Rik answers questions about SiriusXm RADIO, turning conversations into stage material and avoiding being a comedy clone.
After a recent writing class in Nashville we gather around the microphone as if it were a campfire.
In this episode Gavin (producer and aspiring comedian) discusses his first open mic appearance and what he learned from the experience.
- Not to give yourself too much to remember
- How to work through stage fright
- The importance of editing
Rik offer tips for new comics such as:
- Know your opening and closing bit inside and out
- Ask yourself “What am I trying to say?” when defining your premise
Questions from students include:
- Mike Spencer asks how to take the quick spontaneous wit he displays during conversations and apply it stand-up comedy.
- Andrew Davis wants to know when to record a CD, how to set up a channel on Pandora, and how to get played on SiriusXM Radio.
- Patrick Ebbit wants to know about regional differences and pronunciations of words. Patrick also asks about trends in styles of comedy and what to avoid.
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