Comedian John Felts joins us today from Wilmington, NC. John is a hit with his audiences because he takes time to research the group and write specific jokes for them. Customizing comedy shows isn’t easy. It takes time and a little bit of courage. But it pays off with huge laughs.
John walks us through the steps he takes to get the inside information. He discusses how to implement the material in the show for maximum results. Although he has done this for quite some time, he still is experimenting with ways to make customizing comedy shows even better.
We also cover how to produce your own comedy shows. John Felts is the producer of the Clean Comedy Getaway series which features top clean comedians from around the country. We dig into the nitty gritty details of putting that together.
In this episode we specifically discuss:
- How to study your audience
- Finding out what NOT TO SAY in advance
- When to do crowd work
- The benefits of customizing comedy shows
- Mistakes he learned from in promoting and advertising a show
- Securing a venue for your own show
- Difficulty in marketing across multiple demographics
- Line up diversity in comedy shows
- Overcoming the stigma of a “clean” show
- Protecting your brand by keeping standards high
- Importance of building an email list
- The long road to turning a profit
- How BrownPaperTickets.com helped him discover where his sales are coming from
- Tips on keeping the family happy while you do comedy
- Knowing your priorities in life
And much, much more!
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