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…

Scott Long

CREATING A LOCAL PRESENCE WITH SCOTT LONG [EP. 174]

Comedian Scott Long joins us today to talk about creating a local presence in your market. If you haven’t realized the importance of becoming a resource in your own community – you are missing out. I’ve known Scott Long for over 25 years. We started roughly the same time in similar cities. He lived in…

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…

Rik Roberts School of Laughs Kenn Kington

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…

NATE BARGATZE [EP. 074]

Stand-Up Comedian Nate Bargatze is a busy man. His Comedy Central one hour special “Full Time Magic” was a huge success. And the CD went to number one on the Billboard Comedy charts – topping his first CD “Yelled At By A clown” which made it to number two. He makes time to join us…

KAREN EDDINGTON

KAREN EDDINGTON IN UTAH [EP. 060]

Our guest today will prove that you can either make excuses or make adjustments. You think it’s hard to find stage time where you live? Try getting up in northern Utah. You can’t find a place to do a show? Start your own comedy night. You bomb horribly at your first attempt? Walk it off and…

Stretch Push Yourself in Comedy

S.T.R.E.T.C.H. PUSH YOURSELF [EP. 044]

You may feel like you are making huge strides in your comedy career, but are you? Most performers find a comfortable little comedy “safe place” and never wander beyond it. We all know comics who could be SO MUCH BETTER. Maybe, that comic is yourself. This episode gives more than 23 actionable tips you can…

Comedy Writing Session Follow Up

PRODUCING YOUR OWN SHOWS – PAULINA COMBOW [EP. 041]

Former student Paulina Combow stops by the studios to inspire and inform us of her progress. Paulina attended college in a small town in Western, KY where she learned Mass Communications. After graduating, she felt a “comedy internal clock” ticking and decided to berth that comedy baby. She started in the Fall of 2011 and…