PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW STANLEY

ANDREW STANLEY – DARK IN A LIGHT PLACE [EP. 194]

Andrew Stanley graduated from college with a finance degree. He always thought he was funny but didn’t know how to explore writing comedy. A mutual friend introduced Andrew to Scott Dunn, who writes for a lot of great comedians (Listen to Scott’s Episode of the podcast here). Scott recommended Andrew write five minutes of jokes,…

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…

How do I start comedy?

AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL [EP. 138]

Today’s “After School Special” podcast is brought to you by Patreon supporter John Hill. To learn how you can support podcast through a small, monthly donation, visit Patreon.com/SchoolOfLaughs  After School Special I am joined today by a group of School of Laughs students after a recent comedy writing class. We had a fun bunch this last round…

starting comedy late in life

GRINDING IT OUT WHILE STILL AT A JOB [EP. 137]

Today’s podcast “Grinding It Out While Still At A Job” is brought to you by Patreon supporter John Schuster. To learn how you can support podcast through a small, monthly donation, visit Patreon.com/SchoolOfLaughs  Grinding It Out While Still At A Day Job I’m joined today by former School of Laughs student Lee Hardin to discuss what it’s…

dustin nickerson

DUSTIN NICKERSON – MR. PATIENT [EP. 121]

Today’s episode with Dustin Nickerson is brought to you by our Patreon Sponsors. Dustin Nickerson is a San Diego based comedian. He’s clean, clever and committed to the journey and wherever it may lead. At 31 years old he is married with there kids. He and his wife work at a SALVATION ARMY Recreation Center and he…

how to write stand up comedy

STAND-UP COMEDY EXAMINED [EP. 119]

It’s time to analyze stand-up comedy! Today we dig knee deep into how to turn a funny thought into a full blown comedy bit. I am interviewed by Rick Altizer on his radio show which airs here in Nashville Saturday mornings at 9:30 on 106.3 FM. Rick is a songwriter, recording artist, music producer, film…

sandi joy chadwick comddy

VOICE TO A VISION WITH SANDI JOY CHADWICK [EP. 118]

Sandi Joy Chadwick turned what could have been a major disappointment (loss of her singing voice) into a victory when she switched her focus to comedy. It took a little encouragement from others to take that initial step. Another nudge from a co-worker led to some bigger breaks. Today Sandi is 20 some odd months…

comedy questions

AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL – COMEDY QUESTIONS [EP. 115]

Today I am joined by several recent writing students to answer their comedy questions. Specifically, we talk about: What is a good way to know that you should continue pursuing stand-up comedy? How many shows is a good barometer for getting your feet wet? When should you quit! The value in bombing (and recording it)…

Comedian Rex Havens

STARTING COMEDY LATE IN LIFE [EP. 108]

Leaving a job as lawyer for State Farm Insurance would be unthinkable. For most people anyway. Fortunately for us, Rex Havens side-hustled as a comedian on weekends and nights for seven years until he was ready to make the jump. He started comedy late in life (mid-thirties). That jump was over two decades ago and…