Laughing Buddha Tips

Don’t Quit!

It’s that time of the year. You made a promise to finally make a living in comedy this past year…it didn’t really happen. At the least you wanted to move out of open mics and bringers….it didn’t happen either. Joe Unfunny Asshole, who is always posting his great gigs on Facebook, got passed at clubs, admitted to festivals, and you’re better than him and everyone tells you so. Your day job has gotten more demanding and next year looks bleak in terms of making time for comedy. You bombed earlier this month in a show where everyone killed it. Twitter updates from working comics make you want to kill yourself.  So does reading this!

Well guess what. Comedy needs you. You are unique and you are special. You must want this REALLY bad! There is a reason why you do this, and for that, you have a place in the comedy world. You got to believe in yourself, cause the truth is in this business no one else will. When you see comics doing this 10 to 15 years, they’re all working pretty much to some degree. Why? Because they stuck with it. We want you to do the same, and you owe it to yourself to keep on jogging in this marathon. You’ve come this far, you got the talent, don’t stop now! Have fun, and when all else fails, remember the first few times on stage. How innocent you were? How you smiled like a child? It’s never too late to be a kid again!

Jeff Lawrence

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