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086 TURN YOUR STAND-UP COMEDY INTO A SPEECH (podcast)

turn your comedy into a speech

Have you ever thought that you have more to offer an audience than laughter? Being a comedian is perfectly admirable all by itself. No doubt. But do you have more to offer? Feel like you are missing out on your calling?

Today, as I was catching up with former student Chris Cherry, one random question led us down a path of potentially redirecting his career. And I think this is a potential path for anyone who has skills or expertise already in place outside of stand-up.

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Listen in as we discuss:

  • The changes in his act during the past 8 years
  • Early material vs today
  • His job as a mentor to middle school kids
  • Getting inspired to do comedy at age 5
  • Trusting his gut and ditching a set en route to his first show
  • Joining forces with other comics (enthusiastically)
  • The ideal gigs he is after
  • HOW HIS BACKGROUND MAY BE THE KEY TO HIS FUTURE
  • Networking struggles on the road
  • Tips on getting to know managers
  • The power of EVERNOTE in developing relationships
  • Web site tweaks
  • and why A.C.N.E. might be the best thing to happen to CHRIS!

If converting your stand-up into a speech is on your radar, let me know. I might put together an online course if there is enough interest. This combination of a comedy act plus a message has enabled me to reach more audiences on both fronts and can be a tool for you as well.

If you have ideas for Chris and the program we talk about, feel free to forward them onto me at SchoolOfLaugh@gmail.com. Or connect with him on Instagram, Facebook or his web site:

chris cherry       Chris Cherry         Chris Cherry

If you think you might need some help writing jokes, editing your premise and creating punchlines thick with techniques, consider taking the online stand-up comedy writing course offered by the School Of Laughs. Use the coupon code below for 20% off. Click the pic to learn more.

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