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A one-of-a-kind insiders look at Hollywood from a totally different perspective. This inspirational weekly series provides an “all access pass” to the entertainment business through the eyes of comedy manager/producer Barry Katz and the industry's biggest "behind the scenes" players who candidly reveal the risky decisions they made that led to the most groundbreaking internet, television, radio, music, and film content in the world. Combining humor, insight, and motivation; Katz provides the ...
 
Every Monday listeners get exclusive access to the most influential minds in comedy. Award winning comedian and host Joel Byars captures the inspiring stories and insightful techniques behind your favorite comics with interviews NPR describes as "discovering the desire to be a comedian, their craft and their unifying bond found within the world of stand up comedy."
 
The supply chain world moves quickly—new technologies, processes, and global forces drive constant change across the industry. Supply Change, presented by Tradeshift, explores what’s shaping the modern supply chain and the impacts of this transformation.
 
Anyone who works or makes a difference is actually creating. They create a product or a feeling in others that is tangible. Each week comedian Trent McClellan talks with those who generate any kind of creative work in an attempt to explore what motivates them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
I’m Laura Clery and I’m here to bring you funny stories, hilarious prank calls, more characters like Helen Horbath and the digital creator lifestyle. I want to make you laugh out loud while giving you a behind-the-scenes look at being a digital creator. Seriously. That’s my mission. (And also to annoy the sh*t out of my husband Stephen Hilton, my podcast co-host). Starting as a Hollywood actress, I also began making videos with snapchat filters on Facebook. With 7 years of sobriety and lots ...
 
So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his ...
 
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Our guest today is Barry Katz. Barry is an Emmy winning creative director who’s been featured in AdAge’s 40 Under 40 and AdWeek’s Creative 100. In the past year Barry worked on two big campaigns for State Farm that I’m sure you’ve seen. The New Chris Paul series with Jake from State Farm and The Last Dance which won a ton of awards from all the maj…
 
Barry Katz is the legendary manager behind comedy's biggest stars like Dave Chappelle and Dane Cook. This interview is a must hear comedy masterclass sharing you all of Barry's must hear tips to becoming a legendary comedian. Listen and learn from the master himself. Barry's website: https://www.barrykatz.com/ Level up your comedy game with our cla…
 
Vir Das is the biggest English speaking comedian in India and one of the country’s top stand-up performers, actors, writers, musicians, and festival producers. He made an impact globally with his Netflix original special “Abroad Understanding” and was honored by "Variety Magazine" as one of their annual “Top 10 Comics to Watch.” He climbed the rank…
 
Vir Das is the biggest English speaking comedian in India and one of the country’s top stand-up performers, actors, writers, musicians, and festival producers. He made an impact globally with his Netflix original special “Abroad Understanding” and was honored by "Variety Magazine" as one of their annual “Top 10 Comics to Watch.” He climbed the rank…
 
Bob Kirk is a Toronto based comedian with an improv background and winner of the November $100 Joke Contest. This interview shares his secret to writing daily and what surprising technique he used to write so many jokes so quickly that helped him win this month's contest. If you want to compete in next month's contest, click the link below to get m…
 
Matt Sorrell is a Creative Director at Wieden+Kennedy Portland. Matt’s won tons of awards including gold lions, gold pencils, and a grand Clio. He's created outstanding work for HBO, Foot Locker and Old Spice. And just this year Matt helped create some extraordinarily unusual spots for a company named Meow Wolf. Think parody of a local supermarket …
 
Laura Wimer is Executive Creative Director at FCB New York. She’s been involved in the viral launch of Dollar Shave Club, she’s been in the Adweek Creative 100 and just this year she helped create an advertising first, a spot that featured moms breastfeeding on broadcast television. That campaign for the brand Frida Mom earned widespread praise for…
 
Dan Oliva is a Senior Creative Director at BBDO New York where he works on the Snickers account. Dan’s won dozens of awards from Can, Clio, AICP, the One Show, Webbys, D&AD and the list goes on. His most recent award was a Super Clio for his 2020 Super Bowl spot for Snickers. Dan and I had a conversation that is loaded with insider knowledge and ad…
 
If you work in advertising or you want to, you’ve probably fawned over Super Bowl spots and Cannes winning campaigns. Have you ever wanted to meet the people that create this work? To hear their stories and learn from their experiences? Welcome to Don’t Skip. I’m Zack Seckler a comedy director and photographer. And I’ve been working in advertising …
 
After only a few years into the comedy game, Josh Black has been able to build a local following in Nashville that helps him not only create consistently viral content but also sell out shows every single month. Josh's hustle is the new wave on how comics can create their own success and start getting paid without having to wait on anyone else's ap…
 
SUE COSTELLO has appeared on countless television shows including "NYPD Blue” and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” on Comedy Central. After starring in two TV pilots for CBS, Sue earned her very own self-titled television series, "Costello," in which she also served as a producer and the co-creator. Sue was also a guest host on NBC's "Later,” perform…
 
After over 400 episodes, this is the most popular question I get asked. So I've reflected on my own 11+ year comedy career to give my most helpful three steps to getting you on stage and becoming a comedian. Don't forget to take advantage of the resources below and I look forward to hearing your success stories! Join the workshop giveaway here! Get…
 
SUE COSTELLO has appeared on countless television shows including "NYPD Blue” and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” on Comedy Central. After starring in two TV pilots for CBS, Sue earned her very own self-titled television series, "Costello," in which she also served as a producer and the co-creator. Sue was also a guest host on NBC's "Later,” perform…
 
Producing your own show is the best way to make money and get fans in this comedy game. Eva Alexopoulos is only a few years into comedy but is already producing the top show in Montreal. She shares all her marketing secrets to help you do the same in your scene. This is a MUST HEAR episode that's going to change the game for your comedy career. Lis…
 
Jeremiah Watkins returns to the show to help comics level up and create their own success. The pandemic has taught us that the old way of "climbing the ladder" as a comedian is dead. It's now up to us to find our lane and build our own careers. Few comics have done that better than Jeremiah and he is here to help you do the same. Click Here to List…
 
DEBORAH AQUILA is one of the most renowned casting directors in Hollywood. She began in NYC with Steven Soderbergh's "Sex, Lies and Videotape" and Uli Edel's "The Last Exit to Brooklyn" before moving to L.A to cast "The Shawshank Redemption." After several years as the head of casting for Paramount, Aquila returned to the independent casting world …
 
Sandy Bernstein is back with her THIRD $100 Joke Contest victory. This episode shares the power of finding a writing partner and how to break writer's block. Sandy is a prime example of consistent hard work paying off. Listen and learn how you can do the same. Sandy's website: http://www.sandybernsteincomedy.com/ Sandy's IG: https://www.instagram.c…
 
DEBORAH AQUILA is one of the most renowned casting directors in Hollywood. She began in NYC with Steven Soderbergh's "Sex, Lies and Videotape" and Uli Edel's "The Last Exit to Brooklyn" before moving to L.A to cast "The Shawshank Redemption." After several years as the head of casting for Paramount, Aquila returned to the independent casting world …
 
GEORGE WALLACE is an award-winning stand-up comic and renowned Vegas headliner, having also established a successful T.V. and film career that has spanned four decades. One of his first jobs in the entertainment field was working as a writer for legendary comedian Redd Foxx and on the big screen, he made the most out of supporting roles in such fil…
 
If you want to take control of your career and start making money while getting stage time, this is the episode for you. Hot Breath! Pro Dawn Davis Womack consistently runs sold out shows in her region and came on the show to tell you exactly how she does it. We are a for comics by comics platform designed to help you level up in a positive and sup…
 
GEORGE WALLACE is an award-winning stand-up comic and renowned Vegas headliner, having also established a successful T.V. and film career that has spanned four decades. One of his first jobs in the entertainment field was working as a writer for legendary comedian Redd Foxx and on the big screen, he made the most out of supporting roles in such fil…
 
Kevin Reilly has had a career spanning over two decades, helping to bring to life some of the greatest television shows of this, or any, generation, serving as president of 5 TV networks, including NBC, FOX, FX, and currently president of TBS and TNT. He began his career at NBC, where he had a hand in the development of distinctive and groundbreaki…
 
Costaki Economopoulos is one of comedy's most well respected writers and performers and this interview shares exactly how and why he does it. With over 20 years of comedy experience, he puts on a comedy writing masterclass for listeners to learn and apply to their own process. You will leave this interview with a renewed motivation and writing proc…
 
Kevin Reilly has had a career spanning over two decades, helping to bring to life some of the greatest television shows of this, or any, generation, serving as president of 5 TV networks, including NBC, FOX, FX, and currently president of TBS and TNT. He began his career at NBC, where he had a hand in the development of distinctive and groundbreaki…
 
Joan Fuchsman is not only a hilarious columnist but an amazing comedy writer that runs her own writing rooms in the Hot Breathiverse. She has quickly grown from guessing at what to write about into consistently creating tight jokes. She is the September $100 Joke Contest winner and this insightful interview reveals exactly how she did it so you can…
 
MONA SCOTT-YOUNG is a successful talent manager, television producer, publisher, TV host and CEO and Founder of multi-media entertainment company Monami Entertainment, home to Grammy Award-winning artist Missy Elliott, publishing imprint Monami Books and VH1’s most popular docu-franchise "Love & Hip Hop". Scott-Young is executive producer of "Love …
 
MONA SCOTT-YOUNG is a successful talent manager, television producer, publisher, TV host and CEO and Founder of multi-media entertainment company Monami Entertainment, home to Grammy Award-winning artist Missy Elliott, publishing imprint Monami Books and VH1’s most popular docu-franchise "Love & Hip Hop". Scott-Young is executive producer of "Love …
 
Rosebud Baker joins us to share her comedy secrets behind how to find your comedic voice, joke writing tips, doing authentic act-outs, and much more. She is one of comedy's rising stars and this in-depth interview reveals exactly why and how she does it. Listen, learn, and share! Learn how to write, perform, and monetize your comedy in our comedy I…
 
JULIE SEABAUGH grew up on a farm and discovered stand-up when Dave Attell performed during her senior year at the University of Missouri, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism. In 2003, after moving to New York City, Seabaugh launched her earliest independent effort into comedy journalism with the online magazine, Two Drink Minimum. …
 
JULIE SEABAUGH grew up on a farm and discovered stand-up when Dave Attell performed during her senior year at the University of Missouri, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism. In 2003, after moving to New York City, Seabaugh launched her earliest independent effort into comedy journalism with the online magazine, Two Drink Minimum. …
 
After 11+ years in comedy, I recently filmed a Dry Bar comedy special and learned a HUGE lesson I wish I knew sooner. This quick and intimate episode is here to help you apply this lesson that took me over a decade to learn so you can level up faster and conquer your comedy goals. Enjoy this rare peak behind the curtain of life as a working comic. …
 
LANCE BURTON is widely considered by his peers to be the greatest stage magician of the past century. Born in Louisville, KY, his first break came in a debut appearance on the “Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,” and through the course of Burton’s career he was invited back for a total of ten appearances while Johnny was host and another ten appearan…
 
LANCE BURTON is widely considered by his peers to be the greatest stage magician of the past century. Born in Louisville, KY, his first break came in a debut appearance on the “Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,” and through the course of Burton’s career he was invited back for a total of ten appearances while Johnny was host and another ten appearan…
 
Ron Funches has one of comedy’s most unique voices and this episode shares exactly why and how he does it. Ron drops a lot of comedy gems in this episode not only about his writing process but also about the business of comedy. This is a must listen for how to find your voice and get paid to do it. Enjoy and share with your fellow comics! Learn how…
 
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