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Six Kids, A Full Time Job & No Excuses [EP. 143]
This week I sit down with Shawn Reynolds to discuss how you have to find a way to perform no matter what. He knows, with a house full of kids and running his own retail store – time is precious. No excuses, just jokes and persistence will get the job done.
We cover a lot of ground, including:
- Meeting at Comedy Off Broadway in Lexington, KY
- His “Stand-Up For Kentucky” fundraisers
- Managing 6 kids (ages 17, 15, 12, 8, 8 & 1) and running a business
- How there is no full time success with part time effort
- How learning comedy is like becoming a doctor
- What Apollo Creed taught Shawn about comedy
- Performing clean comedy in tough rooms
- What a cry room at church actually is and why a comic could use one
- What a story about swimming taught Rik about perseverance
- Advice I got from Jeff Gilstrap, former owner of Comedy Off Broadway
- How a supportive wife can make all the difference
- How advice from your friends can go either way
- How he is the second most famous Shawn Reynolds in his own house
- Why the early part of a show can be like throwing darts
- How to endear yourself to the audience
- Turning down shows that aren’t right
- Finding out where your comedy should take you
- Raising money for others through comedy
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