Today I am joined by students who want to know insights on starting your own comedy show, how to get started when you are an introvert, getting spots on booked shows and writing for others.
These are all great questions! I figured if they were wondering about something chances are you may be, too.
When it comes to starting your own comedy show there are many things to consider. Is the location a good fit? Do they have a night available? Are they willing to help you promote? Will their be a budget? Do you charge for tickets? Do you pay the comics? Can you put together a solid show? Many more variables come into play than just flipping on a mic switch. You might also enjoy THIS POST about the nuts and bolts of starting your own comedy show.
If you are an introvert who do you host a show? Can you step outside of your comfort zone and interact with the venue manager? The comics? The Audience? We haven’t discussed that much on the show and today we dig into it a little bit.
Do you want to do spots on booked shows? You need to attend the shows first. Support the shows you want to support you. This set is often missed and will make it hard for you to be invited. Still, you want to be persistent without being pesky. We talk about the best approaches and tactics.
When asked about writing for print, I dig into a few areas where you can explore writing and posting publicly to hone your craft. Among them, COMEDYWIRE.COM .
Tune in and listen. And, if you have a great tip I missed please send it to SchoolOfLaughs@gmail.com and I will read it on the next show and give you a shout out!
These questions all came from current writing students. To learn more about upcoming comedy classes and workshops , visit the NEXT CLASSES tab at www.SchoolOfLaughs.com.
Send your questions and feedback to SchoolOfLaughs@gmail.com and I will answer them on an upcoming show.
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