How Much Should I charge for my comedy Show

HOW MUCH SHOULD I CHARGE? [EP. 022]

Understanding your value is the only way to be confident in charging a “full fee” for your show. In the comedy clubs, you have very little (if any) leverage. You are told what they have to pay and you take it or leave it. Check out this episode! If you are pursuing corporate, fund raiser,…

How to Start Your on comedy Show

How To Start Your Own Comedy Show – For New Comics

by Rik Roberts (www.SchoolOfLaughs.com) Are you in the middle of nowhere? Are you miles from a city with a comedy night, let alone a comedy club? Do you want to start putting shows together to get some stage time? You are not alone, even though you may feel isolated. Joshua, a podcast listener from Iowa,…

SCOTT DUNN writing comedy for TV and Radio-

WRITING COMEDY FOR TV, RADIO [EP. 021]

Have you ever wondered how to get into writing comedy for TV, Radio or other comedians? Comedy writer Scott Dunn has written for such television shows as Foxworthy’s Big Night Out, The CMT Music Awards, The Larry “The Cable Guy” Christmas Special, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, and The Dove Awards. Scott is…

Flipping a tough Crowd

Flipping A Tough Crowd

– Rik Roberts | www.SchoolOfLaughs.com Every performer will have to deal with a “tough” crowd from time to time. It’s part of the job, part of the learning curve, and part of the fun. Let’s dig into how you can dig out of a tough audience. I’m going to eliminate from this discussion the tough…

defining-your-comedy-goals

DEFINING YOUR COMEDY GOALS [EP. 020]

Defining your goals is extremely important in any self-driven profession. In stand-up comedy, defining your comedy goals will set you apart from a large mass of aimless souls. Goals in and of themselves won’t make you funnier than anyone else. But they should make you funnier than you are now if you set them correctly. Without…

working in new material on stage

Working In New Comedy Material On Stage

How often should I be working in new comedy material on stage? by Rik Roberts (www.SchoolOfLaughs.com) This is a GREAT question that I received twice last week. It came from both an established feature act, and a brand new aspiring comedian. As you might expect, there is no “one size fits all” answer. Some will…

Tips On Memorizing Your Set

MEMORIZING YOUR JOKES [EP. 019]

Do you struggle with memorizing your jokes? Have you ever had problems with your voice during a show? What are the pros and cons of using props or musical instruments on stage? In this “after school special” recorded with students from the writing class in Nashville, we discuss several techniques to help you tie your jokes…

How Long does It Take to become a comedian

How Long Does It Take To Become A Comedian?

by Rik Roberts | www.SchoolOfLaughs.com It is extremely exciting to get on stage your first time. Your nerves are rattling. Your senses heighten. The unknown lies ahead. You take the mic … and hear the laughs. The wonderful laughs of a room full of strangers agreeing with what you find funny. It feels validating. Even more, it’s…