Want to Know Which Comics We’ve Banned at Stand Up NY

I won’t be naming names here (ok, I will name one comic) but I will tell a few stories which upset the club owners/management which led us to tell our Booker “let’s not book that comic for a while”.

 

  1. A comic was so upset with their set that they walked off stage and on their way out of the showroom punched a hole in the wall with his fist. We paid $175 for a roll of wallpaper when we renovated the club back in 2009! So we were pretty upset at the time…
  2. One night during the summer, our air conditioning went out and the host of night walked off stage after opening the show and went on a tantrum yelling at me “it’s so f***ing hot in that showroom! Run your business! This is your business!”. I’m like, calm down dude things break once in a while.

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I Was Asked to Speak at Touro College and Probably Won’t Be Invited Back

I was invited to give a talk at Touro College for Women last night in Brooklyn. The course topic was digital marketing. The teacher told me beforehand that I make sure the content is clean as all the students were Orthodox Jews. I’m talking skirts below the knees and elbows covered Jewish. I taught the class last year and was pretty nervous. This time around I was pretty comfortable and started off the class talking about my club Stand Up NY then the podcast business we started 5 years ago and then went into talking about Skitish Media the creative advertising agency we started last year. 

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Is a Franchise Owner an Entrepreneur?

I recently was a guest on a small business radio show and the topic of franchise businesses came up. The question was posed whether a franchise business owner is an entrepreneur.

I would say mostly not.

Entrepreneurs are risk takers. They have an idea and attempt to build a company from scratch. They come up with a business name, have a logo designed, build a website, register their company name on social media platforms, (hopefully) write a business plan. They raise money, create systems, hire employees.

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