Comedy Pro Tips Kerri Pomarolli

KERRI POMAROLLI COMEDY PRO TIPS [EP. 192]

Kerri Pomarolli joins us today to discuss tips for beginning comedians. Kerri is a talented stand-up, writer and performer. She has penned five books, sold two scripts to the Hallmark Channel and also coaches new comedians through her site TheLaughDr.com Kerri is based in Los Angeles. She has appeared in over 75 stage productions and…

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…

DUSTY SLAY comedian 165

Dusty Slay – Kimmel, Clubs and Country Music [EP. 165]

Dusty Slay joins me on the podcast today to discuss all things comedy. Dusty was born and raised in Alabama. He moved to Charleston, SC and got started at first by performing Improv comedy. He tried a little stand-up comedy. His first set was great. But then the following shows were not that good and…

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…

COMEDIAN GREG WARREN

GREG WARREN – TRUST YOUR GUT [EP. 126]

Greg Warren (most recently seen on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show and Comedy Central Presents) has built a strong fan base with an act inspired by his Midwestern upbringing. His CDs, Running Out of Time (Sept 2013) and One Star Wonder (June 2009) hit #3 and #6 respectively in iTunes Top Comedy Albums. An honest mix of self-deprecation, frustration and…

7 thing you can learn from JIM-GAFFIGAN

JIM GAFFIGAN – MORE THAN BACON [EP. 058]

  The new Jim Gaffigan show on TV Land is off to a great start. The scenes are fast paced, jokes land with solid laughs, and the casting is great. And he is holding a snack in just about every scene. Based on his life as a stand-up comedian with a lot of kids ……

BEAT-WRITERS-BLOCK

WRITE NOW – RIGHT NOW [EP. 050]

Coming up with new material can be tough. But it doesn’t have to be. When writer’s block rears its ugly head, you need to have a plan in place and keep moving forward. No doubt, the pressure to be funny can sometimes prevent you from even writing down an idea. That is a mistake. Write…

Bob Hope and Beyond Martha Bolton

BOB HOPE AND BEYOND [EP. 047]

Martha Bolton is a joke-writing machine! As a staff writer for Bob Hope for over fifteen years, Martha developed the comedic muscles to crank out an incredible amount of comedy material. Many others including Phyllis Diller, have hired Martha to produce comedy gold. Check out this episode! In this interview, Martha walks us through the…

Do that new Joke Already

Do That New Joke Already!

By Rik Roberts | www.SchoolOfLaughs.com How many jokes have you written but not got around to performing? Be honest. Is it more than you would like to admit? What are you waiting for? You can’t make something better until you make it first. In other words, the new and improved version will always be on…

Comedy Writing Session Follow Up

COMEDY WRITING SESSION FOLLOW UP [EP. 042]

Check out this episode! In episode 36 “Live Comedy Writing Session” our producer (and aspiring comedian) Gavin Miller brought in a few concepts to brainstorm. After he pitched a few ideas we decided to work on one that was inspired by a friend of his. In a nutshell, the friend wanted to give homeless people…