Quote: The Comedy Crowd @ 24th September 2016, 5:51 PM
Do you think YouTube is such a good platform for people to get noticed?
Yes. A friend of mine tried her hand at comedy for a few years, never had success until she created a YouTube channel. She now has over 260,000 subscribers and gets views of up to 600,000 for individual videos, so makes a simple living from it -- and has gone on to be invited to perform on TV, movies and write a book.
Another success is the YouTuber named GradeAUnderA. He mostly just states the blindingly obvious and sometimes gets mired in silly squabbles, but his comedy gold is his angry voice and his wonderfully crappy Paint illustrations, put together on Windows Movie Maker. He has over 3 million subscribers.
Plenty of people have posted stuff on YouTube and then come here and elsewhere for feedback. Some improve, some don't. Some are wonderful but just too far off the mainstream (too vulgar or too weird) to become popular.
Experience (practice, honing your craft) is the best teacher. Mentors are great, but you have to be hungry to learn and often you have to be your own harshest critic and editor.
Anyway, as I said in my previous post, hope you do germinate some greatness.