S2E3: Lou Santini — Wants to Make People Laugh!
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Lou Santini is an actor, comedian, host, voice over artist, and writer living and working out of Los Angeles. Is there anything he hasn’t done!?
Never, never, NEVER GIVE UP! — Winston Churchill
30 Dates on Craigslist
Lou talks about his latest project that he’s super excited about! He just finished filming teaser videos for it and it’s a comedy called 30 Dates on Craigslist, which Lou described as “Sex in the City for guys.”
A Moment of Failure:
Lou tells us about how he wrote a TV script based off of a very successful Disney and then had it stolen by the rep he was working with. He saw it on TV six months later. OUCH!
Filming the teaser videos for his upcoming movie that he’s written and producing: 30 Dates on Craigslist. He’s pulling out all the stops, no expense spared!
Unique selling point:
Lou differentiates himself by being himself. He’s very selective about the jobs he takes and knows what he wants for his career. He also goes out of his way to be ultra professional in everything he does and this goes a long way to helping him build his business.
What’s working for him business-wise?
Being focused and organized. He doesn’t let himself get distracted.
What would he have done differently?
Lou would have started earlier.
Other topics touched upon:
• Talks about how his early life ended up shaping his career choice.
• The difference between performing comedy over the radio where you can’t see your audience and performing live on stage where your audience is right in front of you. What’s funny over the radio vs. on stage?
• His take on when people ask him “So, have you made it yet?,” or look at his career so far and say “Don’t worry, you’ll get famous.”
• You’d better be in love with your material, because you’re going to do it over and over and over again!
The race isn’t won by the fastest or the best. It’s often won by the person who simply stays.
Recommended books and resources:
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Performance Specific Book
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
Non-Performance Specific Book
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
IMDb: Internet Movie Database
Buy Lou’s Latest Comedy Album “Let’s Get Bloated”
Where can we find Lou Santini?
Lou Santini’s official website
Facebook | Twitter @LouuuSantini | YouTube – “Those Guys”