Jim Hope, CCM, CCE, The Derrick Golf and Winter Club | Episode No. 269
The Wednesday Match Play Podcast presented by MemberText
Jim Hope, CCM, CCE, is the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer at The Derrick Golf and Winter Club. The Derrick is Edmonton's most complete family-oriented private club. On this episode of The Wednesday Match Play presented by MemberText, Jim gives us an overview of The Derrick, talks about their food & beverage program, his connection to Roger Kingkade and The Engaged Club podcast. He also explains curling and announced the 2022 Club Innovation Conference. This was an unforgettable conversation and an honor having Jim on this show. Let's tee off.
Comedian Nazareth interviews Writer/Creative Director Jim Hope
Laughter for All Podcast with Comedian Nazareth
Known for being both clean and wildly creative, Jim Hope headlines clubs and colleges across the country and has made over 60 television appearances, performing on NBC, ABC, Fox, Comedy Central, and A&E. Additionally, he has been a frequent contributor to KABC-Talk Radio in Los Angeles and was the Comedy Field Correspondent on NBC’s“Later”. Jim is also an accomplished TV writer and producer, excelling in that capacity for NBC’s “Later,” Fox’s “Titus,” and ABC’s “George Lopez.” Jim’s work can currently be seen on Nickelodeon, where he is the Co-Executive Producer, Head Writer and Voice Director for the hit animated series “Planet Sheen”.
CREATING A TV SHOW with JIM HOPE Today we are talking about creating a TV show with my friend Jim Hope. He's a whiz who writes, performs, and produces comedy. I first met Jim when I performed on the Henry Cho Show on Great American Country (GAC Cable TV). He was a co-writer and producer and I could tell a smart guy. I caught him again a few years later performing on the showcase for the Christian Comedy Association in Los Angeles. And then one morning I was watching the Disney Channel with my kids and his name popped up as the co-executive producer for "Dog with a Blog." I reached out to Jim in the early phase of the COVID-19 crisis because I figured it might be the only time I could reign in the busy man. And we all benefit from the conversation. Jim gives us a lot to think about. Jim Hope Show Notes Specifically, we talk about: His early goal of being a college professor just like his grandfather How he got a little burned out with college and tried stand-up The pros and cons of starting comedy in Los Angeles How performing on stage is like being naked When comedians start to "build their armor" Opening for Tim Allen, Gilbert Gottfried, Chris Rock, and Damon Wayans Getting tips early on from Ellen Degeneres Why you shouldn't try to be Jerry Seinfeld What motivates him to keep doing comedy Developing a show for Disney Jr., and an animated adult show Teaching at Chapman University Creating a TV show The types of comedy tropes "Helpers and obstacles" Breaking down the characters on "The Office" The ideal length of a comedy show And much, much more! This podcast is a production of the Rik Roberts School of Laughs. (C)(P) 2020 All rights reserved. Learn more at School of Lauhgs.com
This week we are very honored to have Jim Hope on the show. Jim has worked in television as a writer and producer for over 30 years, receiving 3 Emmy nominations while working on a wide variety of our favorite shows. Jim reflects on his career and provides an insider's look into the professional comedy writing life.