351 - Sherrod Small: The Benefit of Starting at The Bottom (You Get to Rise)

Sherrod Small is a comedian, all around personality, actor, writer, producer, podcast host of "RaceWars". He’s done everything. He grew up in the comedy clubs with his cousins, Chris Rock and Tony Rock. And he could’ve taken a shortcut, but he chose not to. "We wanted to start from the bottom of the bottom,” he said. “We wanted to know every aspect of this business. And we wanted to grow our own voice.” He told me his path to success. It’s applicable to more than just someone who wants to pursue stand-up. He talked to me about enthusiasm and experience. And why he recommends you skip taking shortcuts when you feel the excitement. Links and Resources:  My interview with Tony Rock: Ep. 343 – Tony Rock: The Process to Get ANY Idea Off the Ground Greg Giraldo Lucian Hold who ran The Comic Strip   Rick Newman owned The Catch Robbin Williams Rosie O'Donnell Some of Sherrod’s biggest influences: Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, Bobcat Goldthwait Michelle Wolf’s performance at the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner Sherrod’s commentary on CBS as official correspondent for the White House Correspondents Dinner Todd Barry Dave Chappelle Chris Rock Jerrod Carmichael Sherrod’s podcast “RaceWars” Greer Barne’s bit on Colbert Godfrey Christian Finnegan The Real Real World Neal Brennon Sherrod’s show with Christian Finnegan called “Black and White” on A&E Jim Biederman My interview with AJ Jacobs   My interview with Kevin Alloca  Joe Rogan My interview with Sebastian Maniscalco Carrot Top Carl Ruiz (who Sherrod is working on a new show with) Guy Fieri Man vs Food Sherrod’s show, Men vs Food Louis episode “bang bang” Bonnie McFarlane Mark Norman Butter Alex guarnaschelli   Kert Metzer (who used to write for “Inside Amy Schumer”) Stephen Colbert   Jon Stewart Sherrod’s website smallworldcomedy.com Sherrod’s upcoming show  Mi Familia: Part 1 - LIVE AT THE COMEDY CELLAR Sam Jay Michael Che Chris Redd Leslie Jones Drew Michael I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast.   Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

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