Ten Things That Make a Good Website for a Comedian

1) The most professional URL is your name dot com. If its a hard to spell name, have something easy that forwards to it that you can drop on the radio or tell people quickly. i.e. My website is SteveHofstetter.com but PickSteve.com forwards to it. Never go with a .net or .tv or anything likeRead more

The case against having the word “comedian” in your Facebook name.

This is one might be sensitive – the case against having the word “comedian” (or something similar) in your Facebook name. This post comes from my having three different conversations this week (one with a comic, two with bookers) where they all, unprovoked, disparagingly said something like “some comedian whose facebook name is ‘comedian’” You’veRead more

What Makes a Good Headshot

Professional headshots are a must. A pretty good picture your friend took of you once is not a professional headshot. Clubs, rooms, any gig – they need these photos to promote. And any comic that doesn’t have a professional headshot looks VERY amateur to a booker. Your headshot needs to look like you. Not likeRead more

Comedy Etiquette

Today’s “be the best comic you can be” business tip is about etiquette. There are lots of unwritten rules when you’re a comic. Here’s a few of em: 1) Any feature that doesn’t ask the headliner if its okay to sell merch is a dick. Any headliner that says no is a bigger dick. Also,Read more