Like hungry baby eagles wanting to feed...
I can't say that rule is enforced. I've performed with Jim Gaffigan and Jake Johannson...both of them did pretty much the same exact set that they did 6 months previously (which is odd, because my opening set for at least 6 of the 8 shows I worked with them was different each time...I guess I'm playing by the rules and they're...famous...or good...or something...whatever.) You can actually tell that people LIKED the fact that Gaffigan does much of the same material as on his Comedy Central special... (See previous message for reasons why. "FREEBIRD! FREEBIRD!!!") Jake surprised me because he's changed so much from ten years ago...and his act seemed very fresh to me the first time I worked with him...but then he came back and he's doing jokes about the blackout...which were timely the first time through, not so much this time...
Originally Posted by navycake
On the other hand, I worked twice with Dave Mordal and his sets were often filled with solid "written that day" material mixed with what must be a huge amount of "worked only in Minnesota over the past ten years" material supply.
Again, I'm not slamming Jim or Jake--love them, love working with them...would recommend that everyone see them... But "new material" isn't as easily come by as I would have guessed before starting out.
PS--"You don't need carpet, you need an area rug!"--Taylor Negron