To All Professional Comedians And New Comedians:
I have had a second career for many years writing acts for comedians. I charge a retainer based on price per joke and bit only, not time, not advice, not "comedy classes", not "coaching".
My prices are on a sliding scale depending on where you are in the comedy world: headliner, middle, emcee, or just starting out. Having a writer work with you on an act could save you years of struggling in the business. I help all my clients get work, I book them at my gigs, I book them at any showcases I am running, and do everything I can to help them make money. My motto is "Stage Time Is Money".
Of course, it's a full tax write-off and you receive a receipt for your taxes.
I have written for Rodney Dangerfield, Jay Leno, Bobby Slayton, Will Durst, Dana Carvey, and over 60 other comedians who have done my material on everything from "The Tonight Show" to HBO. I have also sold sketches to many natiional TV comedy shows.
You can see samples of what I write for myself on this website: blogs, audio, and video.
Feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have, or e-mail anyone I've written with.
Working with me could be one of the smartest things you will ever do to help you make it in this comedy business, the toughest business in the world.
"When I was a young comic coming up, I learned more about the craft of comedy from writing with Doug Ferrari than from any other source. He had a way of always making me look at the subject of a bit from all angles (some of which I didn't even know existed), thus insuring that I came at a topic from a unique, different and always funny perpective."
-Brian Copeland, Star Of "Not A Genuine Black Man", June 2007