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3 Tips For Comedy Writers – with late-night television writer Dicky Eagan

When it comes to writing for late-night, Dicky Eagan knows what it takes.  In this video, the head-writer of “Last Call with Carson Daly,” who has also written for “Lopez Tonight,” “The Wayne Brady Show” and many others, gives away 3 powerful secrets to having a successful career in comedy,  in writing and in any part of the entertainment field.

Tip #1) Surround yourself with people who are good at what you do.  

If you want to get better, then hang around people who are even better than you are at your chosen field – they will challenge you and as a result, you will improve.

Tip #2) Get specific with your goals.  

Don’t just say “I want to be a writer.” Imagine and envision exactly what person, project or show you want to write for. When things get hard your ability to focus on your original goal will help get you through the tough times.

Tip #3) Be great to work with. 

This is a tip that all of our most successful guests seem to say. No matter how talented you are, no one wants to work with a jerk. Get your attitude and ego in check, so that you will be the one that everyone wants to work with.

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Find out more about Gerry at www.standupcomedyclass.com

And follow Gerry and Dickie on Twitter @GerryKatzman and @DickyEagan

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How to Become a TV Host, Part 1

How do you become a host..well that’s a loaded question.

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Career Tips for Actors: Networking and Creating Relationships in the Entertainment Industry, part 1

Suzanne Lyons discusses the importance of networking and offers great information on creating relationships within the Entertainment Industry.

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Writing Great Characters for the Screen & Stage: Part Two – Comedy

By: Minda Burr If you recall, in the last blog, we talked about how your main characters need to have a strong want and then they are forced to deal with all of the obstacles in the way of achieving their goal. We also talked about how every compelling character has distinct personality traits – Read the Rest…

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Writing Great Characters for the Screen & Stage: Part One

So what comes first – the development of fascinating and compelling characters? Or creating the world (or the story) in which the characters participate? It can work both ways, but you have a big advantage if you start with some unique and complex characters to begin with. So, let’s jump in and look at a Read the Rest…

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Casting Insider Tips, Part 2 - The Audition Room

Insider Casting Tips to do Your Best Auditions – Part 2

The Audition Room Inside the Audition Room is where all your training as an actor and your preparation come together so that you can do your best and hopefully book the job – OR NOT. What the heck happens in there that often inhibits us from doing our best? The following audition pointers were formulated Read the Rest…

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Advice & Career Tips from Dancer and Social Media Personality Meghan Sanett

Meghan Sanett – Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher & Social Media Personality – shares some insight on taking classes, coming to LA, getting and working with an agent and more!

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