THOM SINGER – KEYNOTE SPEAKER [EP. 197]

Having worked as a keynote speaker and professional Master of Ceremonies nearly ten years, Thom Singer has become an advocate for creating strong experiences for conference attendees. Because of his versatility, he is in high demand. Thom has authored twelve books on the power of business relationships, sales, networking, presentation skills and entrepreneurship.  He regularly…

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 –…

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KENN KINGTON – COMEDY PROBLEM SOLVER [EP. 162]

You better grab a pen and get ready to take some notes. This episode is like a mini-business course with comedian Kenn Kington. Kenn spent early years as a sales person for a Fortune 500 company. When he ventured into comedy he took that same work ethic and created a career that now spans over…

Damian Mason Podcast

THE BUSINESS OF CREATIVITY WITH DAMIAN MASON [EP. 150]

Today I sit down with my friend and fellow speaker Damian Mason. Damian quit his sales job in 1994 to become a Bill Clinton Impersonator. I met him in the mid-2000’s when he and I were both impersonators performing for a meeting in the Agriculture niche.  Most recently, he has also become a top speaker…

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THE FUNNY BUSINESS AGENCY [EP. 142]

Today I talk with Jamison Yoder of the Funny Business Agency in Grand Rapids, MI. Funny Business Agency books comedians in clubs, at colleges and for corporate events. They also coordinate and book all the comedians for the annual LaughFest comedy festival created by Gilda’s Club in Grand Rapids, MI every March. Thanks to this week’s Patreon Sponsor…

Best and Worst of 2017

BEST AND WORST OF 2017 [EP. 159]

Today I am joined by Jonnie W. and Brian Bates to discuss our best and worst of 2017. We kick it off with the worst shows because let’s face it that is more interesting! As years change we find ourselves reflecting back on the good, the bad, and the ugly. Regardless of how hard you plan…

ROBERT MAC [EP. 038]

This week, in honor of LaughFest you get two bonus interviews. Last year I was honored to perform in the clean comedy showcase during the festival. It was a blast and I got to work with several great comedians. You’ve already heard the interviews with Andy Hendrickson, Pat McGann, and James P. Connolly. This week I am releasing…

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TONY DEYO [EP. 037]

You’ve already heard the interviews with Andy Hendrickson, Pat McGann, and James P. Connolly. This week I am releasing the two remaining interviews Tony Deyo and Robert Mac. This week, in honor of LaughFest you get two bonus interviews. Last year I was honored to perform in the clean comedy showcase during the festival. It…

Finding Your Ultimate audience

FINDING YOUR ULTIMATE AUDIENCE [EP. 030]

At some point you will discover that your jokes appeal to a certain type of audience. Hopefully, that group will be full of people you enjoy performing for. When this happens, you have found your “Ultimate Audience”. Check out this episode! Early on, I don’t want you to get to hung up on finding out…