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11. The Importance Of Shooting Your Shots

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In today’s episode, Jessica chats  with standup comedian, podcaster and creator, Damon Sumner, to learn more about his story of becoming a comedian, meeting the moment, taking chances, and fruits of persistence. 

Fast forward twelve years, and Damon brings us practical advice on how to navigate the complexities of building your brand, taking chances, being persistent, and staying positive. 

Damon Sumner has been bringing laughter to people’s lives even before he held a mic on a stage. He has continued to hone his craft and every time he touches the stage, he delivers hilarious stories about his upbringing, and witty, high-energy observations of everyday life. 

Since starting stand up in Atlanta, Damon has shared the stage with numerous headliners, like Iliza, Brent Morin, Todd Glass, Sarah Tiana, George Wallace, and so many more. He can be seen on The Weather Channel’s “Weather Gone Viral”, The Circle Network’s “Standup Nashville”, and EPIX’s “Unprotected Sets. He co-hosts a relationship podcast with his wife, “Sum it Up with The Sumners”, is ⅓ of the hilarious sports podcast, “Forth and Ten” and runs shows all-around the ATL. 

Damon has also performed in illustrious comedy festivals around the U.S. including the Laughing Skull Festival, Red Clay Festival, Dallas Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Comedy Festival and was a semifinalist for the American Black Film Festival's Comedy Wings Competition, sponsored by HBO. If you didn’t know, he’s about to become your new, favorite comic.



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