Comedian and go-getter Ramon Rivas lives in abundance as an artist, despite his lack of financial privilege. Interviewed in his hometown of Lorain, Ohio, we talk about his realisation that audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 were perceiving him as white, and explore what that culture shock meant for how he views himself.
We discuss how hustle can get you noticed as well as hold you back; how to seek connection with an audience without seeking distance from yourself; and why road dogs can die in alt clubs.
35 minutes of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club includes Ramon on some of his outre tactics for making comedy pay, including an exploded diagram of his Distrokid strategy, and this podcast’s first foray into “Weed Comedy”…
Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for this and much more, including the exclusive Insiders Q&A with James Acaster, and details on the forthcoming one with Nish Kumar.
Catch up with Ramon:
Explore Ramon’s excellent website with links to his stand-up on Apple Music and Spotify via www.blazerramon.com
Ramon’s experience being “A White Man In Edinburgh” in his own words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HsEvgA-9YU
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