October 11, 2013
Recently, comedian Chris Coccia stopped by the SoundExchange office.
Chris depends on his royalties and has been receiving checks from SoundExchange since 2010.
While getting started in the business he took low attendance numbers as a sign to reorganize his set. Now he says, low streaming numbers tell him “They’ve heard it all,” – so he needs to come up with new material.
“I am a working comic so every nickel counts,” said Chris as he explains being motivated without making a ton of money.
“You have to go in with a positive attitude…that’s what get us [comics] up on stage everyday,” said Chris.
Even within the craft everyone has others they look up to. Here are some of Chris’ favorite comics and inspiration:
- David Atell
- Jay Leno
- Richard Lewis
- Jerry Seinfeld
- Elayne Boosler
- Rita Rudner
- Gilbert Gottfried
Learn more about Chris and bring out your inner comic in one of his classes at DC Improv.