Stage Fright, Stolen Jokes, Getting Paid

Stage Fright, Stolen Jokes, Getting Paid [EP. 193]

Stage Fright, Stolen Jokes, Getting Paid On this “After School Special” I take questions from a handful of students (along with a spouse of a student) about comedy. Matt asks about the best way to get a joke out of your notebook and on to the stage. And, he also asks how many jokes I’ve written…

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…

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…

CLAYBURN COX

CLAYBURN COX – CELAN, CLEVER, UNIQUE [EP. 167]

This week I sit and talk with the creative and hilarious Clayburn Cox. Clayburn is based in Auburn, AL where he teaches Photoshop to high school students. Those students torture him with those very skills. Clayburn and I first met in 2008 at a Christian Comedy Association conference in Murfreesboro TN. That conference introduced Clay…

Tammy Pescatelli Comedy Interview

TAMMY PESCATELLI FINDING THE FUNNY [EP. 147]

Tammy Pescatelli joins me today to talk all things comedy. I met Tammy Pescatelli way, way back in 1994 when I was working at the Davenport Funny Bone and she was co host of a morning show there.  Since then, Tammy has gone on to many great things including multiple appearances on the Tonight Show,…

LESLIE NORRIS TOWNSEND

STAR SEARCH, DISNEY AND LESLIE NORRIS TOWNSEND [EP. 131]

Leslie Norris Townsend lost her parents when she was in her teens. In order to support her three siblings, she started entering beauty pageants in hopes of bringing home a check. The awards also helped pay for college. The contests required her to do a “talent” which helped her develop her singing and innate ability to improvise.…

BEING VULNERABLE ONSTAGE [EP. 122]

Today I meet up with clean comedian and radio show host Daren Streblow. I’ve known Daren for awhile and he has always been super funny and extremely gracious. Today we talk a lot about the inner mind workings of a stand-up comedian. And we talk in depth about being vulnerable onstage. DARREN STREBLOW SHOW NOTES…