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,…

Mike James Comedy

MIKE JAMES – CRUISING FOR GIGS [EP. 178]

Mike James joins us today to talk about cruises, corporate gigs and leaving the software field to go full time into comedy. Thanks to Patreon supporter Christy Largent and to the Hot Breath podcast with Joel Byars for sponsoring this episode. To learn how you can support the podcast check out www.SchoolOfLaughs.com/Patreon. Mike James is…

Managing a comedy club

MANAGING A COMEDY CLUB [EP. 146]

On this episode I sit down with Lucy Sinsheimer,  Zanies Comedy Showplace in Nashville, TN to talk about managing a comedy club. This week’s episode is brought to you by Patreon Sponsor Brian Bates.   MANAGING A COMEDY CLUB SHOW NOTES We cover a lot of ground about managing a comedy club in this episode, including: The first comedy show she…

ANDY BENINGO COMEDY

ANDY BENINGO TALKS FATHERHOOD AND COMEDY [EP. 145]

On this episode I sit down with Andy Beningo from Live at Gotham. Andy started comedy 12 years ago while attending Central Michigan University. The last 10 of those years he has been performing full time. Splitting his time equally between clubs, corporates and churches, Andy is a clean comic who is not afraid to hustle. This week’s…

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…

COMEDIAN STRASSE

NINE MONTHS INTO STAND-UP COMEDY [EP. 123]

Today I am joined by one of my students “Straussie”. Straussie took the Stand-Up Comedy Level One: Writing class back in February. Then he followed through with the Level Two: Performance Class and the Business of Comedy Class. I could tell right away this guy doesn’t mess around. He is serious about things and is…

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…

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…

how do i start comedy?

NEW COMEDIAN QUESTIONS (EP. 103)

Aspiring comedians huddle up after a stand-up comedy writing class to ask a variety of questions about pursuing stand-up. From writing and performing to horrible road gigs – we cover a lot of ground! Questions include: Is there a line that you cannot cross in comedy? What was my worst heckling situation? When writing jokes with…