On this episode I sit down with Lucy Sinsheimer, Zanies Comedy Showplace in Nashville, TN to talk about managing a comedy club.
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MANAGING A COMEDY CLUB SHOW NOTES
We cover a lot of ground about managing a comedy club in this episode, including:
- The first comedy show she ever attended (Kathy Griffin)
- How she got her foot in the door at the Comedy Zone
- When she made the move to Nashville to work at Zanies
- How helpful (or not) college helped with managing a club
- The role social media plays in today’s comedy club
- Geo-Targeting potential customers on Facebook
- The new Stand Up Live Comedy Club in Huntsville, AL
- How there is no substitute for open mic stage time
- How technology and social media can overrun a work day
- Headliners bringing there own features and how that affects stage time
- Finding your comedic voice
- Co-writing with other comedians
- Not being afraid to try new material
- The importance of being able to work clean
- How important is social media for the beginning comedian?
- Being creative in your social posts
- What she wished she would have known before managing a club
- The difficulty in “always” being in work mode even away from work
- Being starstruck a little at having Chris Rock at the club
- Getting to hang out at the “comic’s table” with Dave Attell at the Comedy Cellar
- Watching Kathleen Madigan develop an hour of comedy during her residency
- and much, much more!
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