Comedian / Build a Passionate Community
Natty Wegoda is a stand-up comedian and comedy promoter who built the biggest stand-up comedy community in Thailand for people with the same passion as hers.
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About the guest
Natty is a stand-up comedian, comedy promoter, and radio news anchor among other things she's doing in the entertainment industry. She and her husband built an amazing community around the only dedicated stand-up & improv comedy club in Thailand, which has hosted many world-famous comedians. She didn't start off her career this way and had her fair share of working in the corporate world. Let's hear her journey through her career change and establishing a community she's passionate about.
- Studied: Travel Industry Management
- Past jobs: Marketing, Corporate Communication
- Home country: Thailand
- MBTI: ISFP
- Age at interview: Early 30's
Timestamps & Quotes
00:23 What’s a comedy promoter?
01:24 How would you describe yourself and your humor?
02:51 Growing up in a Chinese family
04:50 University & discovering a passion for marketing
07:58 First job as a market researcher
10:42 Getting opportunities from Toastmasters
12:27 What made you switch to comedy
14:28 First performance
15:25 Process of coming up with a sketch
17:09 Dealing with hecklers with a comeback/being witty
19:26 How to build confidence
21:30 Performing personas
24:40 Getting gigs in other countries
CAREER: COMEDY PROMOTER
25:33 How did you start building a community?
26:36 Creating the community brand
29:06 Working with world-famous comedians
31:14 Have you ever had to kick anyone out?
32:48 How did you start from zero members?
35:05 Turning it into a business
35:52 How to know your passion, dealing with when you want to give up
41:42 How marriage affects your career
43:54 Working as a radio news anchor
44:50 Future goals for herself & the community
46:28 Don’t compare yourself, follow your own definition of success
48:35 Give back to the community
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