What’s it like being a show biz agent?
If you ever wanted to know what it’s like to be an agent for top celebrities, Marty Klein is your guy. Although he’s New York based, Marty is often on the road. And you too could be an agent, if you like long hours, long weeks, and lots of work. As everyone in show biz knows, all the glamour in on stage. All the work, for actors, entertainers, agents, musicians, publicists, crew and managers is behind the scenes.
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What’s it like being a TV and film director?
Comedian, actor, writer, director, pilot and monkey-handler are just some of the things Wil Shriner is good at. He says he just keeps moving from job to job; I say he’s multi-talented. He grew up in show biz, so he’s pretty well acquainted with all of its sides. If you want to be an entertainer, Wil has some advice for you. And, no, the Shriner Auditorium is not named for him.
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What’s it like being a voice-over actor?
If you know King Zarkon, Nick Fury, Wet Suit, Chunk and the Liquidator, you’ve heard Jack Angel at work. He’s a versatile voice-over actor. Like me, Jack got his start as a disc jockey. Unlike me, he has talent.
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What’s it like to work in radio?
Paul Howard is in the Radio Hall of Fame. He was a child of the Depression, a WWII vet at the age of 19, and owner of a radio station in his 20’s. For some he was the only morning show host they ever knew. Paul has seen a few changes in radio over the years but is still out selling radio ads though well into his 80’s.
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What’s it like to be a magic writer?
I’ve interviewed Brian Brushwood and Andrew Mayne, so how could I not include JRY to complete the trilogy? He’s a comedian, writes about magic, and is remarkably clever. Other descriptors: journalist, podcaster, atheist, blogger, marketer, online publisher, promoter, and gun lover. Weird Things site click here
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What’s it like to be a weatherman?
This is the story of how a boy who suffered from stuttering went on to be a radio announcer. And a radio engineer. And a salesman. And a TV weatherman. Kirk Harnack also has his own podcast on the TWIT network (www.live.twit.tv). Naturally, it’s about radio. For Kirk’s podcast click here.
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What’s it like to be in show business?
He was born in Deadwood, and raised in Spearfish but mostly Gary Mule Deer can be found on the road. He’s called a comedian-singer (and he is funny) but at heart Gary is a traveling musician.
In the early days, he roomed with comedian Steve Martin and singer Michael Johnson. And he’s often noted as a founding member of The Muledeer and Moondog Medicine Show. He was a hit but nearly lost it all to drugs and alcohol.
These days, clean and sober, Gary is still on the road. He’s either going to or coming back from a show he’s done with Johnny Mathis, playing a major casino or playing in a celebrity golf tournament. For Gary Mule Deer’s site click here.
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What’s it like being a magician?
Andrew Mayne is an illusionist, magician, writer and podcaster. He’s worked for some of the biggest names in magic, created magic tricks that will astound you, and put everything you need to know about magic in a book. Actually, several books. He’s also writing e-book fiction on Amazon.
His multifaceted career might be traced to growing up on two coasts but it’s not likely. It’s more likely that his quick wit isn’t easy to cage. His grandfather taught him his first magic trick but Andrew’s main insight was that adults can be fooled. Magic, then, is really just a game of critical thinking.
So Andrew’s best advice is to enjoy the illusions of a magic show but don’t be fooled about who you are. Understand your core values, be yourself, and, when in doubt, look at what makes you happy. And then do that. For Andrew Mayne website click here.
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What’s it like to be a magician?
He speaks well, tells jokes, stays in shape and travels a lot. He is a one man show. And manages to make a good living doing an unusual job. Brian Brushwood is a magician. He can do cards and sleight of hand. But he is best known for bizarre tricks: escapes, eating fire, and pounding a steel spike up his nose. For the college crowd, his live show is the biggest event on campus. Brian is the Conan O’Brien of magic. For Brian Brushwood’s site click here. It will magically open.
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