W. Kamau Bell's Go Brand Yourself! OR Why Kamau Not Being Allowed in The East Bay Express is a GOOD thing!
Are you a Bay Area performer who wants/needs to figure out how to garner more media attention? Are you having trouble getting your show or performances out to your audience? Is your audience receiving your message? Do you have a clear message for your audience? And if you don't feel like you have an audience, then how do you get an audience? Approximately how much money do you have to spend in order to have a hope of making money? Are all these questions making your brain hurt, and you just wanna scream,"ARRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH!" Then this is the workshop for you. This Workshop is aimed at helping hardcore independent Bay Area solo performers and comedians find their message and the path to their audience.
If you have spent more than a year in the Bay Area as a performer then you need to be aggressively working hard to find your audience.
In the first half of the class Kamau will share stories and examples of how he has successfully (and sometimes not so successfully) found an audience in the Bay Area.
Please bring your own bio, your best publicity photos, any promo materials, press kit, and/or any other materials that are applicable of work past, present, or future.
Kamau will discuss how to figure out who your audience is? Various aspects of marketing and promotions will be covered. Topics will include websites, posters and postcards, branding, artist bio, and pictures.
The second half of the class features East Bay Express writer, Rachel Swan, publicist and producer, Bruce Pachtman, and others who have successfully worked in the Bay Area to discuss do's and dont's. The attendees will be allowed to ask questions of the special guests.
Also please bring your laptop or notebooks and pens.
W. Kamau Bell, comedian, solo performer, director, & teacher covers how to get media & audience attention in The Bay Area. Kamau has been profiled several times by many of the Bay Area's major print media outlets, including to The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Weekly, The SF Bay Guardian, & The East Bay Express. Kamau has been covered so much by The East Bay Express that the Editor has (allegedly) put a moratorium on further coverage.
- Kamau also has created a critically acclaimed & hit solo show called The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour which has had several successful runs in the Bay Area and around the country.
- Kamau is also a part of the comedy tour Laughter Against The Machine which has thusfar sold out all of it's shows in The Bay Area.
- Kamau was the first stand-up comedian to be the cover story of The SF Weekly in almost ten years, and he was their BEST COMEDIAN in 2008. He is the only comedian ever featured on KQED's art's television program SPARK. He has had regular segments on Live 105 and KPFA.
414 Mason Street @ Geary
San Francisco, CA
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|