Monday, October 15, 2018

#152 - Tamra Goins | Agents vs. Managers, Business Protocol for Comics, Taping a TV Reel



Tamra Goins is one of comedy's most powerful players titled the Head of Comedy at Innovative Artists in LA. This is her first podcast and she holds nothing back in this business masterclass all comics should hear. Takes notes and share the knowledge.

Must Hear Moments:
  • Top comic business mistakes
  • Getting a business LLC
  • Why or why not you need an agent
  • When it's time to get an agent
  • The difference between agents and managers
  • How to tape a TV reel
  • Creating your goals in comedy
  • The value of social media followers
  • The value of living in LA instead of your hometown
  • Being more than just funny in show business
Quotable Quotes:

"The agent relationship is very transactional. A manager's relationship is more strategy" (7.30)
"It's not just about how many followers you have but how much engagement does each post get?" (11.20)
"Living in LA provides more valuable networking opportunities to happen that your hometown cant's provide." (12.50)
"Make sure if you don't have a website, your facebook page has all your information." (20.25)
"There's more things to just being funny. You have to bring the business too. It's show business." (22.05)

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Monday, October 8, 2018

#151 - Melanie Comarcho: Is Katt Williams Crazy? Touring with Martin Lawrence & Chris Tucker, How to Negotiate Your Rate



Melanie Comarcho does not do interviews, until now! Since her comedy career started way back in 1992, she has toured the world with comedy juggernauts like Katt Williams, Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker, and more. This rare interview profiles her comedic journey and reveals how she has maintained such a consistent tour schedule with these comedy legends.

Must Hear Moments:
  • Knowing your worth in comedy
  • How to negotiate a rate
  • Touring with Katt Williams, Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker
  • Going to Prince's house
  • How to sustain success for 20+ years
  • Staying humble
  • Comedy now vs. 20 years ago
  • Internet comedians
  • Working with Tiffany Haddish
  • The secret to success in comedy
Quotable Quotes:
"I'm more aggressive than most the agents I've had."
"Keep your mouth and legs closed."
"Katt Williams has the biggest heart ever."
"Stay humble!"
"Comedy used to be about who's the funniest but now it's who can put assess in the seats."

Melanie Comarcho's Social Media:
https://www.instagram.com/melaniecomarcho/?hl=en
https://twitter.com/melaniecomarcho?lang=en
https://www.facebook.com/melaniecomarcho



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Research Cited:
https://blackamericaweb.com/2015/02/10/melanie-comarcho-on-fearing-suge-knight-performing-at-the-tom-joyner-fantastic-voyage/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlEgdm_avmc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnvADzCci5c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV-PWOCDjWE
https://allthingscomedy.com/podcast/whats-up-fool/ep-34---comedian-melanie-comarcho/page/2

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

#150 - Ali Siddiq: Why You Suck at Comedy, Taping a Comedy Central Special, Comedy Gimmicks



Ali Siddiq is back for his second interview on Hot Breath! Podcast to share his experience taping a Comedy Central special in prison, comedy gimmicks and why the purity of comedy is fading.

Ali's first interview:
https://audioboom.com/posts/5548725-73-ali-siddiq-talks-starting-comedy-in-prison-social-media-beefs-storytelling-tips


Must Hear Moments:
  • Still being an underrated comic over 20 years in the game
  • The reality of the comedy business
  • Comedy's biggest illusions
  • The secret behind internet comedians
  • Why most comics suck at stand-up
  • How to attract to fans
  • Tips for storytelling on stage
  • Advice from legendary comics
  • The pressure of being a headliner
  • Joke thieves
Quotable Quotes
  1. "There are only 20 podcasts in the world I'll do."
  2. "I don't have a gimmick. I am a comic and I am fine with that."
  3. "I guarantee if you're doing a sitcom and stand-up, your stand-up sucks."
  4. "Comedy is about freedom. It's the last place for free speech."
  5. "I'm not chasing laughs from an audience. I refuse to dumb down my comedy for fame. I believe what's for me is going to come."
  6. "How funny you gonna be is determined by how honest you gonna be."


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Ali Siddiq's Behind These Bars Comedy Special:
http://www.cc.com/episodes/3o0ox9/stand-up-specials-ali-siddiq--it-s-bigger-than-these-bars-season-1-ep-101

Ali's Social Media:
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https://www.instagram.com/alisiddiq/
https://www.facebook.com/ali.siddiq.92/