Stuff You Should Have Easily Accessible Online – An EPK That Works

Digital EPK for Musicians and ComediansHow’s your EPK looking?  Is it working for you?  Or do you still need to go hunt up links to different assets when bookers or journalists ask for them?

What’s An EPK?

Let’s back up a little bit.  Maybe you’re not sure what an EPK is.  EPK stands for Electronic Press Kit.  It’s the modern version of the old “jam some stuff in a fancy folder and a manila envelope” press kit of yore and the artist profiles in a binder of more recent yore.

33 Gig Promotion Strategies (And Which Ones Actually Work!)

Phil Johnson DVD FilmingI recently did the big gig to film my 3rd comedy special.  Through the hard work of myself and others we managed to sell out 90 seats at the very cool Art Boutiki in San Jose, CA.  I was supposed to cap the sales at 80, but we sold a few more to last minute people who emailed and texted me Saturday morning trying to get in after advance sales were cut off. 🙂

Competition Comedy and The World Series of Comedy

Phil Johnson World Series of ComedyI recently competed in the 5th annual World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas.  I’ve been to all five of the events now and it’s always a ton of fun.

This year I did really well, getting 1st place in my prelim round and 5th for the overall event.  Nice to have some buzz for once. 🙂

However, I think I could have done better than 5th with just a couple more well-placed lines to kick start a particularly difficult audience.

Filming and Releasing A Comedy and Music DVD

Be Yourself DsicCall it a DVD.  Call it a special.  Whatever you call it, they’re a lot of work. Both from the business and creative perspective.  I’m blown away by guys like Ralphie May and Louis CK who can write and release a new hour every year. And Louis does that on top of his TV show.

It’s been about 3 years since I last released a new DVD, so I’m about a year late on my own schedule. Time to get on the ball.  So I thought it would be useful for you to watch me go through the process of planning, filming, and releasing this thing.