EP75 - Paul Weedon - Red 24 Management - Can comedians be TV presenters?

March 3, 2017

Paul Weedon is the founder of Red 24 management (@Red24Management) who just celebrated their 7th year in the entertainment industry. Red 24 is the parent company to CatFace comedy talent and specializes in TV presenters. We talked about if comedians can be TV presenters, how to break into TV presenting, what's changed in TV in the last 10 years and where he see's it going and we discuss some myths like do you need to be "attractive" to be a TV presenter?

We talked about...

  • Why comedians are more gracious than industry in his experience.
  • How YouTube has made it easier for people to break through into TV/ presenting.
  • What truth is there in the cliche that better looking people do get more work on TV?
  • How to approach an agency properly and professionally.
  • How YouTube and the internet has impacted his job and the industry as a whole.


This podcast would be great for anyone who is interested in TV, presenting work, getting a start in TV or a comedian who has an interest in another stream of income / way of performing to a large audience. 

You can stream the podcast here (with show notes) - http://simoncaine.co.uk/ATI/PaulWeedon
Or stream it on YouTube - https://youtu.be/xbmuu_dCvXo
As mentioned in the pod, if you'd like to come down and support Angel Comedy presents Queer As Jokes (an LGBT+ / kink friendly comedy night) you can get a ticket here (£5) - http://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/events/queer-as-jokes/
Please feel free to email in if you have any questions about it OR if you'd like a specific seat (we have a "don't pick on me" seating section for people who want to sit in the front row, but don't want to be talked to). 
OR you can come to my preview that is also at Angel Comedy [full gig listings can be found here - http://simoncaine.co.uk/LaughterIsTheBestPlacebo ] 
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Oh and I have a book out that's a how-to guide for building your audience online through free content. Grab yourself a copy for just £5 here - http://simoncaine.co.uk/shop .


Want more content from me? Why wouldn't you! 
Please check out my other podcast - The Audio Time Capsule. In each episode a guest comes on, leaves 20 questions, then a year later comes back on and answers them. I then edit it so they're talking to their past self.
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