podcast bonanza ep 175

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…

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…

BEING VULNERABLE ONSTAGE [EP. 122]

Today I meet up with clean comedian and radio show host Daren Streblow. I’ve known Daren for awhile and he has always been super funny and extremely gracious. Today we talk a lot about the inner mind workings of a stand-up comedian. And we talk in depth about being vulnerable onstage. DARREN STREBLOW SHOW NOTES…

how do i start comedy?

NEW COMEDIAN QUESTIONS (EP. 103)

Aspiring comedians huddle up after a stand-up comedy writing class to ask a variety of questions about pursuing stand-up. From writing and performing to horrible road gigs – we cover a lot of ground! Questions include: Is there a line that you cannot cross in comedy? What was my worst heckling situation? When writing jokes with…

Dan Swartwout

DAN SWARTWOUT – LET YOUR STYLE DEVELOP [EP. 092]

Are you trying to emulate your favorite comedians? Have you already determined your comedic style before your third open mic? If so, you may be limiting yourself and shortchanging your potential. In this episode, Dan Swartwout (or “Swarty” as his friends call him) and I discuss how our influences are like training wheels. They help at…

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”)…

Songs that Describe OPEN MICS

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE [EP. 056]

  Going to your first comedy open mic? Welcome to the jungle, baby! In this episode we offer up 11 song titles that perfectly describe a comedy open mic night. Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t all bad. But man, you do see a common thread unravelling if you attend a dozen or so. CLICK…