NEXT LIVE BROADCAST:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 2015
4:00 PM PT / 7:00 PM ET
THE ART OF THE AUDIENCE WARM-UP With Emmy-Winning Writer/Producer BOB ILLES and Game Show Announcer
As regular listeners know, your genial host did audience warm-up for over twenty years...and believe it or
not, there is an art to it. A studio audience must be poked and primed prior to taping/filming so it elicits
just the right response for the producers and the talent, be it in sitcoms, game shows, talk shows, or
variety shows, and they must be kept entertained during long breaks once production has started. But
sometimes things don't work out as planned. We'll discuss the good, the bad, the funny, the serious, the
smart things, the dumb things, and the difference between doing warm-ups for sitcoms, game shows, and
other genres including sometimes live stage shows! The job of warm-up comes with the job of game show
announcing. Randy is one of the best in the business when it comes to both. Producer Bob Illes was
"thrust" into doing the warm-up on one series when there was nobody else to do it - whether he wanted the
job or not...and the eventual outcome of his experience may surprise you...or may not! Plus, we're read
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