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Why You Should Seek the 'Truest Thing' For Connection and Laughs with Christian Russell-Pollock - 111

Mar 26, 2020

Now more than ever we need to be meeting our audience where they are to reach them with our message. As an MC at comedy gigs being able to build a rapport and connect with your audience is an imperative and that is why I am chuffed to have Christian Russell-Pollock as my guest on this show.

An award-winning comic and marketer, Christian is a master at engaging his audience whether it’s onstage doing comedy or online promoting events or individuals. In this episode he is sharing some game changing tips for speaking, connecting with your audience and growing your brand.


What we talk about:

  • What Christian loves about stand-up comedy.
  • How you can cover if your material doesn’t land and still get a laugh.
  • Why it’s better to know your material and trust yourself than learning every word.
  • How to bring an audience into the experience and move easily between your material.
  • The difference between an MC and a performer and how the skills of an MC can increase your impact.
  • Christian’s tips for being successful with humour.
  • Why the truest thing is the funniest thing and what that means.
  • Top tips for an MC that apply live and for online events.
  • The No1 thing you should think about when building your brand.
  • Why you need to give your audience a way to keep in touch.
  • Persona examples and why this matter.
  • Why it’s important for your audience to like you.
  • Why you should always find your opposite to work with in business.

All things Christian:

Website(s) –

Twitter @crpcomedian


It’s Not How Good You Are it’s How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden

Man of Letters by Spike Milligan

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