Being an entertainer who works cruise shops a lot you meet interesting people. Or at least your chances are higher. Working on ships is very competitive right now and the quality of the acts is showing that. Cruise lines are actively trying to becoming more hip. The chances of meeting interesting people who are a little more unique, fun or down right weird — it’s just greatly intensified at sea.
I said I’m in walking in Fulltimer Ass Kisser territory or at least I’m stepping in patches of it and Brad is walking with legends.
Brad gives several nuggets and wisdom for performers through stories about his career– and we both discuss some of the oddities of ship life.
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My guest on the podcast is Michael Paul Ziegfeld who has written for comedians including David Lettermen, Bill Maher, Chelsey Handler and Ellen DeGeneres. He has television credits on The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live and has lent his voice to Pixar and Jim Henson Productions. He has acted alongside Katherine Heigl in the movie 27 Dresses and coached Kevin Spacey in the movie The Ventriloquist. The heart and soul of his work is his own performances that have taken him around the globe, headlining theatre tours, comedy clubs, cruise ships and opening for names like Lisa Lampanelli, James Brown and Joan Rivers.
In this podcast we discuss the following:
Plus Ryan shares 8 ideas for a better writing mindset and how to optimize the time you spend creating scripts and content.
This Touring Tricks Podcast is jam packed with valuable information from working professionals with the goal of trying to help out other performers. Don’t miss this episode.
Penn & Teller's Fool Us is now on Season 3!! It is the best showcase for magicians on television. I appeared on Season 3 episode 2 (watch here http://www.ryanjoyce.com) but this podcast is all about the behind the scenes insight information-- good, bad and ugly
Plus three things I learned from the entire Las Vegas experience
I'm joined with Peter Mennie who flew down to Las Vegas to be part of the taping-- with a degree in Television Production, Peter gives a unique perspective of magic and television.