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Business Disrupted

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February 22nd 2021: Encore: Comedy Minus Time Equals Tragedy

Comedy is a grueling field. It used to be that you struggled, you worked the clubs, you did bit parts and maybe, just maybe, you got the brass ring and made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. If Johnny called you over to sit on the couch after your set, chances are you had made it. Not so much anymore. Johnny’s long gone, there are more late-night shows, more clubs, more radio shows, more podcasts, more, more, and more competition. But that also means more jobs for comedy writers. What happens, however, when you take an incredibly competitive environment, and then add a g

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Dustin Chafin

Dustin Chafin is a stand-up comedian based in New York City who The New York Times said “is getting laughs every time he speaks.” Chafin has had the honor of touring with the USO, performing for the troops in Korea, Japan, Africa and Iraq. He is a regular on SiriusXM, where he’s been featured on Jim Breuer Unleashed, Court TV Radio, Blue Collar Radio, Howard Stern Radio, Howard Demand, The Insight Channel and Raw Dog. Chafin brought down the house on Showtime's White Boyz in the Hood and was also featured on ABC’s special coverage of the New York Comedy Festival. He performed in the New York Underground Comedy Festival and hosted The Bill Hicks Tribute Show at the Laugh Factory. He’s been a
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Fresh off her national television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Leah Bonnema is an NYC-based comic on the rise. She’s been featured on Chris Gethard Presents, Oculus & AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, BuzzFeed, IFC’s Comedy Crib, TruTV’s Comedy Knockout, Elite Daily’s Schlep and Why It’s Ok To Be A Single Girl On Valentine’s Day, Broadway Video’s The Henkle Factor with Michael Che, Vh1’s 100 Greatest series, VProud’s You’re Not Crazy and is a regular on SiriusXM Radio. Huffington Post named her one of their Favorite Female Comedians and she was on The America Stands Up Showcase at The International Glasgow Comedy Festival. Leah has had the honor of performing with for our troops o
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/3996/business-disrupted 04/03/2021 10:00 04/03/2021 11:00 Business Disrupted https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/3996/business-disrupted Comedy is a grueling field. It used to be that you struggled, you worked the clubs, you did bit parts and maybe, just maybe, you got the brass ring and made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. If Johnny called you over to sit on the couch after your set, chances are you had made it. Not so much anymore. Johnny’s long gone, there are more late-night shows, more clubs, more radio shows, more podcasts, more, more, and more competition. But that also means more jobs for comedy writers. What happens, however, when you take an incredibly competitive environment, and then add a global pandemic that closes the comedy clubs, stops entertainment production, and leaves the gig-workeriest of gig-workers out on the streets to fend for themselves? Join us with our panel of working comedians as we talk about a business built on a funny way of being serious. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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