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 had recurring roles on Port Charles, and The Young and The Restless and “General Hospital”. She has been in motion pictures such as “DeadLock”, and her latest is on Netflix, “The Brennan Manning Story”
All that to say, listen to her tips!!!
Kerri Pomarolli Show Notes
We cover a lot of useful information fro new comedians today. Including,
- Why writing is the KEY to comedy
- How taking classes or having a mentor is crucial to a quick start
- The one thing there is NO SUBSTITUTE for if you want to be a great comedian
- How many shows she thinks it takes to get your feet wet in comedy
- Her comedy barometer for getting to the punch line
- Why TAGS are so great
- Why a joke is like a telegram
- When it is a good idea to TURN DOWN an agent
- Comedy crowds versus church audiences
- How to dress for a show
- Script writing tips
- How to pitch a script
and so much more!
If you enjoy listening to Kerri, check out this previous episode where we discuss how to recognize and take advantage of opportunity.
BE OPEN TO OPPORTUNITY W/ KERRI POMAROLLI [EP. 125]
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