2015 Comedy Goals

For the past six years, I set goals at the start of the year and then reviewed how I did at the end of the year [see 2014, 2013201220112010 and 2009]. I feel like this is working for me, in the sense of helping me focus my time, so here go my goals for this year. I have more goals this year (17 down from 14 last year) and then whittled down my top 8 (it was a top 6 last year, I don’t feel good about having this many, but all of them are important). If I nail 5 out of these 8 goals, and don’t achieve a single one of the others, I’ll consider it a very good year.

Performing

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

– Do 20 or more sets of 30+ minutes

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

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

– Submit for 9 festivals, perform in 3 festivals

– Do a stand-up set on TV

– Get my two person specialty show booked 15 times

 

 

Writing 

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

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

– Write one new TV or Film script

– Get paid to write for others on a consistent basis

 

Learning 

– Take one class

 

Web Content 

– Have Russian Optimism mentioned in 18 articles, at least 3 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

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

– Get 500 new email addresses from shows or my website

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

 

Financials (0 out of 1 goal accomplished):

– Earn $30,000 from entertainment business related income

 

Top 8 Goals (from the above) 

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

– Get 7 industry opportunities

– Do a stand-up set on TV

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

– Get paid to write for others on a consistent basis

– Have Russian Optimism mentioned in 18 articles, at least 3 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

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

One Response to “2015 Comedy Goals”

  1. […] 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 […]

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