“I think this is kind of a throwback — there’s nothing quite like live entertainment.”and features celebrity entrepreneurs, such as Jessica Alba and Will.i.am, who act as “mentors,” taking on startups like Special Guest and helping them through the process of creating their pitch and eventually appearing before big-money venture capitalists. A.] I’m working on my jokes; usually you work on your jokes in these places called open mics.Damon Wayans, Jr.: I do stand-up comedy, I’m a live entertainer, and when I’m not traveling around the U. A lot of the time, they’re not just for comedians — there are comics, there’s poets, there’s musicians.Whereas with my app, as it gets bigger, I could actually hire that exact person to come perform for me and my friends at an office party or in my backyard. I love the fun and the wildness that he brings to the group.
And I think it was actually our first time that we had a storyline together, we’re baking cakes.We were just improvising those scenes, and it was just one of the most fun times I’ve had on that show.KJ: The app was built to automate a lot of that quality control.So I’ll just give you a quick example: If you’re talent and you come into the app, we walk you through the profile setup [and one step] is to verify your identity and make sure that in fact you are who you say you are.I want people to not have to put what they love to do to the side; I want them to be rewarded for their talents.
And also, because of mobile, I think that human beings have kind of grown a little distant…it’s a really feel-good thing, to hear live music versus hearing it on You Tube; it’s like night and day.The manager would help vet the venue, so you’re going to be able to see reviews and ratings of the actual host or venue.[And] if you’re a consumer looking to hire entertainment, you’re going to be able to see the entertainer’s profile, check out their videos, check out their social media.Kristopher Jones: Really our mission is to make it easier and more affordable for anyone to do this.If you think of apps like Uber, Airbnb, and others, it’s tough to envision these types of apps within the Craigslist model.He’s pretty transparent — what you see is what you get with Coach. I love working with all those guys; all the people I work with on that show are personal friends of mine, so whenever the camera comes on it just feels like I’m getting paid to hang out with my friends.