Author: Ari Mannis

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is a Stand Up Comedian living in Los Angeles, CA. He has been featured on MTV, Sirius XM, and more.

So you bought all the equipment, you figured out how to use it and record an MP3 of your first episode. Here are various methods to share your podcast with the world. iTunes Well first lets start at the most popular way, iTunes. The only reason it’s called podcasting is because of the iPod and iTunes. Many people can discover your show through it and iTunes sometimes will even help promote you. iTunes also allows users to subscribe so that every new episode will automatically be downloaded for the user. There are two ways to get your podcast on iTunes…

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Ticketing: Louis CK: Louis C.K. has sold every seat in every city for his last standup comedy tour for a $45 flat rate, no service charges. Tickets were only available through his website. In a little over three days, Louis C.K.’s tour sold out. Nerdmelt: Rather than use a ticketing service such Ticketmaster, Livenation, Eventbrite, Brownpaper, or another Meltdown installed an opensource ticketing platform onto there website so that they didn’t have to give a percentage of ticket sales to anyone. Podcasting: Joe Rogan, Marc Maron, Adam Corolla, Greg Fitzsimmons, Patrick Melton and many more have built up such a…

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The problem with many of these bar shows is you have an audience who does not really want to be there; the show is free, they have been drinking, and many times they are not supportive as well as judgmental. Many comedians believe you should never blame the audience, if they don’t laugh hard you should get funnier. I personally think sometimes just sometimes! The audience is to blame. That being said there are comedians out there who are better with bad crowds than others weather that be from experience, material geared towards these audiences, or something else. Last night…

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Hecklers While I try to keep things positive Metz and Borrelli are… wrong. Hecklers suck… a lot. No comedian wants to be thrown off, we much rather do our jokes and make the audience laugh and while sometimes we can stay with it and generate laughs from hecklers even the best comics have had terrible heckler experiences. People Sitting In The Back Due to clips of hecklers being popular on the internet a large assumption is that comedians like to pick on people in the audience while in some comedians cases this is true, most comedians just want to tell…

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So you want to start a comedy podcast like everyone else… No no I know yours is going to be different! One thing that seems to be a trend in up and coming podcasts is poor audio quality. When people hear poor audio quality they for the most part turn it off, so if you are planning on recording your podcast with your phone or laptop mic think again. If you are in LA you can pitch us your show and maybe use our studio…  If you are not in LA here are some tips. The first tip is to make…

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LA and NY has no shortage of stand up comedians; there are a lot of comedians on every level from open micers to celebrity seasoned pros. Due to the vast amount of comedians no comic holds any real power over any comedy clubs. If a comic does not like the way they are treated the comedy club typically does not care. Many comics complain about the lack of respect they are given at clubs. This has been going on for years; for example in 1979 comedians formed a temporary union and demanded to be paid for performing at The Comedy…

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