I was chatting with Jeffrey Tam in Las Vegas about performing on Fool Us. He was saying that going on the show just to get on TV isn’t why you should go on that show, you should go on the show to WIN! I totally agree with him, that’s the goal, if you just want TV footage, there are plenty of places to get that.
One of the things that drives me nuts is when people go on TV and do sponge balls. That footage isn’t the best simply because bookers, especially bookers who deal with good talent have seen it. That video footage does nothing to help you get gigs above local level. Sure it may help you be “king of the birthday parites” but it won’t help you make the move to children’s festivals, or performing arts centers.
What video of your show makes it unique? Recently I was on a local TV show and I did material that set me apart from other magicians in my market!
The moral of the story is when you are on TV, don’t waste it on doing stuff that will just be white noise to bookers.