Elon Gold is a comedian and actor who has starred in FOX’s Stacked and NBC’s In-Laws. His one-hour stand-up special on Netflix, Elon Gold: Chosen & Taken, received wide acclaim from audiences and peers alike. It is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
He has made ten appearances on The Tonight Show and had a recurring role on FOX’s hit show, Bones. Elon was a writer and performer on ABC’s The Dana Carvey Show and has guest-starred on Frasier, The Mentalist, and Chappelle’s Show, among others.
Elon made stellar appearances on The Late Late Show With James Corden and Comedy Central’s This Week At The Comedy Cellar. Millions around the globe have shared his routines. Elon is also currently featured in the Hulu movie The Binge and season 3 of HBO’s Crashing, playing his most challenging role yet…himself. Elon can be seen opposite Larry David in a recurring role in the upcoming 11th season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Jason Ciment is the Founder and CEO of Get Visible, a digital marketing agency that helps companies with their website search engine rankings, online ad campaigns, and much more. Jason calls himself a “digital marketing assassin,” due to his reputation for growing traffic, leads, and revenue for his clients.
Jason has written several publications in regards to digital marketing strategies, SEO tactics, and winning online. He authored the book I Need More Clients: Digital Marketing Strategies That Grow Your Business, which serves as a step-by-step guide to utilizing web tools and digital strategies.
Before founding Get Visible, Jason worked in executive roles for MagMall.com, MagazineSubscription.com, Adrecom.net, and Playknits Inc. He received his bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Elon Gold talks about the downsides of show business
- Jason Ciment and Elon each talk about their biggest rejection experience
- How Elon’s craft has evolved — and Jason’s favorite impression
- Elon talks about how and why he makes Jewish-related jokes to a non-Jewish audience
- The intersection between a service business and a comedian
- Jason’s big turning point in his career
- A sneak peek into how Elon got on the Curb Your Enthusiasm show
- Why Elon opens his jokes with “Jews.”
- Has Elon ever experienced antisemitism?
- Lessons Elon learned from Dave Chappelle and other colleagues and mentors
In this episode…
As ironic as this will sound, it’s true — there’s nothing funny about the comedy business. It’s a life of rejection for the comedian by day and laughter for others by night. How do you find the strength to carry on making others laugh when no one cares about how hard your life has been up to that point?
That’s the beginning of the intersection between comedy and business. It’s the grind: the pure hustle, the constant rejection, and the need to show up regardless. So if you’ve ever thought comedians have it funny, wait until you hear Elon Gold talk about his biggest rejections or Jason Ciment reflect on the travails of agency life.
Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring comedian Elon Gold and the CEO at Get Visible, Jason Ciment. They talk about how comedy is like a service business that struggles with rejection, how to handle the rejection, how Elon’s craft has evolved, lessons from other comedy greats, and loads of jokes in-between. You don’t want to skip a second!
Resources Mentioned in this episode
- Elon Gold on James Corden’s The Late Late Show
- Elon Gold’s Commercial for Judaism
- Elon Gold on Israelis
- Elon Gold: Chosen & Taken
- “[Top Israel Leader Series] Engineering the Autonomous Revolution with Rabbi Mois Navon of Mobileye”
- “Growing a Company to a Billion-dollar Valuation with Craig Weiss, Co-Founder, and CEO of Retainer Club LLC”
- “[Big Lessons Big Mistakes] Noah’s Bagels: Sold to Einstein Bagels for $100 Million – the Highs and Lows with Noah Alper”
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Jeremy Weisz 0:19
Dr. Jeremy Weisz here, Founder of InspiredInsider.com what you’re about to experience is a little bit different this interview had we talked about rejection. We talked about turning points and you’ll see I did a separate intro because I had Jason Ciment Elon Gold. Elon Gold, just jump straight into it. And so I kind of skipped over the intro, but I do want to point out to two other episodes to check out because of today’s guest which is by the way, Elon Gold is one of the funniest people on the planet. He’s one of my all time favorite comedians, so he does not disappoint in this interview, so check it out. other episodes to check out. We talked you’ll see in the beginning we talked about Mois Navone of Mobileye. Mola was acquired for $15.2 billion by Intel, Craig Weiss, CEO Retainer Club, who, you know, previously his company built to a $1 billion valuation. And he actually yelled at me for sending him a large box of Omaha Stakes as a gift, because I didn’t realize his wife is a rabbi and he kept kosher and there was pork in the box. So Noah Alper, and he sold Noah bait Noah’s bagels to Einstein Bagels for $100 million. He started out selling religious tchotchkes out of his trunk and, and this all relates to today’s episode, which talks you know, actually, you’ll see watch Elon Gold’s spot, you know what he does on James Corden? His appearance on James Corden and he starts off with what this all these three people are linked to and what it relates to. So check out that this is brought to you by Rise25 Rise25 we help businesses give to and connect to their dream 100 relationships and partnerships and we do that by helping you run your podcast and for me, the number one thing in my life is relationships and I found no better way to give to my relationships and over the past over decade than have them on my podcast profiled them shout from the rooftops what they’re doing what their company’s doing. So other people check it out. And so if you have questions, you can go to you ever thought about starting a podcast? You can go to Rise25.com if you have questions, you can email us anytime. happy to help. Now check out this episode today. Dr. Jeremy Weisz here Founder of InspiredInsider.com where I talk with inspirational entrepreneurs and leaders. And you know I always like to mention Elon and Jason past guests of the podcast so people can check out other people and specifically because of today’s guests, I want to mention past guests who are part of my Israeli business leaders series, I had Mois Navone of Mobileye, he talks about how they were acquired for $15.2 billion by Intel.
Elon Gold 3:17
He’s a friend of mine, but he’s he really He’s a good friend of mine and all I asked him every time I see him said What was your cut exact What was your What did what was your takeaway? Can we buy a house in hertz, Aliyah? What can we do now? No, doesn’t understand it. Not as an answered I mean, the opposite. He’s very closed.
Jeremy Weisz 3:35
He is interesting, because he went on his you know, and became a rabbi while he was doing this, and now he’s getting his Ph.D.
Elon Gold 3:45
He’s the coolest sweetest guy. All he cares about is God and Judaism and his people in homeland and family. And if he’s not interested in the money he made, it’s like a byproduct of his work. And now he can focus on the things that matter.
Jeremy Weisz 4:00
Yeah, yeah. And I’m gonna formally choose Jason Elon, but we’ll get right and,
Elon Gold 4:04
by the way, enough about him about him. He’s doing just fine. We don’t need to dedicate another podcast to Mois Navone and his little Mobileye company.
Jeremy Weisz 4:14
Have you What have you learned from him? knowing him