This was pretty funny so I thought I would share. I just returned from Hawaii on a business trip. On our last night, I was having a little fun at the hotel bar while doing some magic (and drinking a bit). I was showing some fun close up magic to a couple folks at the bar and it went over very well. One of the people in the bar was an executive producer for a well known broadcasting company. He talked to me for a while and offered me a part on a TV show on the food network. They said they were using a couple "regular guys" to teach how to cook as kind of a fun show, and they wanted to use me. The show had nothing to do with magic but got my foot in the door.
Long story short, I gracioulsy had to turn it down because of my work schedule but made some good contacts. Kind of funny...