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…

PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW STANLEY

ANDREW STANLEY – DARK IN A LIGHT PLACE [EP. 194]

Andrew Stanley graduated from college with a finance degree. He always thought he was funny but didn’t know how to explore writing comedy. A mutual friend introduced Andrew to Scott Dunn, who writes for a lot of great comedians (Listen to Scott’s Episode of the podcast here). Scott recommended Andrew write five minutes of jokes,…

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PUNCHLINES IN PAJAMAS MARTY SIMPSON [EP. 198]

Marty Simpson joins us today to talks about hard lessons learned in stand-up comedy. From getting his first stage time at five hour talent show, to auditioning for Last Comic Standing … it’s all here. He also shares with us insight into his weekly online open mic “Punchlines in Pajamas”. Info below: Join us for…

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SIX IN ONE COMEDY PODCAST BONANZA [EP. 175]

SIX-IN-ONE COMEDY PODCAST BONANZA Happy Labor Day weekend, America. And to everyone else – Hello! This is a comedy podcast about other comedy podcasts. Follow me? Thanks to our sponsors HOT BREATH podcast with Joel Byars and Patreon supporter B. Ellen Wesley! As I was thinking about taking a week off of podcasting to celebrate…

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STAND UP COMEDY FIRST STEPS [EP. 144]

On this episode I sit down with two of my current writing class students to discuss their Stand Up Comedy First Steps. Beginning stand up comedy can definitely be confusing. I try to help guide them in directions that will result in quick wins and momentum. This week’s episode is brought to you by Patreon Sponsor Greg Smrdel. FIRST STEPS…

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AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL [EP. 138]

Today’s “After School Special” podcast is brought to you by Patreon supporter John Hill. To learn how you can support podcast through a small, monthly donation, visit Patreon.com/SchoolOfLaughs  After School Special I am joined today by a group of School of Laughs students after a recent comedy writing class. We had a fun bunch this last round…

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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…

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VOICE TO A VISION WITH SANDI JOY CHADWICK [EP. 118]

Sandi Joy Chadwick turned what could have been a major disappointment (loss of her singing voice) into a victory when she switched her focus to comedy. It took a little encouragement from others to take that initial step. Another nudge from a co-worker led to some bigger breaks. Today Sandi is 20 some odd months…