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On the “overbooked number of participants” episode of the podcast, Josh Spector, Jordan Cooper and Chelcie Rice welcome community member Tyler Meznarich onto the show as well as introduce Josh Homer as a regular co-host for our roundtable of comedy, marketing and business-related topics.
This week we completely rip apart stand-up comedy contests, what goals and expectations comedians should have participating in contests, and why contests may be a symptom of “lazy marketing” by both clubs and comics. Also, we ask whether or not getting on TV is overrated and how the path of success for comedians is getting hazier in this time of industry disruption.
Links from this episode:
Off The Wall Comedy Contest
The World Series of Comedy
Laughing Skull Comedy Festival
Boston Comedy Festival
New York Underground Comedy Festival
What’s with all the competitions? [Shecky Magazine]
Cracked.com – Write For Us
10 Metrics Comedians Can Use To Judge The Progress Of Their Career [Connected Comedy]
How many followers do your TV comedians have in 2012? [The Comic's Comic]
Jake and Amir
Shutterbugs w/ Aziz Ansari
19 Lessons From Peter Shankman [Right Mix Marketing]
How To Wash A Cat – Video [Dave Webster]
HARO – Help A Reporter Out
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