Sunday, August 7, 2011

2 Great Ways to Get Lots of People to Your Comedy Shows

If you do stand up comedy, you know that getting people to go to your shows can be challenging. You can of course promote your shows on Facebook. However, this is not always effective. For example, if you are a comedian, guess what? Most of your friends on Facebook are comedians too! They’re going to be too busy performing and promoting their own shows to go see you. You don’t want to pay a cover charge plus a two drink minimum to see the same seven minutes of comedy for the twentieth time do you? Well neither do your fellow comedians!

So what can you do to promote your shows effectively? These two methods will help you lots of new people to watch you. Here they are:

1. Meetup.com

Surely there are other things you like to do besides perform! No? You need to expand your horizons and find other things to do. Seriously! I like to play sports like basketball, volleyball, and tennis. If you choose a group that plays sports or exercises, you'll get to meet new friends and get in great shape too! You can then tell your friends about your shows and then you have a new audience! The only downside is you may have to write new material, as you'll have an awesome new body and your fat jokes won't make sense any more.

2. Your place of employment

This is very effective if you are new at the job, and/or not many people at your work know you do comedy. If you've been at your job a while, it will start to get difficult to get people to see you perform. In that case, it's time to switch jobs! Do you have difficulty keeping a job? Do you "job hop" a lot? Use this to your advantage!!!

John Griggs

http://www.johngriggscomedy.com


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