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Brian Volk-Weiss

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Brian Volk-Weiss is a producer and the founder of Comedy Dynamics, the largest producer and distributor of one-hour comedy specials in the United States. Considered a comedic visionary, Volk-Weiss launched Comedy Dynamics in 2008 and has used the award-winning brand to bring people a wide range of acts, including Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, and more. Prior to founding Comedy Dynamics, Volk-Weiss held numerous positions at New Wave Entertainment, including head of production, VP of talent management, and eventually president of production, a role he still has today.

Comedy Dynamics licenses a wide range of comedy specials to networks such as HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Hulu, and more. Some of the TV shows Volk-Weiss oversees include Join or Die with Craig Ferguson, There’s...Johnny, and Animal Planet’s Animal Nation. He has produced several comedy albums, including for Craig Ferguson and Bob Saget. In 2016 three of the five albums up for a comedy record were produced by Volk-Weiss, including winner Louis C.K.

Sources used to write this entrepreneur’s profile include the entrepreneur’s personal LinkedIn account, and an October 2014 Haulix Daily spotlight and interview.

Companies and Investments

Comedy Dynamics (Founder and President), New Wave Entertainment (President of Production)


Lessons Learned

Start day on the right foot - whether that means getting to the office early or taking time for yourself in the morning, make sure you are setting yourself up for success.

We all take inspiration from different places. Find what works for you and build from there.

Success doesn’t happen overnight. By accepting this before you do anything else, you will already be ahead of the game.

Sometimes you must start from the bottom and work your way up.

Go with your gut and listen to your intuition.

Take notes and suggestions from others that you respect in your industry. There is absolutely nothing wrong with learning from others.


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Be everyone’s friend, or at least try to get along with everyone.

Brian Volk-Weiss

Sometimes I find people where their standup is not something I would have on repeat or listen to on a regular basis, but I recognize their genius and that they’re doing something great. I want to support that.

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