#5 - Mia Jackson: Quitting a Career For Comedy, Comic Organization Tips, Branding Tactics

Aug 24, 2015, 12:00 PM

Mia Jackson is a veteran of Atlanta Comedy, and her investment is paying off. This interview explores her humble beginnings in a comedy world before social media, and how that affected her preparation for Last Comic Standing. Mia also compares and contrasts her past corporate life with the wild west of stand-up comedy and the evolution of her identity as a black woman in a segregated comedy community. Mia Jackson has a personality that shines through the speakers on this episode titled, "Hi, I'm Mia."

Listeners can expect to learn in detail about:

  • Quitting her corporate job for comedy

  • Organization tips

  • How to brand yourself

  • Comedy headshot tips

  • Dave Chappelle stories

  • The pros and cons of professional comedy

  • Performing on Last Comic Standing

  • The tedious prep for TV

  • Building relationships with Amy Schumer

  • How to network in comedy

Memorable Quotes:

  • "Branding is the space you take up in people's minds."

  • "Work gets work."

  • "I have never worked harder in my life than I had for Last Comic Standing."

  • "Amy Schumer said I was cool."

  • "LA and New York are both important, it just depends on the preference of the comedian."

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