2017 Comedy Goals

For the past eight years, I set goals at the start of the year and then reviewed how I did at the end of the year [see 201620152014, 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 fewer goals this year (11 down from 19 last year) and then whittled down my top 4. I think I have fewer goals because the longer I do this, the more some things become automatic and don’t have to be tracked as goals, and the fewer things I actually care about. If I nail 3 out of these top 4 goals, and don’t achieve a single one of the others, I’ll consider it a very good year.

Performing

  • Perform 650 times this year, including 400 club spots
  • Perform at 10 college shows
  • Do a stand-up set on TV that airs in its entirety (not a stand-up clip show)
  • Go on 50 acting auditions, get 5 callbacks
  • Book at least one acting gig from an audition

Writing/Producing

  • Create 40 new minutes of material that I try on stage, turn 15 of those minutes into “A” jokes
  • Sell a TV show and/or write for a TV show

Learning

  • Take one acting class
  • Read 20 books

Financials

  • Earn $40,000 from entertainment related business income

Misc

  • Average weight 172 pounds or less

Top 4 Goals (Out of 11)

  • Do a stand-up set on TV that airs in its entirety (not a stand-up clip show)
  • Perform at 10 college shows
  • Create 40 new minutes of material that I try on stage, turn 15 of those minutes into “A” jokes
  • Sell a TV show and/or write for a TV show

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