Advice from Comedy Central’s Head Of Talent

5 Things You Can Learn From Comedy Central’s Head Of Talent On Ari Shaffir’s Podcast:

Larsen explains that advertising sales are ultimately what runs a TV network and that “controversy is not a good thing to sell advertising.” This means if you want to get on TV, being unnecessarily blue or racy will hurt your chances...

[Ari] said Louis CK told him that if he was all of a sudden not allowed to do any of his old jokes, that he wouldn’t stop being a comedian – he’d just write new stuff. He used that mindset as motivation to keep his nose to the grindstone and keep working on new material until he came up with 15 minute chunks he was proud of.

Lots more interesting posts/advice for comedians over at Connected Comedy too.

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