Maxximillian Presents: THEMATIC
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Positive aspects, helpful perspectives, and practical strategies from creators, innovators, writers, artists, and scientists sharing practical tips and how-tos with eclectic musical interludes to hit your pleasure center as you let the conversation sink in.
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Actor-Comedian Eric Schwartz With Your Roadmap to Getting On Stage
2 days ago
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ERIC: Is it the magic of the universe, or is there a logical explanation?
MAXXIMILLIAN: The magic of the universe is a logical explanation.
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Eric Schwartz (@ericschwartz) is a quadruple-threat entertainer with multiple albums of original comedic anthems and entire parody albums of popular songs you know, dozens of highly stylized music videos that you’ll want to watch again and again, a one-hour comedy special that might make you pee your pants, and a live standup show worthy of Carnegie Hall. He writes sketches. He writes comedy. He writes music. He performs live. He’s on tour constantly. But I caught up with him for an hour and we chopped it up into bite sized pieces for this—maiden episode of Maxximillian Presents: THEMATIC.
I met Eric for the first time 5 years ago at YouTube Studios Los Angeles during a special event for YouTube Creators* and from the moment I saw him, I knew he was someone to watch. He invited me to see his standup show and (unlike many folks) I surprised him by actually showing up. I’m so glad I did. I was right about my suspicions; I watched him on stage through my tears as he brought the house down to ashes. The guy is hilarious.
But it ain’t all jokes. Creating material worthy of your audience’s hard-earned dollars isn’t something even a talented performer can just pull out of his … hat (my words not his).
And how do we get to that creativity? How do we go from good to great? We all have ambitions, and the people who look like they’re at the top have their eyes set on some goal beyond the peak too. We know that we could be destined for greatness but recognize that where we are standing right now isn’t where we want to stay. We see others doing the things we want to do. How do we go about accessing the resources within us? It must be that we need to do something other than what we’ve been doing to feel real progress toward our highest ideals?