|Under The Gun recently spoke with comedian Ari Shaffir for its "Stand-Up Tuesday" feature, which you can check out here. |
As production gets cheaper, it’s like, let’s just give it straight to them and that way, the fans – they’ll decide what to do with it, if they support a comic or not. I heard something on NPR about self-publishing for writers, and how it used to be this black mark. It was the grossest thing you could do. But now, it’s just like, the writers are giving up to 80% of book sales, including Kindle sales, through Penguin releasing it or what have you. Now, they’re giving up like 10%. You ask a writer, and they’re like, we just don’t need them anymore. There are so many modes of distribution now that you don’t have to rely on someone okaying you.