Funny because it’s true? Watch “12 Years a Bringer”

Bringer, (noun? adjective? adverb? all of the above!): In comedy terms, a bringer is a booked stand-up showcase in which the producer requires each comedian to recruit a pre-determined number of paying customers into the club before said comedian may perform on said show. In some instances, the comedian may be offer some friends/coworkers/naive strangers a discount on the cover charge or drink minimums. But usually not. The show guarantees the club and the producer money, with all of the risk and promotional stakes on the comedian. Who always is a new comedian, since any comedian with professional and...

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