Standup comedy is a business of 'worlds'. There is of course the world of the comic who for the most part simply wants to get on stage and do some of his/her material.... they want to be in show! When they get their act down they would like to get paid gigs and make some money....they want it bad! This unfortunately makes them vulnerable to being used and taken advantage of, for when you first start out you don't realize that YOU and your act have value. Or if you have an idea you have value you don't know how much value you have.