After Louis C.K. proved the viability of his direct-to-fan model of distribution, comedy watchers were wondering what this meant for the suits in control of the traditional avenues of comedy dissemination. Would Comedy Central, HBO et al. languish under the thumb of the artists?
In every service industry, there is always a customer who, despite having never done the job on which they feel the need to offer critique, gives instructive thoughts on how exactly they think it could be better done. Stand-up comics are no exception.
I have decided after hearing certain things too much that it might make sense to retire them. In full disclosure, I did many of the things listed early in my career so this is less judgmental and more aspirational.