Scott Long

CREATING A LOCAL PRESENCE WITH SCOTT LONG [EP. 174]

Comedian Scott Long joins us today to talk about creating a local presence in your market. If you haven’t realized the importance of becoming a resource in your own community – you are missing out. I’ve known Scott Long for over 25 years. We started roughly the same time in similar cities. He lived in…

starting your own comedy show

STARTING YOUR OWN COMEDY SHOW [EP. 158]

Today I am joined by students who want to know insights on starting your own comedy show, how to get started when you are an introvert, getting spots on booked shows and writing for others. These are all great questions! I figured if they were wondering about something chances are you may be, too. When…

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…

comedy questions

LISTENER EMAIL QUESTIONS [EP. 107]

  Among the listener email questions we tackle are: HOW CAN I BEST MANAGE AN EMAIL LIST? I hate to bother ya. But do you remember what episode you talked about email lists? I’m starting to get enough names on my email list where I should really switch over to a better way of keeping…

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…

NATE BARGATZE [EP. 074]

Stand-Up Comedian Nate Bargatze is a busy man. His Comedy Central one hour special “Full Time Magic” was a huge success. And the CD went to number one on the Billboard Comedy charts – topping his first CD “Yelled At By A clown” which made it to number two. He makes time to join us…

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…

PErfect Comedy Club Set up

PERFECT COMEDY CLUB SET-UP [EP. 039]

Okay, no doubt there is room to disagree on this topic. Everyone has the things they like in a club – and things they hate. This episode is chock full of what I would LOVE to see in a comedy club set-up. From the floors to the ceiling, the sound and lights, to the stage…

trouble shooting a slow start on stage

Troubleshooting A Slow Start Onstage

By Rik Roberts | www.SchoolofLaughs.com At some point, every new comedian will have a show that just gets off to a sluggish start. The laughs aren’t coming, the crowd looks confused, and something seems amiss. The comedian can blame the crowd, shrug it off and forget about it. Or, if the set was recorded, they…