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October 2020

Hot Breath! with Joel Byars: Zarna Garg – Stand Up Comedy India vs. America, Being a Female Comedian, Young Comic Advice

Hot Breath! with Joel Byars: Zarna Garg – Stand Up Comedy India vs. America, Being a Female Comedian, Young Comic Advice 1400 1400 zarnagarg
Zarna Garg is an immigrant, mom of three, lawyer-turned-stand-up-comedian and screenwriter. After only 1.5 years in comedy, she has created a viral social media following and savvy comedy business strategy for all comics to follow. Zarna exemplifies the spirit of Hot Breath! and our mission to cultivate the next generation of great comics. Listen and learn and let’s all be great together!
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Originally posted on JoelByarsComedy.com

 

The Business of Content with Simon Owens — This 45-year-old Indian comedian has 14 million views on TikTok

The Business of Content with Simon Owens — This 45-year-old Indian comedian has 14 million views on TikTok 616 616 zarnagarg

In just about every article about TikTok, it’s portrayed as a video repository created by and for teens. Indeed, nearly every single one of its top-earning creators are under the age of 20, and polls have found that it ranks second only to Snapchat as U.S. teens’ favorite social media app.

Zarna Garg is an exception to the rule in multiple ways. For one, she’s a 45-year-old mom who barely even knew TikTok existed a year ago. And while most top users traffic in dance videos, lip syncs, and comedy sketches, Zarna’s specialty is standup comedy. Many of her jokes aim to capture the South Asian immigrant experience, and she says she’s carved out a niche explored by very few comedians, both inside the U.S. and in India.

I interviewed Zarna about how she cracked the TikTok algorithm, what impact her success has had on her comedy career, and how she’s leveraging that success to try to break into Hollywood.

Originally posted on BusinessofContent.Libsyn.com

 


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