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MADEINC Cameron: I think it’s a good idea to bring all these comedians together on one app, especially a black comedian doing it. I know there are apps out there like that, but he’s one of the biggest comedians out there right now, so I know it gets a lot of publicity and I know he’s exposing the younger generation to Def Comedy Jam. I know we came up on that, but it’s a lot of people who didn’t get to see those classic shows. Or the PJs, which is also on there, so I think it’s cool. Just the shows we create for it, I feel it could be a good home for it. A lot more exposure. Because we have other ideas that we want to do that they can help fund so we can bring to the masses. Rome: I think in the future for something similar, yeah but we definitely want to create our own type of network. The kind of network, we won’t say right now, but we’ll definitely have our I DON’T THINK WE WOULD BE HERE WITHOUT OUR BROTHERHOOD ENHANCING EACH OTHER.” –AMANUEL RICHARDS own network because we are a production company and we want to expand and do our own thing. It’s good to see what he’s doing now and how we can learn and get pointers on what to do, what not to do and implement that into our future plans. Amanuel: I think on LOL Network, everyone needs to do better, that’s including us. Kevin Hart is a fantastic comedian, great stand up, he’s done it all. He can be considered one of the Kings of Comedy. He’s trying to pull together the talent of people of color and there’s no reason it shouldn’t be the best network. There’s no reason why what was great during the 90s—Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin—why we can’t do that on LOL Network, or whether it’s with Dormtainment Network. Whatever we’re a part of, we want to help elevate it. In its first run, LOL is just getting started and I think it was a good job by everybody, but I think we need to keep pushing each other to get better. There’s going to be a lot of these digital networks coming out, but what’s going to separate ours from everyone else’s? We gotta make sure everyone comes with that fire and we want to be one of the people to lead that forefront. We gotta make sure everyone comes with that fire, and we want to be one of the people to lead that forefront. UPGRADE YOUR HUSTLE Consistency is one of the main reasons why Dormtainment continues to grow and achieve more success. Here, Dormtainment discusses the importance of consistency and offers advice on how to continuously move forward. CONSIDER YOUR CIRCLE AMANUEL: Have a team. Have a brotherhood, a sisterhood and a brother-sisterhood, whatever you want. Have a team of people who will hold you accountable. People who are in your field who can make you better. People who can en- hance whatever you’re doing and critique your stuff and judge your work with an eye that’s not malicious or anything like that. They just want to see you do better. I don’t think we would be here without our brotherhood enhancing each other. Find like-minded people whether it be an online community or someone in person you can really connect with on a creative level. Nothing can stop numbers. CAMERON: To piggy-back off the team aspect, that’s very important because they say you’re the sum of the 5 people you’re with the most. Make sure you all are learning and growing together so you all can be a strong force. Every- thing has a cost, even your dreams. You have to be willing to put in that work and sacrifice. TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF ROME: Just know that’s it your fault. What I mean by that is a lot of times you’ll be like, “If they would have did this or that” you have to know that if you didn’t get that part you wanted then it’s your fault. Yeah, someone in the room may not have liked you, but maybe you just have to work a little harder. Maybe you have to bring it a little better next time. Just know that’s it’s your fault. CAMERON: Stop crying. ROME: Yeah, stop crying. You can blame some- thing on someone else, but you have to look at yourself and ask what could I have done better to prevent this. If you have it in your head that it’s your fault, you won’t blame anyone else and you can just go 100 percent with what you have to do to make things better. CAMERON: So, is it your fault that you ate my food last night? PUT THE PHONE DOWN CAMERON: Read. Read as much as possible so you can keep learning and keep honing your craft. I know it sounds cliché but if you want to be the best, you have to outwork the best. You have to keep growing and keep learning so you can make content that people haven’t seen before. And get off your phone. Look up, stop looking down. | 48