SCHOOL OF LAUGHS PODCAST LESSONS LEARNED [EP. 200]

Welcome to the 200th episode of the School of Laughs podcast! What an amazing journey this has been. Two hundred? Yes indeed. We made it. To be perfectly honest there were many times where I thought about moving onto something else. The amount of time invested in this show was preventing me from doing some…

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)…

SCHOOL OF LAUGHS PODCAST

100 EPISODES OF THE SCHOOL OF LAUGHS PODCAST

We did it. You did it. I did it. It was done. What is IT? 100 episodes! Woo hoo! This episode of The School Of Laughs Podcast is brought to you by Chelle Baxter, Peter Margaritas, Sandi Joy Chadwick and John Charlton – thanks! It is crazy to think that a couple of years ago…

HOW TO DO COMEDY

BEGINNING COMEDY QUESTIONS [EP. 088]

NEW AT COMEDY? YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING … Do you have beginning comedy questions about stand-up? Are you just dipping your toes in the waters of writing and performing? Today I am joined by three current writing students in this “after school special”. They each bring forth a slew of excellent questions. I am willing…

Feel Like an outcast in your own scene

Feel Like An Outcast In Your Own Scene?

– Rik Roberts | www.SchoolOfLaughs.com Many aspiring comedians don’t feel welcomed in their own town. The most common complaints are: “I can’t get any spots.” “It’s like a good ol’ boys club.” “They ain’t letting nobody else in.” I hear ya. We’ve covered this topic a little bit in the past. (See: “Cracking the Comedy Clique”)…

PErfect Comedy Club Set up

PERFECT COMEDY CLUB SET-UP [EP. 039]

Okay, no doubt there is room to disagree on this topic. Everyone has the things they like in a club – and things they hate. This episode is chock full of what I would LOVE to see in a comedy club set-up. From the floors to the ceiling, the sound and lights, to the stage…

LIve Comedy Writing Session

COMEDY IDEA TO PREMISE [EP. 036]

You asked for it – you got it. One frequent request from listeners is to have an episode 100% focussed on writing. So, I challenged Gavin to come in with a handful of ideas he wanted to turn into jokes. Together, we go over his ideas, pick one and spend the episode exploring various angles…

8 Tips For What to Wear on Stage

8 Tips For What To Wear On Stage

by Rik Roberts | www.SchoolOfLaughs.com You spend a lot of time working on your act, networking, and beefing up your web presence. Have you spent any time thinking about what you wear onstage? It is easy to forget that part of the equation. Don’t believe me? Attend any comedy show and most likely you’ll see one or more…

My Love Affair with Comedy

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH STAND-UP COMEDY [EP. 033]

  Why do I love stand-up comedy? Let me count the ways! Check out this episode! If you enjoy this PODCAST please subscribe in iTunes , or  STITCHER and leave a comment and ranking. In this episode we talk about nine attractive characteristics of stand-up. Not that the other art forms aren’t pretty in their own way. But…