season 1 of the Green podcast is live!

Green is a seasonal podcast where two green comedians talk to successful comedians about stuff they’re really good at. It’s hosted by me (Stu Melton) and Jake Fromm. Here’s a little preview of what the first few episodes are about:

ep. 1 – How to create a podcast
ep. 2 – How to get booked & be a working comic
ep. 3 – How to pitch a TV show

The episodes feature some of our favorite comics in NYC who know a lot more about these things than Jake and I do. The first episode features Corinne Fisher, who co-hosts one of the biggest comedy podcasts on iTunes with millions of downloads per episode: Guys We F****d. She tells us that, for our first episode, we’re doing okay. On the “working comic” episode, we’re joined by NYC comedian Lucas Connolly who regularly works club shows, independent shows, storytelling shows, and the road…and is blown away by our charming naiveté. Episode 3’s guest Dan Perlman was in the middle of developing an animated pilot for Fox when we sat down to talk about how exactly he got there. Fast-forward to today, when Jake and I are developing our own pilot with a major TV network. Pshh, we wish.

My favorite part about the show is that it’s recorded over the span of 7 months, so you can hear Jake and I become better hosts as the episodes improve. And, even cooler, you can hear us become marginally less stupid about comedy over time.

Although the episodes are informative, Jake and I also thought a lot about how to make it a well-rounded show. It’s funny, sad, smart, stupid.. .admittedly the best podcast you’ve ever heard.

YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE FIRST THREE EPISODES OF GREEN ON iTUNES HERE

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Matt Ruby of Schtick or Treat (Seeso) on recording his comedy album, life as a comedian, and how to get people to notice you

Matt Ruby is a touring comedian based in New York City and is the creator of Vooza. His newly released album Hot Flashes (top 10 on iTunes) is available now. 

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my dumb thoughts on comedy festivals – Patrick Hastie

Comedy festivals are huge right now. They got ‘em everywhere. Pretty much any city with a scene has its own festival. In my home state of Iowa there are 5 different comedy festivals right now. I’ve never done the *big* ones like Bridgetown, JFL or Edinburgh, but I have done a bunch of the smaller ones. Here are some of my dumb thoughts…

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how to network in comedy from a real pro – Alex Ptak

Illustration by Rachel Lenihan

Alex Ptak is a top talent man for KRB Talent Empire. He has done many big deals with top comedy talents like Geraldo Rivera and the Rivera Family Band. He is also currently represented by ACA as a Networking Star.

Before leaving to work as talent man at KRB, Alex worked on a steam boat where he quickly rose to the top by networking. After many years of hard work on the poop deck, Alex became a famous stand up comedian in only 3 weeks. He is now ready to pass his show business lessons on to you.

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