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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…

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…

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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…

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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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WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT [EP. 032]

  The current Guinness World Record for “Longest Stand-Up Comedy Show – Multiple Comedians” is 80 hours and was achieved by comedians at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood December 6-9, 2010. That show included 170 different acts by 150 comedians. Would you like to be part of history?  Help us break this Guinness World record!   Check out…

Are you built for stand up comedy

Are You Built for Stand-Up Comedy?

You have been thinking about trying stand-up comedy for awhile. Your friends all say you should try it. In conversations with strangers you easily get laughs. People gravitate towards you at parties. You fire off comebacks and retorts like a Gatling gun. In short, you think you have what it takes. Maybe, you even went…

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This Post is Not About the New England Patriots

This Post Is Not About The New England Patriots So, I really didn’t want to write anything related to the recent accusations against The New England Patriots. NFL investigators found 11 of 12 footballs were under-inflated in a 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in he AFC Championship game. The story seemed to have run…