COMEDY THEORY

Designing The Perfect Comedy Club

July 26, 2010
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The comedy club. Perhaps no other words in the English Language fill a comic with such a strange mixture of excitement and dread. Comedy clubs are where the people are, the people who have paid to have you make them laugh. They are also the place of annoying owners, broken mic stands, uncomfortable greenrooms, and […]

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Pop Culture Comedy

July 12, 2010
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This week comedian Ben Kissel stops by to talk to us about using pop culture as a basis for your comedy. Sure, it’s a good way to get a quick laugh, but if you’re not careful, your jokes may have the shelf life of Vanilla Ice and Justin Bieber fighting to the death with pet […]

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The Rules and Lingo of Comedy Writing

June 21, 2010
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In this week’s episode we take a look at the comedy writing lingo and the rules of Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, the film making trio that brought you Airplane!, The Naked Gun and Top Secret! Showing that even in comedies as seemingly scattershot as the ZAZ films, there is a method to […]

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Does God Like Comedy?

May 31, 2010
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In this week’s episode a rabbi, a priest and two podcasters walk into a bar and…ah forget it, those are never funny.  This week we look at religions place in comedy. How does having faith in a God of some kind effect your sense of humor?  Can you make good jokes about God that aren’t […]

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Knowing When To Call It Quits

May 3, 2010
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In this week’s episode Dustin and Dan take an in depth look at, oh forget it. Just forget it. Writing these things is too hard. I quit. I just quit. Naaaah, I’m just joshing with ya. But that did illustrate the topic this week: Quitting. You’ll hear a lot of good advice about sticking it […]

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The Art of Co-Hosting

April 12, 2010
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Folks, some weeks we have a show for you and some weeks we have a show. Know what I’m saying? You don’t? Hmm. Let me start over. This week we welcome the delightful Abbi Crutchfield and Andrew Singer (who is also known as Soce, The Elemental Wizard, which is only like the best name ever). […]

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EPISODE 100!!!!!!

April 5, 2010
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They said it couldn’t be done. But we did it. It’s done. It happened. Get used to it. The Comedy Nerds has hit it’s 100th episode. And to commemorate this auspicious occasion, The (Wo)man. The Myth. The Legend. Sound Engineer has stepped out from behind the audio console and in front of a microphone. She’ll […]

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