Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Life as a Freelance Magician
Sometimes it can be difficult to find freelance work. Yes, I perform at the Venetian, but that alone doesn't pay the bills. Doing special events, parties, conventions and stuff does...a couple of them a month and I don't even need to work at the Ventian.
One of the things I do everyday is look on craigslist. I've found a number of good gigs on there (a lot of convention companies don't like to go through agencies), and even if I don't, there's always something on there that will give me a laugh. Of course mixed in with the good gigs, are your usual scams and "adult" ads that aren't supposed to be there, but you really don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out which ones to stay away from.
Just today there was an ad that said:
"Sign language interpreter for live sex show"
I took me awhile to stop laughing...I mean, I've never been to one of these shows before, but it seems to me that it would be pretty easy to follow what was going on...Even if you were audibly challenged!
There was another one a few weeks ago looking for people for a reality television show. If there's anyone left on the planet that thinks these shows are really reality, I'll tell you that the last line of the ad said, "Improv and acting skills a must"....Really?? First of all, it's supposed to be "real", and second of all, have you ever seen a reality show where they actually had acting skills?
Well, off I go to find more work...or at the very least, another chuckle.