#191 - Mike E. Winfield: How to Produce Your Own Comedy Special, Meeting Steve Martin

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After almost 20 years in comedy, Mike E. Winfield has not only been on David Letterman, The Office and several other shows but also self produced his own comedy specials and TV pilots. Most recently, he was only 1 of 6 comics selected to release a comedy special with Amazon titled "Step Man." Mike is the blueprint for maintaining originality in your comedy and career.
Watch Mike's Amazon special here: https://www.amazon.com/Original-Stand-up-Arrived-Official-Trailer/dp/B07VHYBJD7/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=mike+e+winfield&qid=1568988157&sr=8-1
Listeners will learn about:
  • Self producing specials
  • Joke review process
  • Building a funny story
  • Trying to be funny vs. being funny
  • The technique behind silence on stage
  • Releasing a special on Amazon
  • Creating a winning mindset
  • Why you need goals
  • Acting in the Office
  • Balancing family and comedy
  • Meeting Steve Martin
  • Opening for Russell Peters

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