CLAYBURN COX

CLAYBURN COX – CELAN, CLEVER, UNIQUE [EP. 167]

This week I sit and talk with the creative and hilarious Clayburn Cox. Clayburn is based in Auburn, AL where he teaches Photoshop to high school students. Those students torture him with those very skills. Clayburn and I first met in 2008 at a Christian Comedy Association conference in Murfreesboro TN. That conference introduced Clay…

BROOKYN DICENT

SHOWCASE YOUR TALENTS WITH BROOKLYN DICENT [EP. 114]

  Brooklyn Dicent talks about her dual careers as a professional leadership trainer and … Comedienne.  We cover a lot of ground and dig into social media this week again. Late in the interview we cover a topic that we’ve yet to dig into: VIDEO TESTIMONIALS. If nothing else, dig into this portion. We also talk…

how to quit comedy

SHOULD YOU QUIT COMEDY? [Ep. 101]

Should you quit comedy? Do you ever have the feeling that this thing is going nowhere? Do you feel like you are pouring time and resources into a bottomless pit? Does it seem like everything and everyone is working against you? Maybe it is over. Or you may just have hit a rough spot in…

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…

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…

DISC Personality Assessments

PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT INSIGHT [EP. 049]

Knowing how to approach different people based on their personality type can be a HUGE factor in whether you get your message across. Randy Miller of MOVE ON TODAY 2 specializes in identifying personality traits and how to interact with people based on them. Check out this episode! When it comes to being a comedian,…

Comedy Writing Session Follow Up

PRODUCING YOUR OWN SHOWS – PAULINA COMBOW [EP. 041]

Former student Paulina Combow stops by the studios to inspire and inform us of her progress. Paulina attended college in a small town in Western, KY where she learned Mass Communications. After graduating, she felt a “comedy internal clock” ticking and decided to berth that comedy baby. She started in the Fall of 2011 and…

8 Tips For What to Wear on Stage

8 Tips For What To Wear On Stage

by Rik Roberts | www.SchoolOfLaughs.com You spend a lot of time working on your act, networking, and beefing up your web presence. Have you spent any time thinking about what you wear onstage? It is easy to forget that part of the equation. Don’t believe me? Attend any comedy show and most likely you’ll see one or more…

Finding Your Ultimate audience

FINDING YOUR ULTIMATE AUDIENCE [EP. 030]

At some point you will discover that your jokes appeal to a certain type of audience. Hopefully, that group will be full of people you enjoy performing for. When this happens, you have found your “Ultimate Audience”. Check out this episode! Early on, I don’t want you to get to hung up on finding out…