bo Schuster

HAVE A SEAT ON THE COUCH [EP. 153]

Are you starting stand up comedy later in life? Trying to find a way to get more stage time? Looking for realistic goals? Then this episode is for you! Today I talk with former student Bo Shuster, about all things comedy. This episode is brought to you by Patreon supporter Dwight McCormick and by the…

Managing a comedy club

MANAGING A COMEDY CLUB [EP. 146]

On this episode I sit down with Lucy Sinsheimer,  Zanies Comedy Showplace in Nashville, TN to talk about managing a comedy club. This week’s episode is brought to you by Patreon Sponsor Brian Bates.   MANAGING A COMEDY CLUB SHOW NOTES We cover a lot of ground about managing a comedy club in this episode, including: The first comedy show she…

john branyan

JOHN BRANYAN – PIGS, KITES and COMEDY (EP. 104)

This episode is brought to you by Patreon sponsor Ray Price! Today I catch up with comedian, writer, blogger and illustrator John Branyan. John started comedy in 1990. He just wanted to go to a club and try it and move on. Kind of an early bucket list goal. However, the set went better than…

Jeffrey Jena

JEFFREY JENA – 38 YRS IN THE BIZ [EP. 096]

  Jeffrey Jena started comedy in … 1978! Were you even born? Ha. I was just 10 years old eating fruit loops in my jammies when Jeffrey Jena first hit the stage. Thirteen years later I worked with him for the first time.  And now, some 18 years later, we catch up. Jeffrey is still performing…

Comedian Luis Ramey

LUIS RAMEY – DO WHAT WORKS [EP. 095]

With three Comedy Central specials, appearances on Live at Gotham, The Tonight Show, The View, VH1, MTV and becoming a finalist in Last Comic Standing, Luis Ramey has now set his sights on the globe. He performed on a 40 country world tour that took him to Mumbai, Hong Kong, London, Dubai and Johannesburg. His…

mike james comedian

MIKE JAMES #3rdPickComedy [EP. 094]

Former student Mike James drops by today to catch up. I met Mike James back in 2005 or so and he was starting to get his set together. Writing, tweaking and performing his material constantly has improved his consistency. Now, he is a full time funnyman traveling across the country doing the job he loves. We…

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…

MONTY MITCHELL

MONTY MITCHELL WRANGLED SNAKES [EP. 090]

Monty Mitchell Wrangled Snakes Have you ever driven 6 hours (one way) to an open mic for a quick 5 minute set and then headed home as the sun was coming up? Do you chip away at your vacation benefits one hour a a time so you can pursue your calling? Monty Mitchell has! Monty…

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…

Your Comedy Score Card

KEEPING A COMEDY SCORECARD [EP. 040]

A common question I hear is “what do I do if I feel my comedy has leveled off, or plateaued?” Check out this episode! It’s a great, insightful question that infers both frustration and aspiration. To help relieve the first and achieve the second, we’ve put together a podcast and a “scorecard” to help you…