362 - Dani Zoldan: Reflecting on Reinvention: Why Stand Up Saved My Life

I’d always been interested in comedy, but I was completely terrified to go up on stage. But now  I’m obsessed. I interview as many of my favorite comedians on the show as I can, so I could learn from them. I want to know everything. Not just from comedians. But from everyone in the industry. And Dani Zoldan, owner of Stand Up NY, is the one who convinced me go on stage consistently. So I went up 6x a week. I got good. Stand-up comedy is by far the hardest skill I’ve ever wanted  to learn. And now, I needed to reflect. I’ve been doing stand up close to 3 years now. I own part of a comedy club. I’ve gone all in. I wanted Dani to interview me because he was the person who encouraged me the most in the beginning. This is my stand up journey…   Links and Resources
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J Dubner   The Bell House  Stand Up NY - go to standupny.com/thetightfive for a course to develop your best 5 minutes of stand up  Ep. 316 - Aaron Berg: The Fearless Comedian (How He Find the Funny) Judah Friedlander Judah Friedlander: America Is the Greatest Country in the United States 30 Rock Ep. 325 - Godfrey: Flex Your Comedy Muscle  Luna Lounge Marc Maron  Aspen Laugh Festival Dave Chappelle  Louis CK Ep. 343 - Tony Rock: The Process to Get ANY Idea Off the Ground  Anthony Jeselnik Ep. 344 - Barry Michels: This Is What’s Really In Your Subconscious Mind  The Tools: 5 Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity and Willpower–and Inspire You to Live Life in Forward Motion by Barry Michels  Brian Regan’s talk at Google  Chris Rock  Bo Burnham  Amy Schumer  Ep. 327 - Dante Nero: From Stripping to Comedy: How to Switch Careers Ep. 251 - Geno Bisconte: Let Yourself Laugh! Seinfeld Johnny Carson Seth Rogen Rodney Dangerfield Guys We Fucked Podcast Tuesdays With Stories! Race Wars Recode   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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