On the “being true and real” episode of the podcast, Jordan Cooper, Chelcie Rice and Josh Homer follow up with Josh Spector on last week’s discussion of blogging, the opportunities and potential audience that comedians have creating long form content, why the skills that make for good blogging are the same as what makes for good stand-up, having a purpose or style in your writing, the benefits of guest posting and how links are the currency of the blogosphere.
In addition, we drill down on Comedy Central’s show lineup to highlight trends in the comedy industry, the increasing sentiment that “selling” your material is more important than good writing, why “being true to yourself” could easily be a cop-out, and whether or not you can ever improve as a comic without immersing yourself in the art and craft of stand-up comedy.
Links from this episode:
CC Podcast Episode 27: You’re Not Funnier Than Jesus
How To Blog – Tony Pierce [Busblog]
Andrew Sullivan – Declaration of Independence [The Daily Beast]
Jokes That Won’t Matter Tomorrow – Josh Comers
Maybe You’re Just Not Good Enough [Connected Comedy]
Jiro Dreams Of Sushi [Rotten Tomatoes]