Comedy Goals for 2011

For the past two years, I set goals at the start of the year and then reviewed how I did at the end of the year [see 2010 and 2009]. I feel like this is working for me, so here go my goals for this year. I was able to have fewer goals this year (30 down from 36 last year) and then whittled down my top 10. Meaning, if I nail these 10 goals, and don’t achieve a single one of the others, I’ll consider it a very good year.

Performing:

  • Get on stage 700 times
  • Do 25 road gigs
  • Perform in 5 sketch shows
  • Act in 12 web videos
  • Perform “How To Find Your Passion” for 24 audiences
  • Kill for an entire set that is at least thirty minutes long
  • Do two feature spots (45-50 minutes of show) at the venue where I did one feature spot last year

Learning:

  • Take an acting class (or 1 on 1 coaching)
  • Take two improv classes
  • Take an advanced stand up class
  • Become an expert at Apple Final Cut and Apple Motion

Commercials:

  • Go on 104 commercial auditions
  • Get 8 commercial call backs
  • Book 3 commercials

Producing:

  • Continue producing a weekly show
  • Have an average attendance of fifteen audience members

Writing:

  • Write every morning
  • Create 24 new “A” minutes (aka write 240 minutes of stand up and throw out most of it)
  • Get up to 25 minutes of killer standup, 35 minutes of solid stand up, and 50 respectable minutes
  • Write 52 sketches
  • Film, edit and post 15 sketches
  • Enter five film contests
  • Write first draft of the “Surviving SCU” script I outlined, then rewrite it twice
  • Choose a show and write a spec script
  • Write 52 blog posts that are not performance critiques
  • Write a performance critique of every set within ten days of the performance

Traffic, Marketing and Financials:

  • Average 2,500 unique visitors a month to the blog
  • Earn $13,500 in entertainment and motivational speaking related activities
  • Find a 10-20 hr a week job with health insurance that pays $500 a week
  • Have my ebook downloaded 10,000 times

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TOP 10 GOALS (from the 30 above)

  • Get on stage 700 times
  • Get 8 commercial call backs
  • Build to 25 minutes of killer standup, 35 minutes of solid stand up, and 50 passable minutes
  • Choose a show and write a spec script
  • Perform “How To Find Your Passion” for 24 audiences
  • Write first draft of the “Surviving SCU” script I outlined, then rewrite it twice
  • Take an acting class (or 1 on 1 coaching)
  • Film, edit and post 15 sketches
  • Kill for an entire set that is at least thirty minutes long
  • Become an expert at Apple Final Cut and Apple Motion

Wanna join me in my public goal posting?

Post your goals in the comments below and I’ll email you a reminder the last week of December 2011 to see how you did in meeting your goals.

2 Replies to “Comedy Goals for 2011”

  1. Once again, you have done it again my friend. I had some goals that we’re defined (because I was tweaking them), but not as specific as your goals. This is balls on accurate on how to define your comedy goals! A perfect working template.

    Thanks again for sharing. I’ll continue to spread the word!

    Cheers!

    WayneMan

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