Websites for Comics… standup or otherwise

Are you one of those people? You go to a dinner party and tell everyone that you’re dead inside, and they just laugh and laugh?

So you’re hitting the clubs. You get booked every night, sometimes twice a night, and you just want to make people laugh. You want this to be your life, right? Work your way up like the greats, maybe get your own sitcom or a late night hosting gig? Or you just really want to sell out a stadium and have comedy groupies. Whatever it is, you need to work hard (you’ve probably figured that part out already) and promote the heck out of yourself. But how to do that? You’ve handed out business cards, flyers, started Tweeting hilarious little observations… you ‘like’ things constantly… you’ve created more Facebook events than you can remember. What is there left to do?

You need your own website!

A website–especially one that adapts to fit multiple platforms (laptop, phone, tablet) integrated with the right Search Engine key words, and linked to an effective social media presence is one part of what you need next. Now to be clear–a website is a tool for your business. As a comic, you need a sort of ‘summary’ spot–the place where people can always find your information–when and where you’re performing next, videos from past shows, a summary of your most clever anecdotes in 140 or less characters, and most all–a way to reach you.

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What can a comic use a website for, specifically?

Summarize yourself

One of the great strengths of a well-crafted website is that it is the one place where people get a really big picture of what you’re doing.

Videos

Post videos of your shows, or that skit you did in your living room, or… oh gosh… your sizzle reel.

Articles

People want to know what you think about things.

Sync with Social Media

You’ve got thousands of followers on Twitter. But getting them to come to your next show? That takes a longer-term strategy.

Fans and Producers Contact You Directly

Have you ever gone on to Google and looked someone up so that you could go on their website and write to them directly? It’s good to have a place where people can find you.

Consistency is Key.

Every part of your strategy serves the goals you set. You can’t move forward without knowing where you are going. We can help:

  • Identify your goals
  • Set marketing objectives
  • Research opportunities
  • Choose social networks and tactics
  • Create a content strategy for all social media
  • IMPLEMENT!
 
Case Studies

WEBSITE CASE STUDY – UnCabaret
UnCabaret
UnCabaret is one of LA’s a longest running, critically acclaimed comedy shows. The website needed a facelift and new capability.

WEBSITE CASE STUDY – Beth Lapides
Beth Lapides – Comedian, Producer, Writer
Beth is the Creatrix, Host and Executive Producer of UnCabaret, a long running, critically acclaimed show which, in addition to its decades long Sunday night run, has been produced for Amazon, Comedy Central, audible and Comedy World Radio. CD’s are available on iTunes.

WEBSITE CASE STUDY – Vic Cohen
Vic Cohen | Comedian – Actor
Vic Cohen is a popular comedian, actor, Emmy nominated TV writer, and host of the podcast, Vic Cohen’s It’s a Fair Question. He’s also the subject of Howie Mandel’s award winning documentary, Committed! He needed a total refresh on his website.

WEBSITE CASE STUDY – Renee Gauthier
Renee Gauthier, Comedian Writer / Actress
Here’s a terrific example of a hard-working comic who doesn’t believe in fad diets. She’s all about the work. And you can see it in her videos and on her wonderful website.