shore
- The St. Louis Comedy scene
- Doing a gig just for teachers
- Teaching Stand-Up Comedy week at school
- The skills an emcee needs
- The real difference between emcee and feature work
- Why comics think they can headline before they really can
- and of course, what NOT to where on stage.
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