Feel Like an outcast in your own scene

Feel Like An Outcast In Your Own Scene?

– Rik Roberts | www.SchoolOfLaughs.com Many aspiring comedians don’t feel welcomed in their own town. The most common complaints are: “I can’t get any spots.” “It’s like a good ol’ boys club.” “They ain’t letting nobody else in.” I hear ya. We’ve covered this topic a little bit in the past. (See: “Cracking the Comedy Clique”)…

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,…

Sound Exchange

SOUNDEXCHANGE MAY HAVE MONEY FOR YOU! [EP. 048]

A former student of mine, and the executive director of the Nashville Film Institute Ted Crockett contacted me about appearing on a panel at the Nashville Film Institute’s “Film Festival”. I was interested. When he told me the panel was to discuss royalties and rights ownerships for comedians and performers – I was invested. When he…

Bob Hope and Beyond Martha Bolton

BOB HOPE AND BEYOND [EP. 047]

Martha Bolton is a joke-writing machine! As a staff writer for Bob Hope for over fifteen years, Martha developed the comedic muscles to crank out an incredible amount of comedy material. Many others including Phyllis Diller, have hired Martha to produce comedy gold. Check out this episode! In this interview, Martha walks us through the…

sales tips for comedians

SALES STRATEGIES FOR COMICS [EP. 046]

Like it or not, part Of the job of a comedian is “sales”. You are constantly selling your act, selling your professionalism, selling yourself to bookers, owners, managers, agents and audiences. If you can’t spend some time to develop that skill, you will struggle. It’s plain, and simple. Check out this episode! Whether you represent…