Q: What do you do with your radio and TV appearances (if you are able to get a copy of the appearance)?
A: Whenever you are on radio or TV, make sure that you and at least 3 friends are recording it at home.
This, as back-up just in case the station goofs up, and you cannot get a copy of their recording.
Why should you care?
•Because successful appearances on small radio and TV stations
shows producers of national radio and TV networks
that you know how to do the job.
Most local headliners give terrible media interviews.
So, if you are at all ambitious,
•get good at media interviews starting . . . now.
Next, you or someone else must edit it down with audio or video editing software:
Cut out verbal stumbles, any mistakes, etc.
This 9-3-2013 Associated Press photo printed in the Wall Street Journal
catches Secretary of State John Kerry verbally stumbling
over a boots-on-ground question.
This was while testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing
to advance President Barack Obama’s request for congressional authorization
for military intervention in Syria.
The request was not advanced.
Since whatever you say on radio or TV
is unlikely to be picked up by media political analysts,
do yourself a favor:
Keep only the good sound bites.
Remember how you surf the web:
People like you are in a hurry,
and only want to watch 30-90 seconds of your video.
Less is more!
Next, put these great sound bites on your professionally designed web site:
If the show is popular, your appearance alone is an implied endorsement.
Comedy bookers and corporate Meeting Planners will be equally impressed.
•Many full time comedy clubs will not headline you unless you have already appeared
on at least one of the TV shows hosted by the comics
that appear in the photo at the top of this page.
Gee, isn't that interesting?
But if you want to really talk interesting, remember:
Corporate gigs pay "funny money;"
•which means you can get ten (10) times your comedy club Headliner pay for a week
•in just one performance!
Did that cold fact just get your attention?
OK: then, be sure to click the next two links.
•Yes: you can get in on this action today!
Tips on prepping for media interviews,
including how to contact media.
Tips on how to nail your on-the-air performance,
including a demonstration:
How to greatly improve your odds of going over BIG during a media interview.
Then, the radio or TV show will want to have you back on again real soon.
Yes: that means you can get yet another shot at scoring the big money.
•That would be more-$, wouldn't it?
But then, what do I know?
Just a simple, country comedy coach
Veteran of over 100 radio, TV, newspaper and magazine interviews
•Get in touch:
PO Box 992
Mill Valley, California 94942-0992
Page last updated: Saturday, December 7, 2013, 3:34 pm PST and Monday, March 10, 2014, 3:16 pm PST.