Title says it all.
What are you're guy's goals for this year in comedy? And also when you complete your goals post here with proof ! I will update the page with red text on completed goals.
1. Get a new 10 minute set (I only have 5 minutes as of May 15)
2. Become a regular at a comedy club in or around Los Angeles.
3. Go on a mini west coast tour with a few fellow comics.
1. Play more venues. I play the same room 5 or 6 times a month, but I've rarely played any other room.
2. Edit together a tape of my recordings, and get new headshots, so that I can do some road work this semester in Texas
3. Be more of an entrepreneur, and try to get more comedy started in BR where I go to school. We have a MASSIVE college (LSU) that has no comedy scene of it's own, but it has great performance spaces and tons of opportunities, so try to schedule my own show or plan something separate from Salami Vice and Above Ground Comedy, both of which suck (sorry Bryan if you're reading this. Oh wait, you aren't, because you have no working knowledge of comedy).
1. Perform stand-up at an open mic.
2. Then do it again.
1. Develop a solid 15 minute set, and then get bored with it quickly before throwing it all out starting over only to return to it a few months later.
2. Get paid for a gig. Just once, that's all. It's not about the money, it's about the accomplishment of being able to get paid for doing something I love. And to shove it in my parents' faces.
3. Branch out from Michigan. This one isn't as feasible because I'm in college for most of the year and stuck at home for the summer, but at the very least I would like to explore everything Michigan has to offer. I don't believe I've fully taken advantage of Michigan's venues yet, anyway.
1. Continue writing more scripts to get some sort of usable "portfolio" of sorts.
2. Maybe try stand-up? Not a huge goal, but I wouldn't mind trying it
3. Move somewhere with better opportunities in this field.
4. Find a roommate who doesn't see eye-to-eye with me so I can develop it into some sort of sitcom. Possibly purchase a monkey for similar purposes.
James Smann 3/23/10
1. More gigs
2. Solidify 15 minute set (3 songs, consistent bits)
1. Hit up more venues. Get out of my bubble and get into the scene a little more.
2. Keep writing and doing my thing.
3. Maybe try hosting.
4. Lose weight.
5. Accomplish at least a couple of these things.
as of 4/22/10
6. Not rely on having the set list on stage as much. I'm getting better with this, though.
7. Totally rock the Houston's Funniest contest.
8. Get a guest spot or two at one of the local clubs.
Cupid Stunt 3/24/10
1. Get through at least one round of Funniest Person in Austin contest. (next year, 2 rounds)
2. Write 2 pages a day..
3. Get on the PUNCH! show at cap city and have a good set. Hopefully good enough to get invited back (or better yet, get a guest spot).
4. Keep a daily journal during my study abroad session in Prague. Make it funny.
5. Organize a showcase show in Austin (see 6).
6. Be able to perform (well) for 20 minutes.
7. Don't fail out of business school.
1) Develop a solid 30+ minutes (currently have around 15.)
2) Along the same lines, work on adding new jokes and tags to my existing stuff.
3) Perform some sets longer than 10 minutes.
4) Get on the regular rotation at one of the larger comedy shows in the area.
Alex Mac 3/25/10
1. An additional solid 10 so I can finally have 20 good minutes.
2. Use the summer time to do at least one set a week. Branch out from Northern NE if possible to do more shows in RI and Boston.
3. Become more comfortable in a club setting, hopefully with a few more spot at Mottley's and the Comedy Studio in Boston. Aim to move from showcase nights and early in the week shows to later shows.
4.Write one comedy piece a week for my website, maybe attempt video/audio entries.
5. Networking, networking, networking!
develop a 6 hour set and cut it down to 3 minutes
lose an inch off my stomach
eat more ribs this year
and even more ribs
grow back my afro
Just Brett 3/26/10
1. Be consistent in writing and performing.
2. Get a killer 5 minutes.
3. Get another killer 5 minutes.
4. Start an open mic for the locals, and do it on a weekly basis.
1. Buy an empty journal (or just steal one from work)
2. Write my goals in that.
1. Perform at least once a week (There's FINALLY a weekly Open-Mic around where I live that I can make, so this is finally pretty darn feasible and I'm psyched)
2. Find more venues to perform.
2b. Perform at the some higher status venues (Get paid, open for an established show, etc etc)
3. Do more in the way of 'crafting' a set. Sometimes my inclination to do jokes just once or twice and toss them a little to the wayside is good. But I'd like to try and go the other way a bit.
1 enroll in an improv class
2 do a poorly formed and planned and preformed open mic
This year I've already done:
*started doing 5 min stand-up once a week at open mic, new material every week (I like experimenting)
*lost 20 lbs
*I need to move
- Do more open mikes
- Write 1 skit every day and at least a few jokes
- Find Quaid, start reactor
- Get some readers for my new website (you can help! or at least tell me it sucks!):
Woods in the Bear, New Stage/Screenplays Daily
1. Continue to find my persona - I need to get the real Phil on stage, and not some character that's a combination of Regan/Barry/Oswalt/O'Neal/Hedberg/Me. I need to continue showing off the unique person that I am.
2. Learn to better edit my jokes - After I perform a joke once, I do a little tweaking, but little real editing. I'm good at removing the bad parts, but terrible at adding new parts.
3. Have more fun on stage - I take it too seriously up there.
-This year i want to start going to stand up clubs frequently at least 2-3 a week.
-I want to gain a viral video a video that is funny and has hundreds of thousands or millions of people loving it.
-50,000 Subscribers. On my Youtube page, i currently have 13,900.
-15 minutes by June, 30 minutes by December.
-Establish a comedy scene in Northwest Arkansas, halfway there with the help of JustBrett.
-Write jokes that are funny.
-MC a few shows.
1) Work through at least a solid 10.
2) Get paid in something other than drinks.
3) Do less drinking to work up nerve prior to going up.
4) Attain the balls to bomb on purpose.
5) Perform outside of the city I live in.
6) Drop "aspiring" from aspiring comedian.
7) Develop a web presence with more videos and the like.
1. Within the next month PERFORM MY FIRST OPEN MIC
Titanium Man 5/15/10
My goals are to sell a lot more of my writing. I've been slacking in that department, and that's why things haven't been that good. Least I've got a weekly column now, so that's some cash to work with. I'm positive about the future.
1) Write Material
2) Start doing open mikes
Gina Ameba 5/15/10
1) Make as many people I can laugh.
2) Make at least two people's whiskey shoot out of their nose.
3) Create 30 min of stand-up material in next 3 months. I have 5 min now.
4) Film 3 of my performance theaters in next 3 months. I have 0 now.
5) Be funny on my command.