The Basement Lounge
The Basement Lounge

Season 1, Episode 22 · 1 year ago

"Top 3 Goals for 2020" - EP #22


While we break for the holidays, I'm giving you guys a chance to get to know me a little better with some smaller episodes.

This week, on the first show of 2020, I plan for the future as I settle on my top 3 goals for the new year!

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...time to look forward into twsent andtwenty we're. In the New Year, I've had my birthday. I've had my first show ofthe year and it's time to look forward and I'm not one for settying New Year'sresolutions. I think I think that's a little bit of an outdated, an outdated practice. Instead, I liketo set goals, t e things that I'm actually going to work to achieve. Notjust you know, let me let me change the way I lived my life 'cause. None of usnever hold up to that, but I said I set goals, things that I'm actually goingto make attempts to make happen, and so today we're going to talk about my topthree goals for twosnd and twenty. The three things I want to make happen andsee come to vruition in the year to Thousan and twenty and they're, usually career oriented,usually set it around standup, because that's my focus and that's what we'reGOINGNA get into today, as I berpene themicrophone. So the first goal I have for the yearof T, thosend and twenty is that I want to start and host my own monthly bookedcomedy show. I don't get to perform a whole lot because of my work schedule,but I love hosting, and I love organizing and putting on events. So Ithought it would be really fun to actually start my own show, but I don'twant to start an open Mike there's enough open, mikes in town. I wouldrather have an actual boot show with maybe four or five comics on it. Peoplecan, you know, pay a small cover to get in and actually have a longer moreprofessional style comedy show, and it's only the sixth day of the yearand I'm already found a couple of leaves on great venues. I could do thisshow at I'm talking trying to get in touch with some people about, as far aslike you know, budgeting and rules and availability, and things like that. ButI have found two or three venues that I think would work really well for asmall monthly boot show- and I I like...

...doing these kind of shows, as opposedto open Mikes, because when you go to an open Mike, There's kind of this idea that not everythingis going to begood, that it's that it's people practicing that it's low level you'regoing to see a lot of nebis people who haven't done this before and that'sfine open mikes definitely have their place. But I would much prefer to puton a show with a well prepared crew of comics, who have experience and willput on the best show possible. Also sothin. I can get a little bit moreinvolved in as far as the production side of things goes. 'cause with anopen, Mikeyou really just need a microphone ind, a PA and that's it andfor something like a book show. You can put a little bit more effort into theinto the marketing and into the production value and just do more with it, and I I don'tlike to do things small and with an open Mike. Those are usually something that thether'r small operations like I said you just need a microphone and a PA and forpeople to show up and attempt to be funny and and aid open. Mikesstufinitly have their place, they're good for experience, comics to practicenew material practice, their stage presents and and their cadence andthings like that, it's a place for newbees to go and kind of get theirfeet wet. But a good book show is something where you can really deliveron the entertainment value and that's what I'm all about. So. The second thing that I'd like todo this year is to hit five hundred likes on my facebook page. So I have astandup comedy facebook, page Faceb, dotcom, Slash Mike shake comedy, andcurrently I'm going to pull it up right now and see where we're sitting. I Wan to get this thing up to fivehundred, though sory a'm yawning into the microphone. It's it. I was atWiley's last night and it was up late and Um this one, but currently on thefacebook page, we are sitting at two hundred and twenty eight likesand follows. I would really like to get...

...that up to five hundred by the end ofthe year. I don't think that's a too crazy an idea. We basically justneed to double where we're at right now, plus a little bit extra, but I'd reallylike to see that happen and really expand the audience. My page isreaching and I've I've taken my first step in doing that by making the page abit more involved as a comedy page. So in the past, what I've always done whenever I do wiles or a big stet likethat, as I always tape my my set and just put out the whole video foreveryone to see, and I'm not doing that anymore, I I will make those fullvideos available to like my patrons and stuff like Thot, O Patrion, but insteadwhat I'm doing now is I'm I'm clipping out segments from the from the sets andputting those out on the Internet just little one to two minute: Videos of aparticular joke, or something going over really well and that's what I'musing is marketing tools and I'm really trying to draw focus to the Standoaudience. Oh God I as so sorry to the standup audience onto my facebook page. I did that last night, I I so lastnight I was at Wiley's and I I had a good six minutes set and I put up avideo. It's a little one, min UN video of a bit that I did last night and it'sactually a brand new bit, never done it before Um last night. Everything I didwas brand new. We'll talk about that in a minute, but I really want to get fivehundred likes and follows on the faceboot page, because that's where alot of the audience is going to be that's where I'm going to be able toreally interact with people, I mean as well as Instagram, but instagramis,mostly for pictures. I like pictures of my dog, but I really want to get theaudience of the stand up audience out of the facebook page and lastly, the number three thing I'mtrying to do this year in twenty twenty so October. Twenty first of this year willbe my fifteenth anniversary as a comedian, and I really want to make abig step forward in my career as a...

...comedian for my fifteen year inversary.So for this year, I would like to headline wily Sunday comics the week of my fifteenth anniversarynow October. Twenty first of twenty twenty actually falls on aWednesday, so I would like, on the following Sunday October, twenty fifth.I would like to headline at Wiley's Sunday comics, but you know that's abig step, because you know I'm talking we're talking like a twenty. Thirtyminute set, and how do I make something like that happen? Well, the first thingI need to do is really expanned my material and expand. What I can do so,how I'm going to do that is I'm changing my approach to joke writingfor O thosand and twenty in the past when I've written jokes,you know I usually write short B T, not quite one liners but just short littlebits, maybe like a minute or two in length an on one topic, and then I moveon to something else and that's how I've been doing it forthe last couple of years and I've developed a good. You know just doingit like that. I've got about ten minutes of of solid material, sald,reliable material that I work with, so what I've decided to do for twent ytwenty, his changed the way I approach a joke. Writing now is, instead ofwriting those new bits like that, instead, I'm taking the bits that Ihave the topics that I currently talk about and I'm expanding on those topics-and I gave this t e- I gave this its first try. Last night, at at Wiley's,so one of the one big topic that I usually talk about is like onlinedating it's. I have a lot of experience with a lot of weird experience withstuff that you know stuff that I can really poke funat Um. So what I did Lagh for last night atWiley's was I...

...wrote and developed about I'd, say about eight or nine minutes ofjokes, just focused on online daynight. I didn't do everything. Last nightthere was only y N. I only had six minutes on stage, but I took of thestuff that I wrote. You know, and I worked with a couple of writingpartners of mine and of the stuff that I wrote. I picked what I felt was thestrongest and most well developed, and I took it on stage everything I did onstage last night at wieys was brand new material, I'd, never told Aboun stagebefore and it actually went over pretty well. I was actually really impressedwith how well it went it. Could Ave gone a little bit better, but they werenew jokes. I know where I goofed and I kindof have ideas of, of how I canadjust the bits to make them better, but for the most part like I give, Igive what went down last night like a solid eight out of ten. It went overreally well, but that also means that now I haveabout you know of the six minutes. I'd say four of those minutes were were really solid and werelike. I cantake those to another stage now, and so what that means to me is now. I canexpand my material on dating to where I can probably get a full ten minutesjust talking about online dating now. We take that into the grand schemeof things I'm trying to develop a headlineor set of about twenty tothirty minutes. So that means that if I can get three topics up to ten minutes, then that means I can do a full thirtyminutes. But let's, let's, let's adjust that Abit. So I don't want to just talkabout three things: An a headliner set. So let's say I want to talk about fiveor six things. Well, it means I just need to get five or six minutes out offive or six different topics and I'll be good to go now. It sounds simpleenough, but expanding one topic like...

...that into it's into its own set it's alot of work and since I don't perform as much because of my work schedule,it's harder for me to test out material. Luckily, I've got things like Jodiemcdermit, Mike up a the somewhere bar in Lima that I can do every month andtest tseme stuff out there and take a couple more Sundays off to do some morestuff at wileys and find things like that. Also, if I, in able to get this monthlyshow going, I can try it there as well, but that's how I'm working ondeveloping my headliner set for a whileas that I'd like to do in October,and I think part of what'll help make that happen as if everything else takesoff. If I'm able to start t this monthly show and and build some built, some faith built some trust inthe local comedy community. It'll that'll reflect well on me when itcomes time to asking to headline at Wiley's, not only that, but if I'm ableto build my online social media presdence approve that I have anaudience online that will help as well. So all of these things are going afunnel together to where I'll be able to. Finally, in October of this year,for my fifteenth anniversary, I get the headline at Wiley's and you know that's that's, asking a lot ofwhiles to take a lot O to take a big shot on me, and so my goal for thisyear is to make sure that I do whatever I can to earn that shot. So that's what I'm working on doingthis year. I want to start and run my own monthly book show somewhere here inDayton. I want Tahit five hundred leges on the facebook page and I won aheadline for a Wiley Sunday comics in October, for my fifteenth anniversaryand I'm working really hard at developing my material and expanding onit and growing it out and making it as best the best it possibly can. So I canhave a killer headliner set to perform it Wiley's and you guys can help make some of thishappen. Let's start off right now, if... haven't already liked the facebookpage go to facebook, dotcom, Slash Mike shake comedy and and give it a like andgive it a follow and share it with people. If you see one of my comedyvideos online share them around share them with folks, I don't post anythingthat I don't you know like feel is good material. I only postclips that I feel, like you know, are worth sharing, so don't feel like. Oh,if shows them as going to like it like just give it a share, help me out andwith that being said, Gongno rap up this particular episode. We got anotherone coming for e guys this Friday today we talked about my top tre goals: Eretwoeand, an twenty this Friday, I'm going to. Let you guysget to know me a little bit better, I'm going to reintroduce myself to you guysit's going to be a very candid, very open, N, very honest, justreintroduction to who I am. Why I do what I do and what it is I'm trying todo with the future in the meantime, guys make sure that you're supportingthis show by giving it a like a subscribe. A share if you're on ApplePot cask go down, give it a rating in review. You can always check out moreabout this show by going to the website. WWW DT basement loungepod, dotcom,followitg em on the social media, and, if you feel so inclined you know alwaysgood o war patrioon and subscribed to the one dollar tear they get actess toallf our bid me stuff, and until this Friday I will see you guys again and isalways live well. ROCK ON TAKE CARE AND BABA.

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