Call it what you will but I call it being a sore loser. There is a list below with other quarterbacks, some even younger, that didn’t meltdown on the field like a toddler when they lost their Super Bowl. You can go by Charles Barkley and say that Cam is not a role model or you can be realistic. When the public witnesses a display like the one put on by Cam after his Super Bowl loss it does not encourage people to become mature winners.
Young Quarterbacks that Didn’t Win
- Dan Marino (Super Bowl XIX): 23 years, 4 months, 6 days (Loss)
- David Woodley (Super Bowl XVII): 24 years, 3 months, 6 days (Loss)
- Drew Bledsoe (Super Bowl XXXI): 24 years, 11 months, 13 days (Loss)
- Colin Kaepernick (Super Bowl XLVII): 25 years, 3 months, 1 day (Loss)
- Vince Ferragamo (Super Bowl XIV): 25 years, 8 months, 28 days (Loss)
- Tony Eason (Super Bowl XX): 26 years, 3 months, 19 days (Loss)
- Rex Grossman (Super Bowl XLI): 26 years, 5 months, 13 days (Loss)
- Daryle Lamonica (Super Bowl II): 26 years, 5 months, 29 days (Loss)
- John Elway (Super Bowl XXI): 26 years, 6 months, 29 days (Loss)
- Bob Griese (Super Bowl VI): 26 years, 11 months, 14 days (Loss)
- Steve McNair (Super Bowl XXXIV): 26 years, 11 months, 17 days (Loss)
Tell Jokes and Save Dogs…
The rescue I work with put together a video for some new pups that came to town. I saw it as an opportunity to throw my voice in and add a little charm… There is Mama Gingertree, and three pups left, 2 girls and a boy. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Save a rescue dog today and be sure to check out EasyAdopt.Dog if you have a specific breed you want to adopt.
Happy Halloween From Me to All You.
Enjoy a stock Halloween joke for the fun of it…
Q: Why doesn’t the witch have any kids?
A: Her husband has a hollow weenie
My Thursday Schedule:
- Wake up
- Check how many tables are left at the show
- Post everywhere about the show
- Drive to the Denver Highlands
- Eat a bunch of sushi
- Tell jokes
- Introduce Comedians
- Eat more sushi
- Close the show
- Wait until next week.
In between there is a lot of booking, graphics design, marketing, social media posts, and jabbering…
Come Enjoy The Show
I posted an article on LinkedIn yesterday to give my opinion of Meerkat and Periscope. Both are great but only one has subscribers waiting to see The Highlands Comedy Show tonight and every Thursday at 8:00.
Both Meerkat and Periscope are good for different purposes and I’ll tell you my opinion. I tend to find the true usefulness of a product or service and continue using said product until they make a change that either requires additional payment based on their success and greed or the removal of a feature inhibiting the purpose of the product or service. With that being said, try them both yourself and form your opinion.
This isn’t an original thought; Newsweek covered this question early in the summer with:
Periscope Versus Meerkat
BY XAVIER HARDING 6/28/15 AT 2:58 PM
My take is a little different because it is coming from the perspective of an entertainer/show producer and not a journalist. I like Meerkat for the purpose of planning a show and getting the word out. During the show you can hashtag the stream through the chat on the app. That’s right folks; you are not bound by having to talk back for a response because you can type like a traditional chat room. I have created a setup for my shows to get as interactive as possible with viewers.
Periscope is good for many things as well. You can make on the go streams where something if happening without the ability to prepare the audience to tune in. You can do this with Meerkat as well but I have not noticed an immediate audience as I have with Periscope. There seems to be more of a fly by the seat of your pants application useful for open mics or for people to see a part of a performance based creating catchy title. Periscope also has hearts, a grading system of sorts that can make the stream look like a slot machine in Vegas. When you capture attention, have someone trying to prove their appreciation of your stream or gain followers, hearts fly and connections are made.
My Bottom Line
I like Meerkat as a professional and Periscope as a toy for gaining a following. Meerkat allows you to continually market your stream, even during the broadcast. If a drunk driver runs a minivan into the tree in my driveway it’s a Periscope moment. When I broadcast a comedy show and attempt to gain an audience for something they might attend the whole way through on a weekly schedule I like Meerkat.
The final word is the same for me as it is for the article in Newsweek. Try them both and have fun. If someone wants to watch you put on makeup, listen to music, drive, tell jokes, sew a comforter together, dance like a monkey horse, or anything else you find entertaining, you’ll figure out which one provides the best audience. If there is one piece of advice I can give for both applications it is to use catchy keywords to get attention
Ps. Meerkat provides the ability to embed your stream into your website. Here is my Meerkat Channel on jonwilkinscomedy.com
At Any Time f the Day It Can Start
The cool thing about Meerkat is the subscriptions and planning abilities. Periscope has followers but I have not found a way to embed the code into my website as i have with Meerkat. It looks pretty col to and drives traffic to my site. This is a place to start if you want to tune into the Highlands Comedy Show or Strange Grounds Comedy Open Mic.
Running a Good Comedy Show Is Equal Parts Comedy and Marketing
There is no better feeling than laughter and joy. Every Thursday I get to close everything off except the laughter in a room produced by professional comedians slinging jokes to a full room of satisfied sushi lovers. Laughter cures a dull moment and just makes you feel better about the world. Denver comedy is an interesting scene with a number of wildly successful entertainers that got there starts in the Mile High City. I’m not going to name names, Google it, that’s what you should do because I’m not going to tell their story well.
After years of trying to find clients that fit my style I started telling jokes and pursuing a comedy career. Denver is an interesting comedy market with a lot of shows and great opportunity to get on stage. The production of a comedy show involves a multitude of tasks and I found myself enjoying the process and become a reliable source of stage time for joke tellers in and around Denver.
One day I was sitting around thinking that all I really want in life is sushi and comedy. I went to an open mic in the Denver Highlands and ran into a business contact from a random lunch appointment with a former coworker. He told he had been searching for me because the gentleman that owns the sushi restaurant wants to host a comedy show. He had remembered me mentioning my amateur comedian status and at the time I was maybe six months into the game. We set up a lunch and after a few meetings over delicious sushi settled on the specifics.
It has been almost a year and a half since the show began and every Thursday we deliver an entertaining hour and a half of comedy served up with high quality sushi by a professional wait staff in a beautiful venue. We have had Last Comic Standing contestants, guests from The Tonight Show, The Late Show, The Late Late Show, major clubs across the U.S. and everyone has a blast attending and performing at the show
I Use All My Skills For The Highlands Comedy Show
Weekly tasks include booking comics, coordination with the venue, and strategic marketing. Each week the show is full and often sold out and that is not just because the show occurs. A lot of work goes into creating a poster, updating websites, updating the calendar of events, updating the Facebook Page, creating a Facebook event, tweeting at least twice a day, posting to Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook Groups, creating a sizzle video, connecting other websites associated with the show and blasting an email to our subscriber list. I utilize Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, and Premier, WordPress, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Mail Chimp, and anything else I can find to get the word out.
I run a marketing department with an ongoing project to keep the Highlands Comedy Show full each week. I work with the venue that foots the bill for Groupon, LivingSocial, and other various local advertising outlets. The venue is the best client I have ever had with a great staff and a willingness to contribute to the success of the show.
Come See For Yourself!
Come See Some Comedy or Stay Home for Comedy