Nepotism – the practice among those with power or influence of favouring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.
I’ve been staunchly against that word and everything it encompasses ever since I stumbled into the scene a few years back, but the older I get the more think, maybe I was wrong? Having been exposed to the truly barmy world of standup comedy – through the medium podcasts such as JRE, Bertcast, Your Moms House and loads of others – I’ve realised there’s not many successful comedians out there who haven’t got where there they are without the help and support of a close group of friends, who more likely than not have some of sort influence in said industry. There’s basically no way you can “make it” nowadays without the help of “friends” however much it pains me to admit it, being the serial loner that I’am. What will I do with this new information you ask? You’re bet is as good as mine, because as much as I would love my career to progress further, there’s not a chance in hell i’ll go back to brown nosing it at launch events with people I don’t like, so hopefully i’ll find my own to circumnavigate it all. Oh whilst we’re still here and the whole “I’m super proud of…” expression really gets on my tits, it probably says a lot more about me than it does about them, but I’d like to think some of us still live in the real world and not all our friends have cool and amazing projects on the go; or maybe that’s just me? Who knows, either way this video is really cool and I love the fucking shoes, hopefully when they release I can get my hands on them.
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