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Your Twitter Bio Says More (Or Less) About You Than You Realize -
It may only be 140 characters, but you’d be surprised how helpful your Twitter bio can be in helping to define your brand as a comedian.
Just like with everything you do online, the secret to a successful Twitter bio is to be as specific as possible in describing yourself and what you do. The more to write, speak, and talk about yourself and your comedy in specifics (and the less you do so in generic terms), the easier it will be for you to establish your personal brand.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of comedians don’t follow this advice and that’s why 90% of comedians’ Twitter bios read like they could be describing just about anybody as opposed to properly representing that individual comedian’s brand and viewpoint.
This may seem like a bit of an abstract concept, so here’s a few examples of what I mean for you to consider.
This is what the original Twitter home page looked like.
6 Things Comedians Need To Know About Facebook’s New Subscriptions Feature -
As you may have noticed already, a couple days ago Facebook rolled out an important new feature on the social network which they are calling “Subscriptions.” In particular, you’ll notice that many people’s personal profiles (including mine) on the site now feature a Subscribe button, which allows you to subscribe to get their updates in your Facebook feed – even if you’re not friends with them on Facebook.
This is potentially a huge shift in how Facebook works, and one which could have a big impact on how comedians use the site. You can read a little more about the basics of the new Subscribe button in general here, but I’ve put together the following crash course for comedians featuring the six things you really need to know about it and how it may affect what you do.
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Watch The Debuts Of 8 Legendary Stand Up Comedians On The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson -
It’s easy to forget that every successful comedian’s act and career is always a work in progress and rarely is what you see from them now the same thing you saw them from them when they first launched their career.
But thanks to the magic of YouTube, it’s now easy to look back and study what many legendary comedians were doing in the early days of their career. So, I thought I’d compile some video examples of that in this post to inspire and educate you.
Check out these debut appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson of 8 stand up comedians who would go on to become some of the most successful comics of all time.