Charlie is a stand up comedian who has been doing open mics a few years now. Finally Charlie has made it to a comedy competition in New York, but he faces an unlikely obstacle…the social network.
Recently, comedy competitions have relied increasingly on online voting to judge participants. Events such as Rooftop Comedy require comedians to get a # of votes online, tapping into social networking sites and directing fans/supporters to the competition website. This has led to a trend amongst young comedians to create extensive networks on sites such as Facebook, which are then readily available for precisely this situation. Unfortunately for Charlie, he doesn’t even have a Facebook!
“It’s a conspiracy!” Charlie exclaimed, puzzled by how to utilize these online tools so he can stand a chance in the upcoming competition. Dan Perrault, an experienced Facebook-networking-comedian, gave him a helping hand, and created a Facebook group to help him generate votes: Old Man Needs Your Votes To Survive: (In a Comedy Competition) If you are interested in helping his cause, please join and invite friends! Lets welcome Charlie to the social network!
Hopefully, Charlie can overcome this virtual obstacle. But we need to help him. Check out this video of his stand up & VOTE!