I am a 32 years old Comedian, I have tons of responsibilities on my head, I have to take care my parents (they are old and I am not selffish) and I have a daughter that needs my financial help. So, I have been doing comedy and working my ass off. Every one is talking about power of education, and I feel bad not having it. On the other note there a lot of people who became successful in Hollywood with-out any education in there hand. So I don't know what to do! Oh God Help me!!!
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Do you do stand up, are you in any improve groups or taken any classes from acting coaches? Are you a member of SAG?
I do not thing a fine arts degree is the way to go. It is mostly theatre acting though it could help you with your style. Looks at comedians you admire and their story from their early years. Stand up guys usually start at the bottom and slug across he country and networking with other comedians is important. If you can find good sparring partners for bits. True comedians seem to be very loyal to the people they started with early in their career so if they get a break they'll try to sell the producers or directors on giving you a part if you a good for it or even right one in.
If you have talent as a writer then film school could be an option and always something to fall back on. From hat I understand to get a role in a movie you have to be a member of SAG but you can't join the guild without screen work so it is the first hurdle to work through. Have you ever looked for an agent?0