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