COMEDIANS ARE STILL PISSED and STUFF
Every comedian should read this and please try to attend.
This is in reference to forming a comedian's union and regulating the pay of comedians who work in clubs. This is going to affect you if you work in a club now or plan to, ever. So, don't be lazy.
1/24/2005 - Fellow NY Comedians Coalition members,
As previously stated, there has been very promising progress thus
far. Tomorrow will be a general meeting attended by the club owners
(with the anticipated exception of Tony from Dangerfield’s, the only club
owner who has failed to confirm attendance), a committee of fifteen to
twenty comedians representing the coalition, and four professional
negotiators from AFTRA.
This meeting, in essence, is a last, best proposal opportunity for
the clubs owners before the coalition makes important decisions
regarding acceptance, rejection, and possible recourse.
The next scheduled meeting for the entire coalition is Tuesday,
February 1st, at 2:30 p.m., once again at the AFTRA offices at 260
Madison Avenue (between 38th and 39th). It is extremely important everyone
attend this meeting. It is just as important that each of you forward
this to every comedian and stress the importance of their attendance on
Feb. 1 . We will have each clubs best, last proposal at this meeting;
very significant decisions need to be made by each and every comedian
in the coalition.
Anyone who receives this email as a forward, rather than directly,
please go to our home-page at http://www.nycomedinscoalition.com where
you may join our mailing list.
Russ Meneve RMeneve@aol.com
Ted Alexandro TedAlexandro@aol.com
Tom Shillue TShillue@aol.com
Buddy Bolton SQUISHYPAW@aol.com