EP55 – Mick Perrin – The secrets behind the global touring network.

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EP55 – Mick Perrin – The secrets behind the global touring network.


Total run time: 1 hour 43 mins 52 secs.

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About Mick Perrin…

Mick Perrin (@MickPerrin) got into comedy tour promotion over 20 years ago. His first tour was Eddie Izzard’s arena tour (which in itself was the first of its kind). Now Mick Perrin Worldwide tours artists in 20+ countries. Recently he set up a management agency for comedians whose 2nd language is English. 

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Here’s a list of questions we covered…

Company History…

  • Why comedy tours? [0 mins 0 secs]
  1. Pootey Snack and Burger band
  2. Cliff hanger theatre
  3. Stomp
  4. Yes No People
  5. Eddie Izzard
  6. Dylan Moran
  7. Chiggy at PBJ
  • You’ve been doing it so long that when you started, the “touring” scene must have been totally different.
  • He was involved in music before comedy. And comedians used to open for bands, did this help your move into the industry?

Edinburgh Fringe…

  • The “old Edinburgh Fringe” and how and why it changed, [31 mins 30 secs]
  • How it has changed. [59 mins]
  • How the Edinburgh Fringe died as a Fringe Festival [37 mins]

Other Questions…

  • Best show you’ve ever seen? [1 hour 32 sec]
  • What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made and how did you get over it? [1 hour 36 mins 20 secs]
  • Who do you think is the most underrated person in your industry? [1 hour 37 mins 15 secs]
  • What do you think is the biggest problem in the comedy industry and how would you go about solving it? [ 1 hour 40 mins 10 secs]
  • Best bit of advice you’ve ever been given? [1 hour 45 sec 25 sec]
  • Best bit of advice you would give a comedian who wants to make a career in comedy? [1 hour 45 sec 25 sec]







Simon Caine is a comedian, author, podcaster, writer and social media manager. He's the host of the Ask The Industry Podcast (iTunes link) , writer of jokes for Twitter and teller of gags on the London comedy scene. He's also the person writing this and it is taking all his willpower not to make a "Simon Says" joke.
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