I was paid for a day's work back in 2007 to audition people for Deal or No Deal. Here are the do's and don'ts of getting cast on a TV show.

The Wheelmobile is coming to the Aretha Franklin Ampitheatre at 2600 Atwater Street in the D on Saturday and Sunday, May 18th and 19th. It's a big ole' bus that tours the country, auditioning people for Wheel of Fortune. Click HERE for all the details. 

So...you wanna be on a game show?

Fun fact: when I was out of work in 2007, I took a day job of auditioning people for Deal or No Deal in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I was the first person that people saw in the casting process. Wanna know what they told me about casting people for a game show?

1. Be a character, but not "crazy."

The casting director said that there's a fine line between somebody who is entertaining and fun, and somebody who is "crazy." I don't like to use that word, but that's what he said.

So, be fun. Be energetic. Be entertaining, but find the Gary Busey line and run up to it...but don't cross it.

2. It's entertainment, not a charity. 

They WILL ask you what you'd do with the money if you won.

Give an entertaining answer, even if it's not true. If you're looking for sympathy, you won't get it. If you need the money because your child is on death's door with cancer, do NOT say that. It sounds crass, but they don't want sad stories. If that's why you want the money, that's fine...just say something ELSE.

3. It's TV, so have a "look."

No, we're not saying you have to look like a model, but it's a VISUAL PRODUCT. So, do your hair. Dress in a good outfit; show them how you'd look on TV. Ask yourself this question: would YOU watch YOU on the show? If not, change your look. 


If you want any more tips, feel free to email me at Pat@wcrz.com. Been there, done that, can help. Good luck!


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