2015 Comedy Goals Revisted

On January 1st, 2015 I posted my goals for this year. Since it’s the last day of the year, it’s time to go through them and see how I did. Black text is the original goal and bold text is how I did. 

Performing ( 4.4 out of 7 accomplished)

– Perform in 350 comedy club shows, 150 bar shows and 200 open mics. Emcee 100 of those 700 spots

Did 290 comedy clubs shows, 258 bar (or non-full-time-comedy club venue) shows, 149 open mics, emceed 90 of those times –  So I did 697 out of 700 planned spots, but with a slightly wrong distribution – counting this as 90% accomplished

– Do 20 or more sets of 30+ minutes

Did 19 long sets – rounding up to count this as accomplished

– Become a regular at one new NYC club (where I perform at least once a week)

Started performing regularly in two NYC clubs where I wasn’t before

– Get 7 industry opportunities (TV stand up audition, filmed as talking head, get an agent and/or manager, writing submission, magazine coverage, etc.)

Got a college agent, a new acting agent, a lot of press for my book and went on a lot of auditions. Completed.

– Submit for 9 festivals, perform in 3 festivals

Submitted to 3 regular comedy festivals and performed in 1. Also submitted to 7 NACA conferences, still waiting to hear back on some – 50% accomplished

– Do a stand-up set on TV

Did not do a stand up set on TV.

– Get my two person specialty show booked 15 times

Did not have the two person speciality show booked 15 times

 

 

Writing (3 out of 4 goals accomplished)

– Write for at least 15 minutes a day for 330 days in the year

Did not do write 38 days this year aka wrote 327 days. Counting this as close enough.

– Create 30 new minutes of usable material. Turn 10 of those 30 minutes into  “A” material

Definitely tried 30 new minutes of material this year – ten of those minutes are on the way to turning into “A” jokes

– Write one new TV or Film script

Wrote and filmed a reality TV idea. Wrote another series of sketches around one topic – 50% accomplished

– Get paid to write for others on a consistent basis

Got paid to write on one project – 50% accomplished

 

Learning (0 out of 1 goal accomplished)

– Take one class

Did not take a class

 

Web Content (3.5 out of 5 accomplished)

– Have Russian Optimism mentioned in 18 articles, at least 3 of which are on well known sites

Russian Optimism was mentioned in exactly 18 articles, 6 of which are on well known sites. 

– Create (at least two of three: write, direct and edit) 6 new comedy videos and post them online

Created 3 new comedy videos: The Diceman Cometh 2015 and Shocking Footage of The NFL’s Domestic Abuse Policy (third one still in post production) – 50% accomplished

– Tweet one joke a day at least 25 days per month

I tweeted a lot of jokes this year – I can’t figure out a way to count them without losing my mind by scrolling back, but gonna count this as done.

– Get 500 new email addresses from shows or my website

Got over 500 new emails addresses – mainly from the Solas Laughs show

– Create at least thirty episodes (45-90 seconds each) of my reddit idea

Did not make any episodes

 

Financials (0 out of 1 goal accomplished):

– Earn $30,000 from entertainment business related income

Did not reach $30k

 

Top 8 Goals (from the above) (5 out of 8 goals accomplished – 4 yes, and 2 half accomplished)

– Perform in 350 comedy club shows, 150 bar shows and 200 open mics. Emcee 100 of those 700 spots. Yes

– Get 7 industry opportunities Yes

– Do a stand-up set on TV No

– Create 30 new minutes of usable material. Turn 10 of those 30 minutes into  “A” material Yes

– Get paid to write for others on a consistent basis Sorta

– Have Russian Optimism mentioned in 18 articles, at least 3 of which are on well known sites Yes

– Create (at least two of three: write, direct and edit) 6 new comedy videos and post them online Sorta

– Create at least thirty episodes (45-90 seconds each) of my reddit idea No

One Response to “2015 Comedy Goals Revisted”

  1. […] years, I set goals at the start of the year and then reviewed how I did at the end of the year [see 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009]. I feel like this is working for me, in the sense of […]

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