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On the “palette cleanser” episode of the podcast, Jordan Cooper, Josh Spector, Chelcie Riceand Josh Homer discuss the changing perception of what exactly a comic is, how comedy isn’t immune from disruption and ponder why newer comics are embracing digital more than many established acts.
In addition, we explain why ideas are meaningless without execution, how to figure out what is the next logical step in your career, underestimating the value of learning, and Josh shares a love/hate e-mail he recently received from a reader.
Links from this episode:
Creativity Is Just Connecting Things [Lifehacker]
Everything’s A Remix – Web Series
Free by Chris Anderson
Meet YouTube’s first class of YouTube Next Comics [The Comic’s Comic]
Noel Gallagher: ‘The Rock Star Is Going Extinct’ [Digital Music News]
Attack Of The ’90s Music Stars [Entertainment Weekly]
Is Netflix Competing with HBO? [IP Carrier]
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5 thoughts on “Connected Comedy Podcast Episode 14: Why Do Our Fans Not Get It?”
I can mirror Josh’s absolute befuddlement with comedians’ reluctance, especially those with expendable income and an already-established following, to utilize all the available technology we have at our fingertips.
Why would you not want more people to find out about you and your comedy? Why wouldn’t you want to give the opportunity to a person in Sweden who you’ve never met before and will never perform in front of to watch you perform your comedy on YouTube at 4:13 AM while you sleep?
I’m 28 years old. People who aren’t even a little tech savvy from the generation above me have no idea just how vital an online presence is to a person around my age or younger. If you don’t have an online presence, whether you be a restaurant or an artist or a storefront in a strip mall or a comedian, you don’t exist to me. Period.
“If you don’t have an online presence, whether you be a restaurant or an artist or a storefront in a strip mall or a comedian, you don’t exist to me.”
Thank you, sir. Diggin’ the podcasts.
My favorite part about the podcasts are the links that are posted in the notes. It adds another demension to the episode. I had a very successful YouTube video in which I recount being kidnapped by aliens. I thought about opening a comedy show with that YouTube video rather than performing the bit live on stage. A lover of pure stand up would say that’s a no no. All you need is a comic and microphone. I wonder what the audience would think. I’m 30 years old and I enjoy watching awards shows (boring) only when I can enjoy it via twitter with the whole world. While I listened to this I tweeted and posted a question in the connected comedy group. I can see comedy changing even though I scoffed who YouTube considered comics.
I’m enjoying the podcasts. I like the talk about execution and ideas.
We all have ideas, but the more you associate yourself with creative people, the more your realize ideas are a dime a dozen. Good ideas might be worth a little more.
At some point, people want you to execute. Even if you have a GREAT idea, you will find yourself facing the execution crucible:
-That’s a great idea for movie, I’d love to see a draft of a screenplay, then we’ll talk.
-That is a good idea for series, do you have an outline and a spec script for the pilot? Send those to me and we’ll talk.
-What a quirky idea for a web series, where can I see it?