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Vilmos did his first open mic in 1992. He owned a comedy club for several years. He spends 30+ weeks out of the year traveling the country playing clubs, theaters, and bars of all sizes. Alex tried stand-up for the first time in 2009. He started working the road just this year. On the Mentorist, Vilmos uses his wealth of experience in the comedy business to coach Alex through the minefield of professional comedy. He gives advice on what to do, and sometimes more importantly, what not
||ExplicitThe Mentorist - #50 - What happens when the gigs change?||Vilmos has some one-nighters but when the gigs change, he wants out. What to do?||6/19/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mentorist - #49 - Am I using people?||Alex finished his first week on the road working clubs. He knows he needs to hustle to get more work but he's afraid he might be using people. Vilmos talks more about giving and getting recommendati...||6/12/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mentorist - #48 - Condo Etiquette||Alex is on his first club feature tour and spent his first nights in the Comedy Condo (tm). Aside from keeping pants on in the living room, what etiquette should all comics know?||6/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mentorist - The Mentorist #47 - What do clubs owe comics?||There's a new club in Portland, which makes Alex wonder about what a club needs to do to create a community of comics.||5/29/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mentorist - #46 - The World of Merch||Vilmos spills the beans about the wonderful world of comedy merch slinging. He also advises Alex on an upcoming project.||5/22/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mentorist - #45 - How do I move up at comedy clubs?||Fresh off being promoted at his home club, Alex wonders what people need to do to move up from opener to feature or feature to headliner at the clubs they work at.||5/15/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mentorist - #44 - What Are One-Nighters For?||Alex and Vilmos both did some one-nighters last weekend. They can be rough and don't pay well. So what are they for? Money? Practice? Staying sharp? Networking? The short answer is yes.||5/8/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mentorist - #42 - How do I do radio appearances?||Alex talks about seeing Marc Maron and Vilmos talks about how to do good radio appearances.||4/24/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mentorist - #41 - What happens if I don't get paid?||During Vilmos's last trip, a venue refused to pay him. Good thing Vilmos has an alter ego named Pony The Bounty Hunter.||4/17/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mentorist - #40 - How much is my comedy worth?||Alex gave an interview and worries he's boring, Vilmos had an awkward show, and from the listener mail bag: How much should I charge to perform?||4/10/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mentorist - #39 - Should we try to write clean?||Vilmos has a cautionary tale about trash-talking on the internet. And Alex ask the question: If you were just starting today, would you try to write clean jokes to get more work?||4/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mentorist - #38 - Should people go into the comedy business?||Alex just graduated another class and he finished by discussing the business side of comedy. Sure, there's money to be made, but is it worth it? Should people go into the business of being a comedia...||3/27/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mentorist - The Mentorist #37 - Does Anybody Follow The Rules?||Alex returns from his trip where he needed to be clean. What happened? He was the only one concerned about the content of the show. Is this always the case? Should we just feel out the crowd inste...||3/20/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mentorist - The Mentorist #36 - March 14, 2012||Vilmos tries to help answer a very important question that has plagued comics for decades: How dirty is dirty? Hint: he may not give a clear answer because there isn't one.||3/13/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mentorist - The Mentorist #35 - March 7, 2012||Is there anything wrong with coming into another city and driving down the cost of comedy? Vilmos doesn't think so.||3/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
The old road dog and the young pup!
This podcast if for those looking for a glimpse inside the comedy world from two perspectives, that of the wide eyed up and comer and that of the wise veteran. It truly is an interesting podcast for those in and out of the biz. Give it 5 episodes and you will be hooked. Plus I here if you rate the show here Alex will bring you cookies and walk your dog!