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Gig

Total Quotes : 137
Stress Sometimes

As an actor, we're unemployed a lot, so I'm familiar with the stress of trying to get a gig, and sometimes you take shows that you don't really want to do to keep the money coming in.

- Aaron Douglas

Corn Commercial

My first gig was a Corn Pops commercial. I did the first Vanilla Coke campaign. A Juicy Fruit commercial paid my bills for years.

- Aaron Paul

Weeks Recover

When I was younger and did a stand-up gig, it would take me two weeks to recover. Sometimes I'd get so panicked that I would stutter.

- Adam Sandler

Very I Write

I am a book reviewer. I write for a glossy magazine called 'SCI FI.' The money is not life-changing, but it's a low-stress gig. Publishers send me their books. More than I could possibly read. I pick a few and write about them, put a very few others on the shelf, to be perused at my leisure, someday.

- Adam-Troy Castro

Venue Couple

When I had my first gig, I was 18 in January in 2007. My first gig that I got paid, I was playing for 10 people in a 250 people capacity venue. The promoter wanted to book me because he liked my music. I played a couple of songs that made people dance. To me, that rush has always stayed the same.

- Afrojack

New Studio

We'll see if we ever do another Ministry gig again or not. I'm not saying yes or no yet. All I'm saying is I know there's no new Ministry studio CDs coming ever again. I promise.

- Al Jourgensen

Television Been

You know, I've never been a comic book person, just because that's not my gig and I don't have a television.

- Allison Mack

Professional How

I loved my soap days. I really loved them. A Martinez and Marcy Walker taught me how to act, basically. All those people pulled together and helped get me started. Like, showed me how to hit my mark, made me do this, made me do that. That was my first long-running professional gig. And it was like, they were just - great, great with me.

- Ally Walker

Which Organised

We also did something called the Texas Peace Festival, which was actually a better gig both musically, and in the way it was organised.

- Alvin Lee

Booked Weeks

I didn't know much about the 'Walking Dead' until after I booked the gig, and then I watched the first four seasons. I binge watched them in two weeks, and at that moment I realised, 'Oh, this is a much bigger thing than I thought it was.'

- Alycia Debnam-Carey

Still Thrilling

I was just thrilled to get the gig to begin with. Ten years later to still have it is not only thrilling but also somewhat of a puzzlement.

- Al Roker

Give Columnist

I guess if you want me to stop writing horrible, mean takedowns of everyone, give me a really, really cushy columnist gig.

- Alex Pareene

Want Modeling

I did a modeling gig for Burberry once, and it was a great experience, but no I am not a model. I want to be a model because it's a lot easier than acting.

- Alex Pettyfer

Going Commercial

For my first acting gig, I was a hand model for a Barbie commercial that was only going to air in Asia. And I was constantly trying to get my face in the shot.

- Alexandra Daddario

Doing Magnificent

I don't want people to come and see our gig because of the magnificent things I'm doing with my hips, but it's their evening, you know. They have to have fun. I'm a little bit naive.

- Andrew Eldritch

Embarrassed Been

I get embarrassed by people. It's really awkward for me to have a chat with people who have been to see a gig.

- Andrew Lawrence

Cost Some

We did a gig at the Marquee and we were supposed to be paid five pounds but we never got it, and it cost us something like 10 pounds in petrol to get there to do it. So what we did was steal some equipment from The Marquee.

- Andy Partridge

Back Used

Back in the days of the Smiths, when we first started touring England - this is, like, 1984 - there were these two girls. They were literally vicar's daughters, and they used to follow us to every gig, no matter where we went.

- Andy Rourke

Thought Historical

I never thought we'd be put into any sort of historical thing. When we started as a band, it was a day-to-day thing. You sort of played a gig, you got your money and thought, 'OK, where's tomorrow's gig?' You never thought you'd get past a summer.

- Angus Young

Parent Been

I knew going in that being a single parent would be one of the toughest jobs I'd ever have. I'd been a talk-show host, actor, comic, and on and on, but this gig was going to be my defining moment.

- Arsenio Hall

Worth It Not Worth It

It's worth turning up to an awards gig if you know you've won one but, since you never do know, it's not worth it.

- Arthur Smith

Some Older Brother

Growing up I played in garage bands and cover bands with my older brother, and he got us a gig opening up for some hippie jam band. I was 15. I felt like such an adult!

- Charles Kelley

Minutes Note

Our first gig was a battle of the bands. We did 45 minutes of comedy and never played a note - and we won!

- Cheech Marin

Soul Stop

The day you stop clapping at a gig is the day your soul dies.

- Chet Faker

Get Certain Way

For a time that you couldn't get a gig if you didn't look a certain way.

- Chris Bailey

Work Cleaning

I entered the work force cleaning breast pumps at a pharmacy! It was a part-time gig while I was at school... no interview required.

- Chris Hemsworth

Next Own

One thing, when you're an actor, you finish something and then you have to worry about what the next gig is. When you're a musician, you can always write your own stuff, and I'm working on new stuff for a new album right now.

- Chris Isaak

College Got

My standing gig in college was playing the El Chico patio on Murfreesboro Road. I got $100, tips, and free quesadillas.

- Chris Young

Pilot Through

I decided I'd never do a series again, but I was offered a pilot for a series through Eddy Murphy Productions, and that was the gig that got me Parker Lewis.

- Corin Nemec

Play Wait

I can't wait to start something up myself that is actually about giving unsigned bands the exposure they deserve, especially when they travel so far to play the smallest gig they've ever played in their lives.

- Dan Hawkins

Nightlife Bucks

I went to Aspen right after school and got a freelance gig writing articles for the 'Aspen Times.' I was their nightlife correspondent. They paid me fifty bucks an article.

- Darin Strauss

Jazz Worst Thing

The worst thing about the life of a jazz musician on the road is getting to the gig. Once you're there and playing, it's marvelous.

- Dave Brubeck

Through WWE

'Smallville' gig was another one of those things I got through WWE. At that point, I had absolutely no aspirations to pursue acting.

- David Bautista

Last About

You never know when your last day gig is, and if you spend your life thinking about it, you'll drive yourself nuts. But I try not to foster or exhibit any desperation.

- David Eigenberg

Pink Here

'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' and 'Wish You Were Here' are standout tracks. 'Comfortably Numb' is another one. 'High Hopes' from 'The Division Bell' is one of my favorite all-time Pink Floyd tracks. 'The Great Gig in the Sky,' 'Echoes,' there's lot of them.

- David Gilmour

Work Experience

It was so much fun to work with the cast on 'School of Rock'. I was a little nervous because it was my first acting gig, but it was such a great experience.

- Daya

Next Very

I get myself a gig somewhere, whether it's in a club, whether it's in a bar, it doesn't matter, and I just work on New Year's Eve because I always feel it's very symbolic for me for the next year, for the new year.

- Debbie Harry

Still Learned

When the gig ain't there, you still got to pay the rent. I learned that a long time ago.

- Jimmy Scott

Before Weeks

I used to get nervous about three weeks before a gig... now I've managed to condense it down to a manageable ten minutes.

- Jo Brand

Kind My Own

I'm one of three judges on 'MasterChef' with Gordon Ramsay, but I don't want my own show. I'm kind of used to the sidekick gig.

- Joe Bastianich

Great Time TV

I had a great time on News Radio, I got to make tons of money in relative obscurity and learn a lot about the TV biz and work on my standup act constantly. It was a dream gig.

- Joe Rogan

Run Concentrating

You don't write on tour; it takes all your concentrating to make the gig - that's survival technique. Afterwards, you run around town to find interesting hipsters and go to all the interesting spots. You got to go to every hotspot until everything has closed down.

- Joe Strummer

Drinking Before

I dare not drink before a gig because I'll get tired and blow it. So I have to sit drinking tea in a caravan.

- John Bonham

Bad Before

My nerves before a gig got worse; I had terrible bad nerves all the time. Once we started... I was fine.

- John Bonham

Career Full Time

I have a great team. A lot of my focus every day is with my television and film career, directing and producing, and I guess you can say that my moonlighting gig is Tropfest. Obviously, when I am not working I am in the Tropfest office full-time.

- John Polson

My Life Think

A lot of people don't think they can count on me, but I've never missed a gig in my life.

- Johnny Thunders

Singer Take

The life of a singer is you have to pay your bills. You have to take a gig.

- Judith Hill

Some Figure

Some gigs will go great. I figure you do a gig, and as many as can get there will get there.

- Jules Shear

Week Bucks

I also played with Jimi Hendrix. Jimi would come down and sit in with Retaliation and we would have a ball. He offered me the gig with him at 20 pounds a week, which at that point, was like 60 bucks.

- Aynsley Dunbar

Even Plum

Acting is a plum gig, and then animation is an even more plum gig.

- Aziz Ansari

Demos Knew

Every band I knew or played with had flyers and properly-recorded demos and contacts; I couldn't even get a gig.

- Beck

Thought Been

It's been great; the whole experience was surreal to me. To go from 'EastEnders' to 'X-Men' was like a dream. I could never have thought when I left 'EastEnders' that I would get this good a gig and so soon.

- Ben Hardy

I Think Movie

It's a tougher gig than what people think it is. The proper, real, genuine, worldwide movie stars don't get a lot of downtime from the world outside. That's a tougher price, I think, than what people's fantasy of fame account for.

- Ben Mendelsohn

Through Confined

We all lived in the same house, or most of us did. And as far as I can make out we were confined to the property, because at twenty-four hours' notice we'd have to do a gig somewhere. So you couldn't leave the building for more than twelve hours in case a gig came through.

- Bill Bruford

Long Time Been

I haven't been really nervous about a gig in a long time.

- Bill Engvall

Mom Other

I was fortunate enough to have my kids early, so being a mom always ended up being a better gig than these other parts that came along. So I always justified not really working a lot because I had a family.

- Heather Langenkamp

Reunion Last

The last reunion was a bit of a rushed job, we had to do a gig and documentary.

- Brian Harvey

Always Keeping

Each gig should be unique. You're always treading that line between keeping yourself fresh and giving people something they want to hear.

- Brian May

Commercial Tonight

My first acting gig was a skit for Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show.' It was this Barbie commercial where I got to pour mud all over Barbie dolls and watch the heads pop off. It was so exciting, a lot of fun.

- Brie Larson

Makeup Films

I mean, look, I wear makeup in films. I don't wear makeup in real life. It's just part of the gig, that's all.

- Bruce Willis

Play Last

The last thing you want to do is play a long gig on a hot night, pass out, and wind up in a hospital emergency room.

- Bun E. Carlos

Process Question

T.V.'s weird because it's both the greatest gig as an actor potentially because it can be all this work for all this time, but there are so many question marks at every stage of the process.

- Caitlin Fitzgerald

Through About

I need to be able to be at a gig and just put my bag on the floor and not worry about it being stood on or getting ruined. You want a bag that can go through anything. And a little bit of softness is always lovely. If I don't have a dog, I can just pet my bag!

- Cara Delevingne

Looks Seem

Everything always looked better in black and white. Everything always looked as if it were the first time; there's always more people in a black and white photograph. It just makes it seem that there were more people at a gig, more people at a football match, than with colour photography. Everything looks more exciting.

- Jack Lowden

Comedy Club While

I did a gig at a comedy club in Bournemouth where they served a buffet while the acts were on. There was the clang of people carving turkey during the set. If you put comedy and turkey side by side, turkey always wins.

- Jack Whitehall

Pilot Fact

My first pilot gig, in fact my first job in television, was 'Freaks and Geeks,' and the experience of directing that pilot was probably the single most formative of my directing life.

- Jake Kasdan

DJ Through

Then I got a gig with an older friend who had the equipment and he played in this bar. They would bring me in the bar through the backdoor and I would DJ in the back room most of the night. Then they'd take me out the backdoor, so I was never really in the bar.

- Jam Master Jay

Audience Synergy

I realized that 'performing' was what I wanted to do when I did my first professional gig as a dancer with my company 'Synergy' in Canada. I was overwhelmed with how it felt to perform in front of an audience.

- Catherine Mary Stewart

Playing NYC

My first job in NYC was playing a gig in the early nineties at CBGBs.

- James Iha

Play I Think

The worst gig story I have is from a club in Alabama that I think is still up and running, so I won't name the name of the club. We got hired in there to play, and the owner was pretty annoying. He kept coming up to me during the show and asking me to play 'Purple Rain.'

- Jason Aldean

Singer Works

I'm trying to get an acting gig on 'CSI' or something like that, so we'll see how that works out. I'm a singer, definitely not an actor, so I just follow directions.

- Jason Aldean

City Kansas City

It was my first time in Kansas City. In about two or three days I had a gig at a place called The Monroe Inn.

- Jay McShann

More Whole

My first gig was 'The Outsiders.' I was 14 there. And probably one of the more jading experiences in my whole life.

- Jay R. Ferguson

Thankful Own

Working on 'Gossip Girl' was a fantastic experience. It was my first real gig and I'm thankful for it - I got to learn a lot. I'm glad I got to explore getting comfortable in my own shoes in the background on a show like 'Gossip Girl.'

- Dreama Walker

Career Wholly

What I've learned in my career as an actor is that you're only as good as your collaborators. The process is many things, but it is wholly collaborative, particularly with something like 'Westworld,' which is a 10-episode-per-season gig, and we're just now on the 7th episode.

- Jeffrey Wright

Love Germany

I'd love to be a hit in Germany. I'm working on trying to get a gig as David Hasselhoff's opening act.

- Jen Kirkman

Worked Weeks

For The Truman Show, I worked for a few weeks, do my gig, then I was done.

- Ed Harris

Best Way Use

I use a Bruce Lee technique: 'The way of no way.' He had the idea that he would learn everything, so that whoever he had to fight, he could improvise anything. The best way of starting a gig is just to not think of anything - to clear your mind, not in an empty Zen state, but more just to go on and see where you go.

- Eddie Izzard

Waiting Mattress

My first professional gig was 'Once Upon a Mattress' at the Drury Lane Oakbrook... I was in the ensemble. I was one of the ladies in waiting, and I covered Winnifred.

- Jessie Mueller

Going Here

I wake up every morning, and life is different. I've got a gig or a shoot. Flying here, flying there. Meeting wicked people. Going to amazing places. I'm relishing it.

- Ella Eyre

About Different Ages

It's amazing when I do a gig how many people of different ages come up to me afterwards and chat to me about songs. The emotions I feel are what any person can relate to. Sometimes I'm just a narrator.

- Ella Henderson

College Studio

When I graduated college, I had a fairly successful weekly club gig and was buying more studio equipment and writing my own music. I realized I didn't want to work.

- Kaskade

Constant Full Time

New York musicians rarely have the time for idle chat and conversation after a gig. Despite popular assumption of our scintillating after-hours, that illusion is overtaken by the constant hustle to juggle a part-time or full-time job, a myriad of errands, a second or third gig of the day, and perhaps a child or two somewhere.

- Kat Edmonson

Fond Memories Martha

My first gig was in Philadelphia and I played the drums for my older brothers. That same night, I also played drums for Martha and the Vandellas. Ah, the fond memories of being 14.

- Ernie Isley

Doing Needed

I was 28, and my mom was living with me. I had to decide. You have to claim it; you can't ask permission. After a gig in Singapore, she went home, I went to New York on my own, I packed her stuff in boxes and sent it home. I don't think she liked me for a while for doing that. It was something I needed to do to carve out my own space.

- Lea Salonga

Mountains Smith

Born Virginia Marshall but nicknamed Gig, my mother was a home economics teacher who had come all the way across the whole state of Virginia, from her home on the Eastern Shore to our little Appalachian coal town to marry my daddy, Ernest Smith, whose family had lived in these mountains for generations.

- Lee Smith

Here Electric

At the end of '69 I did a gig with Jean Luc Ponty here in L.A. He was an electric violinist.

- George Duke

Winter Dad

My first real acting gig was probably playing Mamillius in my mother's 'Winter's Tale.' My mom and dad are both in theater, so I grew up acting and being a little theater brat as well.

- Logan Marshall-Green

Other Separate

I'm always sad when a gig ends. No matter how long the shoot, you become a family for the period of time you are together, and then you separate and rarely see each other for a long time after.

- Georgina Reilly

Moon Play

I could play a gig on the moon and not be nervous about it.

- Luke Combs

Moment Back

I'd like to go back to standup. I don't like to think I've done my last gig. At the moment it terrifies me, I get really nervous. It's a great buzz when it goes well.

- Mackenzie Crook

Always Doubts

No matter what - rehearsed, under-rehearsed, over-rehearsed, doubts about rehearsing - the first gig is always the first gig, and you put on your little praying hat, batten down the hatch, and do what you do.

- Mick Fleetwood

Doing Big

I'm a big believer that when we put so much into our jobs - and everyone does - you deserve to be get paid for it instead of doing a gig and then having to work in a bar for eight hours.

- Gin Wigmore

Never Which

You never know which gig is going to be your last.

- Mika

Big Booking

It took us two years to get our first real gig. That was a big dream. We ended up booking a lot of our own gigs and putting on a lot of our own shows. We were trying to get our actual music across, trying to make a connection there.

- Greg Ginn

Created Starred

I created, wrote, produced, and starred in my first-ever acting gig!

- Greg Poehler

Music City

My first gig was at Radio City Music Hall when I was 13.

- Questlove

Love Fiction

As a fiction writer, all I need is a laptop, and when I'm not teaching, I travel as much as I can, applying for every research grant and overseas gig I hear of, then trying to extend those trips as far as the stipends will go. I love to travel alone.

- Molly Antopol

Confrontation Very

Our very first gig in Melbourne was a confrontation.

- Santiago Durango

Thought Think

If I thought about it before I went on, I would have never went on. So, therefore, you don't think about it; you have to talk yourself then into, 'Listen, this is it. This is the gig. Broadway or no Broadway, you've got to do your job.'

- Rachel Tucker