connect with audience

DON’T BUILD THE WALL BETWEEN YOU AND THE AUDIENCE [blog post]

Here are 3 things you should avoid if you want your jokes to be “borderless”. DON’T BUILD THE WALL … between you and the audience. There is a lot of talk about the proposed increased security around the US and Mexico border.  It got me to thinking. When you go onstage, are you building a “wall”…

dan whitehurst

DAN WHITEHURST: FROM COP TO COMEDY [EP. 187]

Dan Whitehurst talks about going from cop to comedy. Dan is a friend of mine from nearly the first few weeks I moved to Nashville in 1999. I knew al little about his backstory, but have always wanted to learn more about the man behind that impressive beard. DAN WHITEHURST Show Notes We talk about…

customizing comedy shows

CUSTOMIZING COMEDY SHOWS [EP. 184]

Comedian John Felts joins us today from Wilmington, NC. John is a hit with his audiences because he takes time to research the group and write specific jokes for them. Customizing comedy shows isn’t easy. It takes time and a little bit of courage. But it pays off with huge laughs. John walks us through…

Dale Jones Comedy

DALE JONES HAS A PRESCRIPTION [EP. 182]

Comedian Dale Jones has a prescription for hilarious high-energy comedy. Which is good, because his stand-up is infectious and contagious! If you’ve never seen Dale Jones perform there is only one thing you need to know: he was influenced by Looney Tunes. Yes, Dale blends the physical cartoonish expressions with high level, smart material to…

Church, Corporate and Comedy Club Gigs

CHURCH, CORPORATE AND COMEDY CLUB GIGS [EP. 181]

Comedians Jonnie W. and Brian Bates join us today to talk about the differences and similarities between church, corporate and comedy club gigs. We each primarily perform in a different environment. Jonnie plays mostly in churches, Brian is comedy clubs and I’m usually off at a corporate event. JANUARY 2019 Nashville Comedy Writing Classes –…