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20 Things Comedians Should See This Week

May 27, 2012

Here’s a sample of what I shared this week through my Connected Comedy Daily Email. You can get a free subscription here to see what I share next week.

Conan O’Brien Talks About How Social Media Has Changed His Career (Plus a lot more in this 22-minute video interview)

Want more of your Facebook fans to see your posts? FB just rolled out a new way for you to make that happen.

There are people out there really pushing the boundaries of what can be done with promotion. And this is one of them.

This Week In Comedy Podcasts

Comedian John Ramsey shares his Conan appearance video on Reddit and connects with new fans in a new way (smart stuff)

An interesting (and entertaining) exploration of the success of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast

Bill Murray reveals the most important lessons his Second City improv teacher taught him

Andy Samberg’s Advice For Students At Harvard

100 million people like, comment, or share a Youtube video every week. (Tons of mind-blowing stats here)

Neil Gaiman’s Advice For Anybody That Wants To Pursue A Career In The Arts

Marc Maron and Patton Oswalt wound up on a plane together, and the resulting tweetfest is liable to make Twitter explode

Replace The Word “Customers” With “Fans” In This Article And It Will Probably Teach You A Lot

How To Turn Your Fans Into Superfans (This is written for musicians but most of it applies to comedians as well)

Video Of Chris Rock Performing Standup In 1989 (He’s come a long way)

Find out the best time to share stuff on Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook (Based on bit.ly research)

The Similarities Between Louis C.K. and Woody Allen (According to somebody who’s worked for both of them)

“Start each morning pursuing an idea.” (From the inspirational “Creator’s Manifesto”)

MTV’s Nominees For Most Extreme Fan Outreach (This might inspire some ideas for you)

A Documentary About Fan Culture (This may change how you think about your fans)

How To Approach Promoting Your Creations Like A Political Campaign (And a great case study showing it works)

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Andrew Hall May 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I just watched the Neil Gaiman video and it was definitely worth the time. One of the points that he made was to enjoy yourself while you work. I write an small atheist/comedy blog, and not only do I get enjoyment from writing material, but there is the added bonus of fans retweeting the work and saying how I don’t suck.

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