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…

Jeffrey Jena

JEFFREY JENA – 38 YRS IN THE BIZ [EP. 096]

  Jeffrey Jena started comedy in … 1978! Were you even born? Ha. I was just 10 years old eating fruit loops in my jammies when Jeffrey Jena first hit the stage. Thirteen years later I worked with him for the first time.  And now, some 18 years later, we catch up. Jeffrey is still performing…

HOW TO BECOME A FULL TIME COMEDIAN

GOING FULL TIME INTO STAND-UP COMEDY [EP. 085]

Have you ever dismissed the idea of going full time into stand-up comedy? Did you get overwhelmed by the enormity of it all? Today, Paulina Combow joins us to discuss how she broke down the full time goal into bite size pieces. With an outline, a plan and a deadline in place she is targeting…

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TOP MISTAKES NEW COMEDIANS MAKE [EP. 063]

  When starting your comedy journey, there are hundreds of “first time” occurrences. Some you’ll breeze through and others will blow you away. No sweat. You learn as you go. Just don’t shoot yourself in the foot so many times that people see you hobbling towards them to make the same mistake again. CLICK TO LISTEN No…

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…

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”)…

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…

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…

ROBERT MAC [EP. 038]

This week, in honor of LaughFest you get two bonus interviews. Last year I was honored to perform in the clean comedy showcase during the festival. It was a blast and I got to work with several great comedians. You’ve already heard the interviews with Andy Hendrickson, Pat McGann, and James P. Connolly. This week I am releasing…