Playful Humans - People Who Play for a Living

Art Bell - Founder of Comedy Central & Author

August 31, 2021 Mike Montague Season 1 Episode 47
Playful Humans - People Who Play for a Living
Art Bell - Founder of Comedy Central & Author
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Playful Humans - People Who Play for a Living
Art Bell - Founder of Comedy Central & Author
Aug 31, 2021 Season 1 Episode 47
Mike Montague

How do you start a comedy TV channel and lose your sense of humor in the process? It happens to the best of us when we try to play for a living. Art Bell worked at CBS, HBO, where he founded The Comedy Channel that became Comedy Central, and then was President of Court TV. Constant Comedy is the story of how Art started Comedy Central (originally called The Comedy Channel) in 1990, and how he helped make the fledgling channel a success. This book is his first-person account of the birth and development of a channel that went on to become a powerhouse in comedy entertainment.

Find Art Bell and his book, Constant Comedy at: https://www.artbellwriter.com/

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • Joke of the Week
  • How our guest plays for a living and helps others do the same
  • How to have the most fun in your life and work
  • If our guest can win the Wheel of Weird in a faceoff with Mike

The show is brought to you by Playful Humans. If you need a little more fun, flow, and fulfillment in your life, join our club where we transform the burned out and bored quantity-seekers into energized and engaged playful humans focused on their quality of life.

Take the free playfulness quiz or join the club at https://www.playfulhumans.com.

Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or YouTube, and leave us a 5-star review!

Theme Music: Chasing the Sunshine by Pink Zebra - Licenced at Envato Elements

Support the show (https://paypal.me/mikedmontague)

Support the show (https://paypal.me/mikedmontague)

Show Notes

How do you start a comedy TV channel and lose your sense of humor in the process? It happens to the best of us when we try to play for a living. Art Bell worked at CBS, HBO, where he founded The Comedy Channel that became Comedy Central, and then was President of Court TV. Constant Comedy is the story of how Art started Comedy Central (originally called The Comedy Channel) in 1990, and how he helped make the fledgling channel a success. This book is his first-person account of the birth and development of a channel that went on to become a powerhouse in comedy entertainment.

Find Art Bell and his book, Constant Comedy at: https://www.artbellwriter.com/

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • Joke of the Week
  • How our guest plays for a living and helps others do the same
  • How to have the most fun in your life and work
  • If our guest can win the Wheel of Weird in a faceoff with Mike

The show is brought to you by Playful Humans. If you need a little more fun, flow, and fulfillment in your life, join our club where we transform the burned out and bored quantity-seekers into energized and engaged playful humans focused on their quality of life.

Take the free playfulness quiz or join the club at https://www.playfulhumans.com.

Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or YouTube, and leave us a 5-star review!

Theme Music: Chasing the Sunshine by Pink Zebra - Licenced at Envato Elements

Support the show (https://paypal.me/mikedmontague)

Support the show (https://paypal.me/mikedmontague)