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Old 06-28-2016, 03:29 PM
 
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I've boiled down my move for my stand up comedy career to Chicago or Philly. Will I be able to afford a studio or something like that on my own with entry level jobs or minimum wage McDonald's jobs.

 
Old 06-28-2016, 05:45 PM
 
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No.
 
Old 06-28-2016, 06:02 PM
 
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In general jobs do not pay. Even if you get an above minimum wage job, you will not survive. Maybe if you make 15 an hr it is possible. 20 an hr is more like it. Don't go. Join the circus or something.
 
Old 06-28-2016, 07:00 PM
 
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Find a daytime job and do comedy at night. You can't just survive on that, you need something to fall back on.
 
Old 06-28-2016, 07:11 PM
 
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With a minimum wage job, you wouldn't qualify for a studio. You should be thinking about going to college after high school. If I were you, I'd be thinking of which degree and college could help launch your career in the arts/entertainment industry.

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I've boiled down my move for my stand up comedy career to Chicago or Philly. Will I be able to afford a studio or something like that on my own with entry level jobs or minimum wage McDonald's jobs.
 
Old 06-28-2016, 11:50 PM
 
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You're going to need about 3 roommates if you're working in fast food or retail (both of which heavily prefer night and weekend availability). Try living in the burbs or Wilmington (You'll still need at least one roommate.) and apply to be a bank teller or something that's all day work Mon-Fri.
 
Old 06-29-2016, 01:40 AM
 
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You're going to need about 3 roommates if you're working in fast food or retail (both of which heavily prefer night and weekend availability). Try living in the burbs or Wilmington (You'll still need at least one roommate.) and apply to be a bank teller or something that's all day work Mon-Fri.
I found a studio for $400 on apartments.com in Philadelphia if it stays the same price I'll definitely be able to afford it even on minimum wage.

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Old 06-29-2016, 06:00 AM
 
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With a minimum wage job, you wouldn't qualify for a studio. You should be thinking about going to college after high school. If I were you, I'd be thinking of which degree and college could help launch your career in the arts/entertainment industry.
UArts(aka University of the Arts) is devoted to just those things.
 
Old 06-29-2016, 07:27 AM
 
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I've boiled down my move for my stand up comedy career to Chicago or Philly. Will I be able to afford a studio or something like that on my own with entry level jobs or minimum wage McDonald's jobs.
no....................
 
Old 06-29-2016, 08:29 AM
 
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I found a fukn studio for $400 on apartments.com in Philadelphia if it stays the same price I'll definitely be able to afford it even on minimum wage.
what, like this??


2950 Rorer St Philadelphia, PA 19134 Rentals - Philadelphia, PA | Apartments.com


Listen to everyone else here. Anything CLOSE to this range is an absolute nightmare to live in. And this isn't factoring in cost of utilities, transportation, and god knows what else.


It's not feasible. You want to have a stand up comedy career you're going to have to have a day job to fall back on. There aren't even that many comedy clubs in the city. I can think of two off the top of my head (one of which is an improv club and not standup) and neither is going to book you enough that you'll be able to survive.


Forget about moving here straight out of high school. learn a useful trade or skill. you want to do comedy? then that's going to have to be the occasional side job, not the main event.
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