In any industry, effective communication is necessary to keep things moving and consistent. At its best, communication gets your point across and fosters a general awareness of a situation, brand, etc. So why are so many comics NOT doing this? Let’s be real, communication skill is something many comics don’t practice and it’s a bit baffling because so many claim they want to be successful comedians, but how they approach it says a whole different thing.
Especially in enterta
Ever since our inaugural Comedians on the Loose show back in October 2016, a lot has changed in regards to the output of shows. We increased the frequency of our New York shows to a monthly capacity and are expanding into areas outside of NYC (i.e. Punch Line Philly). Growth is the main goal and there is one question from comics that consistently comes our way: “how can I be on one of your shows?”
Our show promotes quality and strives to have comics on the lineup that can g
I have written several blog posts that touch on branding and its importance to helping comics navigate their way through comedy. Whether you like it or not, YOU ARE A BRAND and you have to figure out a way to build yourself into something that is marketable and ultimately sellable to audiences, clubs, networks, etc. After all, this is a business. The fundamental principle for branding in any industry is authenticity. Is what you’re building honest? Consistent? True to how you
I recently watched The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In this episode, Michael Che gave an interview at The Comedy Cellar detailing his start in comedy. Like many of us, it started with an open mic (a drunken one at that) which later progressed into opening for Tracy Morgan early on in his career.
Che had a good set that night (or so he thought) and was later approached by Morgan and essentially given a crash course on emceeing a show. Che recounts the moment: “...he’s
Writing is no joke. It’s a difficult process that can take years to hone.
Writing is more than just putting pen to paper (or typing in your Google Docs) and jotting down words. It’s about finding your voice and ensuring you convey your points eloquently.
For comics, it’s even more difficult because we have a strategic goal with our writing: making people laugh. Doing that involves writing in a way that fits our personal style and covering topics that make sense for our bra
As comics, we tend to have a plethora of thoughts and ideas that run through our head every minute of the day. If you’re like me, those thoughts can wake you up in the middle of the night and you can’t get back to sleep. These thoughts and ideas may be comedy related or they might be something else. This is common for most creative people; at the very least, you’re rarely ever bored. God knows how often I just play thoughts in my head to get through a boring event. With all t