As with the other performance arts, there will always be more aspiring comedians than there are job opportunities. However, comedians enjoy more solid employment prospects than actors or actresses. There are hundreds of comedy clubs across the country (usually in larger cities), and each club needs performers to get their audiences laughing. During the 1990s, the boom in comedy clubs slowed. However, more recently, new venues such as casinos, resorts, and theme parks continue to offer new opportunities for comedians. Of course, the most lucrative jobs will go to those with the best reputations, but thousands of comedians will continue to find steady work in the next decade.  

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