#67 - TK Kirkland talks Negotiating Money, Common Comic Mistakes, Navigating Show Business

Dec 12, 2016, 01:00 PM

TK Kirkland rarely does interviews but was willing to sit down with Hot Breath! after a weekend of sold out shows at Atlanta's legendary Uptown Comedy Corner. We explore his 30 year career and all the noted controversy along the way. This is a must listen for all real comedy fans!

Must hear topics:

  • How to build an organic fan base

  • How to educate and entertain

  • His first time performing

  • Touring with NWA and getting banned

  • Finding your voice on stage

  • The origin story of "Who Raised You?"

  • How to command a room

  • Past jobs of hustling, modeling, and more

  • Robbing Charlie Murphy

  • The business of booking shows

Quotable Quotes:

  • "I'm not afraid of money."
  • "A lot of people don't know I have an incredible white following."
  • "I say jokes to myself before saying them on stage."
  • "It took me two years to say "Who Raised You?" on stage."
  • "When you're talented, people need something to attach to your career."

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