On the “throwing bookers to the wolves” episode of the podcast, Jordan Cooper, Josh Spector, Chelcie Rice and Josh Homer welcome festival and club booker Matt Komen, currently of Stand-Up Live in Phoenix, on to the show to take the heat of all comedian’s frustrations with the industry.
We discuss what a club manager looks for when booking a new comic, why you don’t have to be in New York or Los Angeles to get discovered, how getting the attention of headliners may be more helpful than soliciting clubs and the importance of having a 360 degree approach towards your comedy career.
In addition, we have a lengthly debate on whether the comedy club business model is dead, plus go through a cavalcade of topics including festival submissions, press kits, getting representation, why first impressions count a great deal and ultimately, that no matter your goals, no one can “want it” more than you.
Links from this episode:
The Laugh Factory YouTube channel
Why Laugh Factory Live Will Be A Colossal Failure [Jordan Cooper]
How To Fail In Comedy While Really Trying – Feature Work [J-L Cauvin]
Don McMillan – Technically Funny
Comedians At Law
Mail Order Comedy
Anjelah Johnson – Nail Salon (YouTube video)
My Email List Building Challenge: Week 2 Progress [Connected Comedy]