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