On the “three-year anniversary” episode of the podcast, Jordan Cooper, Chelcie Rice and Josh Homer welcome the triumphant return of Josh Spector to the show to discuss comedians’ continuing frustration with the changing nature of the industry, how even the definition of “comedian” is shifting, why Bo Burnham is the wrong example of YouTube success in comedy, and why garnering attention to your content alone means little unless it turns into action.
In addition, we discuss what comedians can learn from the tech startup space, the difference between an ad-based business model and one that’s relationship-based, the importance of truly and continually educating yourself in the medium, dealing with the boredom of putting in the work every day, and why persistence usually ends up winning out in the long run.
Links from this episode:
Thoughts About Why J-L Cauvin’s Album Didn’t Sell Better
Connected Comedy Podcast Episode 49: Excuses We Tell Ourselves
1000 True Fans
How Do You Define A Pivot?
Jerry Seinfeld – Howard Stern Show Interview
Connected Comedy Podcast Episode 44: Building A YouTube Audience
The Man Behind @DadBoner
Comedy Central Eliminates Separate Digital Unit
Would You Rather Be The Comedy Store or The Improv?