2016 Comedy Goals

For the past seven years, I set goals at the start of the year and then reviewed how I did at the end of the year [see 20152014, 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 (19 up from 17 last year) and then whittled down my top 8. 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 700 times this year: including 350 club spots and 20 college shows
  • Headline (40+ minutes) 25 times
  • Become a regular (at least twice a month) at one new comedy club
  • Do a stand-up set on TV
  • Do a NACA Showcase
  • Submit to 3 comedy festivals, perform in 1 comedy festival
  • Go on 30 acting auditions
  • Book at least one acting gig from an audition

Writing/Producing

  • Write for at least 15 minutes a day for 300 days this year
  • Create 30 new minutes of material that I try on stage, turn 10 of those minutes into “A” jokes
  • Write a packet for Last Week Tonight
  • Pitch my reality show sizzle reel to 5 production companies
  • Get hired to write on a TV show
  • Create and release 4 video sketches

Learning

  • Take one class

Financials

  • Earn $40,000 from entertainment related business income
  • Get my new album in the iTunes or Amazon best selling charts
  • Sell 50 copies of my book after shows (does not count Amazon and B&N sales)

Misc

  • Get and then keep my weight under 170 pounds

Top 8 Goals (Out of 19)

  • Perform 700 times this year: including 350 club spots and 20 college shows
  • Do a stand-up set on TV
  • Do a NACA Showcase
  • Create 30 new minutes of material that I try on stage, turn 10 of those minutes into “A” jokes
  • Write a packet for Last Week Tonight
  • Pitch my reality show sizzle reel to 5 production companies
  • Get hired to write on a TV show
  • Get my album in the iTunes or Amazon best selling charts

One Response to “2016 Comedy Goals”

  1. […] January 1st, 2016 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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