The Formula for Success with Talent Manager and TV Film Producer, Barry Katz – Episode 243

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

My guest in this episode is Talent Manager, TV Film Producer and Consultant, Barry Katz. Over the past 30 years no one has had a wider reach in comedy than Barry. He has represented and influenced the careers of some of the biggest names in the industry including Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, Louis C.K., Tracy Morgan, Jay Mohr and Wanda Sykes, just to name a few.

Barry started out as a standup comedian in the late 80’s but quickly discovered that his talent and passion is in finding “the next big thing”. He has made a career out of discovering comedians who eventually become stars. His latest passion project is his podcast, “The Industry Standard”. On the podcast he interviews some of the most powerful and influential people in Hollywood on the keys to success.

With his undeniable eye for talent, and access to the minds of the biggest names in the business, there’s no doubt that Barry knows what it takes to succeed. If you want to learn principles that can help you become more successful don’t miss this episode!

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Show Notes:

  • How Barry found his purpose through comedy. [3:14]
  • The compound effect of stacking your successes and getting people to talk about you. [17:39]
  • How to make things happen and change the way people perceive you. [22:22]
  • What is the formula for success? [47:44]
  • Should you work to be great at everything? [56:42]
  • People skills you need to succeed and the power of relationships. [1:16:14]
  • His daily routine and morning practices to set the tone for his day. [1:21:53]
  • Barry’s podcast, “The Industry Standard”. [1:33:39]


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