On the “pay what you want” episode of the podcast, Josh Spector, Jordan Cooper, Chelcie Rice and Josh Homer discuss the backlash towards the recent Connected Comedy post posing a concept where the audience decides a comedian’s pay, whether or not this would be good for comics, question if a crowd can even judge good comedy in the first place, and if the negativity highlights how much comics actually hate club audiences.
In addition, we continue on the topic on a broader level and into the psyche of stand-up comics. Are we relying too heavily on the security of the live comedy infrastructure? What do we do when the club “circuit” goes away? Does the industry truly want us or really just want our audience?
Links from this episode:
You Know What Comics Really Hate? The Audience. [Connected Comedy]
6 Lessons You Can Learn From The Success Of “Jackass” [Connected Comedy]
Comedy Living Room: It’s Comedy…in a Living Room [LA Weekly]