For years, I’ve made a living by having giant companies pay me to do comedy. First, I was paid by internet companies, until the market for internet comedy collapsed (killed by Facebook.) Then, I made comedy for basic cable, until basic cable collapsed (killed by Netflix.) Now, I’m making comedy for Netflix. (Look for The G Word, premiering later this year!) Netflix hasn’t been killed yet, but I’ve seen enough business models rise and fall over the years that I don’t trust any of them. Giant corporations don’t care about comedy, they have short attention spans, and they have a worrisome tendency to get gobbled up and stop existing without any warning.
Instead, I want to go back to basics, and make comedy directly for the people who care about it. No executives, no advertisers, no algorithm — just a comedian and a crowd, together. That’s what I’m trying to create on my new Patreon page.
If you support my work on Patreon, you’ll receive the following EXCLUSIVE “CONTENT”:
- Bonus podcast episodes, in which I talk with comedians, scholars, and anyone and everyone who I find interesting.
- A book club, where we’ll read a fascinating recent work of non-fiction, then discuss it together live. (If we’re lucky, maybe the author will even show up!)
- My private blog, where I’ll be documenting my process as I write a new hour of standup
- Standup clips that won’t be posted anywhere else
But more importantly, you’ll be joining a community of people who love to laugh, learn, and hang out. If that sounds like something you’d enjoy, please click here to join us and support what I do. As always, thank you: I promise to make it worth your while.