6 thoughts on “Connected Comedy Podcast Episode 33: If Someone In Hollywood Said It, It Has To Be True

  1. Mary V says:

    What do you guys use to create this podcast? Since you are all in different areas, I’m curious how you do it. What program do you use?

    I think you made a good point about how those comics who don’t like comedy audiences will fail.

  2. It’s just a Skype conference call recorded using a program called Ecamm: http://www.ecamm.com/mac/callrecorder/

  3. My ranking on who should be paid the most for this specific episode of the podcast:

    1. Jordan Cooper
    2. Josh Spector
    3. Josh Homer
    4. Chelcie Rice

  4. And just to add to you discussion about the top ten money making comedians performing comedy that is dumbed down, I would prefer to see a comedian with mediocre material who I like as opposed to a comedian with great material who I do not like.

    I compare it to pro wrestling, as hillbilly as that sounds. Hulk Hogan was a great pro wrestler , not because of his great wrestling skills and ability to do back flips, but because of his charisma and likability.

    I see comics all the time that have funny jokes but no charisma and likability. Those comics are not ones that I would pay to see.

  5. Scott says:

    I actually had a similar idea a while back that I introduced to some comics in my area and they shot it down very quickly. My idea was to let the audience rate each comic so we could decide who got to perform in the next show, instead of one guy who chooses his friends for every show. I like the challenge of performing at shows where nobody knows me and getting them all to like me by the end of the night.

    While I agree you have to like your audience, I do know of one successful comic who hates his audience, Doug Stanhope. I just heard him say it in a podcast. The difference is his audience probably loves that he hates them.

  6. I like the idea of the audience deciding how much the comic gets paid. During the Edinburgh festival in August I do solo shows which are part of the free festival.

    These shows have a collection at the end and the audience are asked to put in a donation depending on how much the show is worth.

    There is a definite correlation between how good the show is and how much you get paid.

    I’m thinking about doing a weekly show in Glasgow based on this idea as well.

    Keep up the good work.

    Obie 🙂

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