Do you know what’s worse than being set up on a blind date? Going on that date in front of a live audience. Oh, and when I say blind date, I mean literary blind-folded.
That’s the concept for the New York City based comedy show, UpDating. Imagine live comedy meets a reality dating show. This non-scripted show includes audience participation, brutally honest moments, and relatable feedback in real-time with real people.
Joining me on the podcast today is the Producer and Co-Host of UpDating, Harrison Forman. Harrison created UpDating with his partner Brandon Berman. It was a bit of a mix of Harrison and Brandon’s ideas–which you’ll hear about early on in this episode.
Harrison shares the highlights and lowlights of creating UpDating. You’ll walk away with insight on dealing with criticism, overcoming self-doubt, and how with a lot of hustle and a little belief, you can attract what you want to achieve in your life.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with the comedian, connector, and creator…Harrison Forman.
[2:10] Show structure
[9:37] How UpDating got started
[19:43] Getting people to the show
[22:26] The story of Ernie
[25:07] Dealing with criticism
[29:14] Overcoming imposter syndrome and self-doubt
[38:48] The law of attraction
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