Monday, December 12, 2016

#67 - TK Kirkland talks Negotiating Money, Common Comic Mistakes, Navigating Show Business

TK Kirkland rarely does interviews but was willing to sit down with Hot Breath! after a weekend of sold out shows at Atlanta's legendary Uptown Comedy Corner. We explore his 30 year career and all the noted controversy along the way. This is a must listen for all real comedy fans!
Must hear topics:
  • How to build an organic fan base
  • How to educate and entertain
  • His first time performing
  • Touring with NWA and getting banned
  • Finding your voice on stage
  • The origin story of "Who Raised You?"
  • How to command a room
  • Past jobs of hustling, modeling, and more
  • Robbing Charlie Murphy
  • The business of booking shows
Quotable Quotes:
  • "I'm not afraid of money."
  • "A lot of people don't know I have an incredible white following."
  • "I say jokes to myself before saying them on stage."
  • "It took me two years to say "Who Raised You?" on stage."
  • "When you're talented, people need something to attach to your career."
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