2023 Comedy Goals Revisited

On January 1st, 2023 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 I did. 

Black text is the original goal, grey text are goals not fully in my control and bold text is how I did. 

Stand-Up (4.2 out of 5 accomplished)


  • Write 30 new minutes of “album-worthy” material
    Yes I wrote more than 30 minutes of good material after recording my last comedy album in late 2022
  • Do 500 live performances
    I did about 445 spots this year – counting this at 9/10 credit
  • Do my gameshow 20+ times
    Did the game show 7 times this year. Giving myself 1/3 credit
  • Perform at 50+ private events
    Did 51 private events
  • Do stand-up on television or something else that makes me feel like I’ve “leveled-up”
    I did topical jokes on Fox News Saturday Night and Amazon Sports Talk – both of which got millions of social media views

Writing and Producing (1.5 out of 3 accomplished)

  • Write one new full-length script
    Did not write a full-length script but am currently in the process of outlining a full-length script
  • Pitch our various TV projects to at least 5 networks/production companies 
    Pitched to three places, counting this as half credit
  • Create one new, fully-fleshed out TV idea (with treatment and sizzle or a script)
    Created two new sizzle reels and treatments for unscripted properties

Learning (1 of 1 accomplished)

  • Read 12 books
    I read 14 books

Financials (0 of 1 accomplished)

  • Earn $100,000 of gross revenue from comedy/entertainment-related endeavors
    Did not hit that goal

My Top 3 Goals (2 of 3 accomplished)

  • Write 30 new minutes of “album-worthy” material Yes
  • Do stand-up on television or something else that makes me feel like I’ve “leveled-up” Yes
  • Write one new full-length script Yes

Overall notes: I’m pleased to have accomplished 2 of my top 3 goals. I accomplished 6.7 out of 10 goals for the year. I fell most short in writing a new script (but did multiple treatments). Of what I could control, I accomplished 3 out of 4 goals. So while not a perfect year, (it never is!) progress was made and experience was gained.

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