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Today we are talking about creating a TV show with my friend Jim Hope. He's a whiz who writes, performs, and produces comedy. I first met Jim when I performed on the Henry Cho Show on Great American Country (GAC Cable TV). He was a co-writer and producer and I could tell a smart guy. I caught him again a few years later performing on the showcase for the Christian Comedy Association in Los Angeles. And then one morning I was watching the Disney Channel with my kids and his name popped up as the co-executive producer for "Dog with a Blog."
I reached out to Jim in the early phase of the COVID-19 crisis because I figured it might be the only time I could reign in the busy man. And we all benefit from the conversation. Jim gives us a lot to think about.Jim Hope Show Notes
Specifically, we talk about:
- His early goal of being a college professor just like his grandfather
- How he got a little burned out with college and tried stand-up
- The pros and cons of starting comedy in Los Angeles
- How performing on stage is like being naked
- When comedians start to "build their armor"
- Opening for Tim Allen, Gilbert Gottfried, Chris Rock, and Damon Wayans
- Getting tips early on from Ellen Degeneres
- Why you shouldn't try to be Jerry Seinfeld
- What motivates him to keep doing comedy
- Developing a show for Disney Jr., and an animated adult show
- Teaching at Chapman University
- Creating a TV show
- The types of comedy tropes
- "Helpers and obstacles"
- Breaking down the characters on "The Office"
- The ideal length of a comedy show
And much, much more!
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