#88 - Vanessa Fraction: Building a Team, Branding 101, White vs. Black Rooms
This Hot Breathisode is our most emotional yet with Vanessa Fraction revealing the importance of family in a turbulent comedy career and teaching us productivity tips. Only on Hot Breath!
Listeners can expect to learn in detail about:
- Starting comedy in Chicago
- Chicago vs. Atlanta Comedy
- Branding Tips
- Performing in white and black rooms
- Finding a mentor
- Doing comedy over 15 years
- Having friends that "made it"
- How to remain patient in comedy
- Having a preacher father
- Staying authentic in your comedy
- "I didn't want to make it until a certain time of my life. I prayed about it."
"Thankfully comedy is not as segregated as when I started."
"I recommend everyone getting a mentor that's where you want to be."
"I have friends that 'made it' but I'm happy with where I am. I don't want to miss those steps."
"I found out an hour before the show that I was taping a Showtime special."
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