“Farmer” – Dustin Nickerson

Get into a routine like a farmer! Do your sets, record them, post clips, record your podcast and do it on a regular cadence. If you get fans you win! Focus on social media YouTube & TikTok because the algorithms put you in front of new people. Find ways to make your money outside the clubs — Spotiify, SiriusXM, YouTube, and gigs. Find out how to monetize fans selling merchandise use tools to find out where your fans are.

You have to find something other than clubs to pay your bills while your on the come up. The four C’s Corporates, colleges, corporates, or chruchs. Most, if not all, of your breaks will come from comics, so network! This and so much more, great episode for all comics but especially for those that are or who want to do touring and club work.

We watch a clip from Dustin’s latest special filmed during the Pandemic, “Overwhelmed” available to watch for free on YouTube ( also, be a good sport and subscribe to his channel) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRIRmlo4OR8

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“50 Bad Sets” Greg Warren

What an incredible discussion with Greg Warren! He cautions that even the best comics have to take a beating. You can count down your 50 bad sets to when you’re good is one of his many tips. Also morning pages, dealing with rejection, being seen in the room, quitting your day job, listen to your sets as background noise, and so much more!

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Ian Lara – “Always Bring It”

Ian’s accent in comedy is inspirational for anyone new to comedy or for maybe has been in it for a while and hasn’t gotten any big breaks. By staying focused and being patient he was able to earn the respect of comics that were able to help him further his career including landing a spot on the Tonight Show, Comedy Central, and HBO.

His message is clear, put the work in upfront so you can always bring it when you go onstage. Even if you bomb, comics and bookers will take notice you are putting in the effort. So many great tips and helpful experiences shared. Enjoy this excellent conversation with Ian Lara!

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Tom Thakkar – “Graveyard Babies”

NYC comedian Tom Thakkar joins the show to share to talk about Graveyard babies. What’s that you ask? Listen to the pod to find out! He shares his experiences in the comedy business and we break down his 2019 Comedy Central Half Hour set.

Tom has some great tips for how to calm your nerves and to enjoy yourself while performing on stage because that is what it’s all about!Tom’s passion for comedy comes through in this episode and he has some great insight on how to level up in comedy — No secret step one is work to be funny on stage consistently, you’ll have to listen in to get the rest!

Nore Davis – “Online Standup”

Nore is a New York comedian who has released 4 comedy albums his most recent over Zoom in the middle the quarantine called “Live from the Comedy Trap House.” We discuss creating a Zoom comedy album and techniques for performing online standup successfully, how to advance your comedy career, writing on the shoulders of our comedy forefathers, finding joy in bringing people joy, and much more including breaking down his set from Comedy Central Presents from 2019.

Check out more from Nore and his latest album on his website – https://noredavis.com

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Sarah Tiana – “Roast Comedy”

Interested in how to write Roast Comedy? So many great tips, stories, jokes, and strategies shared by Sarah from over decade of performing and writing Roast Comedy for Comedy Central.

We break down the Comedy Central Roast Battle she had with WWE wrestler turned comedian Dolph Ziggler. Plus stick around until the end to see which host Brian or Drew wins a Roast Battle judged by Sarah!