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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…

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 ……

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…

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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…

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COMEDIANS AND PRESIDENTS [EP. 045]

With the talk of presidential candidates in the air here in the United States, I got to thinking about what I want in a leader. Oddly enough, many traits we identified are also traits of great comedians. Candidates are definitely characters. Comedians are as well. But what are the common links that cross over from…

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…

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TONY DEYO [EP. 037]

You’ve already heard the interviews with Andy Hendrickson, Pat McGann, and James P. Connolly. This week I am releasing the two remaining interviews Tony Deyo and Robert Mac. 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…

LIve Comedy Writing Session

COMEDY IDEA TO PREMISE [EP. 036]

You asked for it – you got it. One frequent request from listeners is to have an episode 100% focussed on writing. So, I challenged Gavin to come in with a handful of ideas he wanted to turn into jokes. Together, we go over his ideas, pick one and spend the episode exploring various angles…