Tag: comedy

02/20

Media Unplugged: Long Live Fake Fame!

Long live fake fame! And... Is Facebook killing comedy? Plus, rants and raves on what a famous handbag owes to the back of an airplane sick-bag, the wondrous origin of the most famous Coke jingle in history, and the mystery surrounding the seeming impossibility to recreate Beyonce in wax. It’s episode 79 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go inside media to reveal the ugly truth! Click the play button below: And if you're reading this by email, click here for the audio. Sample and subscribe to Media … [Read more...]

11/23

Whatever Happened to Podcasting?

[A longer version of this post appeared in NetNewsCheck] "Podcasting" is the term describing the creation and consumption of on-demand video and especially audio. It was the “next big thing” – about six or seven years ago. And today? Not so much. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of podcasting going on out there. It doesn't mean there aren't a lot of people making and listening to them. It doesn’t mean podcasting lacks a place in our media portfolio. But podcasting is most certainly off the media radar. Just ask Google. Google Trends shows that news headlines for “podcasting” … [Read more...]

09/10

What Radio Talent Can Learn from Improv

What can radio talent learn from the masters of comic improv? A lot, it turns out. In one of the most enjoyable conversations from hivio 2013, the radio ideas festival, I talked with Gary Kramer, Artistic Director of the National Comedy Theatre in New York and San Diego. Over the past two decades, the NCT has presented almost 7000 performances. As a performer, Gary has appeared throughout the country, as well as internationally in places such as Iraq, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy, Turkey and Spain. In addition to NCT, Gary has directed and performed with ComedySportz in Santa Barbara … [Read more...]

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