Comedy Goals for 2013

For the past four years, I set goals at the start of the year and then reviewed how I did at the end of the year [see 201220112010 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 was able to have fewer goals this year (21 down from 25 last year) and then whittled down my top 3 (it was a top 6 last year, less goals = more focus). Meaning, if I nail these 3 goals, and don’t achieve a single one of the others, I’ll consider it a very good year.

Performing:
– Perform in 325 comedy club shows, 175 bar shows and 150 open mics. And Emcee 100 of those spots.
– Do 3 stand up auditions for TV industry decision makers.
– Do 5 or more sets of 30+ minutes
– Kill for 10 sets in a row
– Become a regular at one new NYC club (where I perform at least once a week)
– Perform in 5 comedy fesitvals/competitions
– Do 25 road gigs
– Get consistent paid work with one new out of town bookers

Writing:
– Write for at least 30 minutes a day for 300 days in the year
– Create 20 new minutes of usable material. Turn 5 of those 20 minutes into  “A” material.
– Write one new TV or Film script
– Write 12 sketches or short films

Learning:
– Take 2 improv or sketch classes

Producing/Video Editing:
– Write, film, edit and post 4 short films or sketches
– Run a weekly comedy show with average attendance of twelve audience members
– Film and/or edit 25 videos for other projects (not counting stand up gigs)

Traffic, Marketing and Financials:
– Earn $20,000 from entertainment business related income
– Post a stand up shot on reedit twice a week
– Sell out of my DVDs
– Sell 200 album downloads on iTunes
– Build Garden Variety Comedy fan base to 10,000 views and 100 subscribers.

Top 3 Goals (from the above)
– Perform in 325 comedy club shows, 175 bar shows and 150 open mics. And Emcee 100 of those spots.
– Write for at least 30 minutes a day for 300 days in the year
– Create 20 new minutes of usable material. Turn 5 of those 20 minutes into  “A” material.

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