I just got back from mowing the lawn like I do every Saturday, actively trying to look better than my neighbor’s house (Why else do you mow your lawn?) and I was listening to a recent podcast episode with Bill Burr and Bert Kreischer.
And they talked about how important it is not to reach out to every show out there because not every audience is going to be into them.
At one point Bill Burr talked about how he was trying to get on an all-female show to promote his stand-up special but it was just awkward as hell…
I tried to get on one of those all-women talk shows to promote my special, and one of the chicks just weirded us out.
It was like somebody called up and we asked, “Hey did you watch his special?” and the main person said, “I saw it…” and that was it! Didn’t say if it was good or bad.
I ended up saying, “You know, things are going real good for me…” It could’ve been great, it could’ve been bad. I don’t know. But I think I ended up avoiding stepping in some major crap.
Bert also added, as much as you want a larger diverse crowd, sometimes that crowd hates you.
Bill also said that there’s a balancing act between staying in your lane and consistently evolving.
I’ve seen some people where they put out work like, this is what I do, people know that I do this, and I’m just gonna keep on doing this. I don’t give a crap if the critics keep saying I’m doing the same thing. This is what the people want.
Like AC/DC, my favorite band ever. For 40 years, they wrote songs about women, the devil, their balls and 3 chords and Malcom had a way of always coming up with a new rift that I enjoyed.
Anyways, it’s a good episode. Plus, it’s got Dave Portnoy from Barstool, and he talks about how he started his business.
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