Today I consider myself a professional, and not just a comic hobbyist, because I have what I am considering to be my first “paying” gig. Nothing fancy, or even normal like getting an MC gig.
I walked into the office today to find a note that said “performance opportunity see me” from a coworker. Come to find out she is planning a luncheon and would like me to be the entertainment. No additional money for the job, but I do get to consider it work time, so I am getting paid to do comedy. That counts right?