STAND-UP COMEDY

Putting Your Politics Into Your Act

August 30, 2010
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Last week Michael Ian Black totally lost his shit on stage when an audience member compared Obama to Hitler.  Personally I’m glad he did it.  The audience member, not so much. In this episode we look at how much a comedian should put their own politics and opinions into their act.  What is their responsibility […]

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The Truth About Getting Booked As A Stand-Up

August 27, 2010

If you are even the least bit considering a career as a stand-up comedian I suggest you watch this video.  It talks about all the crap you need to put up with to get an actual paying gig as a comic. The video is funny because it’s true and super duper depressing.  Now please excuse […]

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From The Mail Bag: Best Comedy Cities & Disappearing Scenes

August 23, 2010

In the week’s episode, we answer some questions from the mailbag. One listener wanted to know the best cities to do comedy in. We spoke on the topic with surprising authority considering 95% of the shows we’ve ever done have been in New York. Another listener asked about when thriving comedy scenes suddenly dry up, […]

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Joke Stealing: Is Comedy Justice Blind?

August 16, 2010
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Thievery. In the comedy world there is no greater crime. Should you ever steal? The answer is simple: No. Never. Don’t do it. Except… What if you come up with something on your own, only to discover there is something similar out there? What if you were doing something first, then a more popular comedian […]

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How Personal Is Too Personal?

August 9, 2010
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Let me tell you a story about something that really happened to me. I recorded a podcast about how much personal material should you talk about on stage. Some people reveal every last terrible detail of their lives. But do you want to walk around in the world having everyone know your deepest, darkest secrets? […]

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Going Inside The Comedy Mind With Inside Joke

August 2, 2010
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Is there a big comedian of which you are a fan? If so, then Carl Arnheiter has probably talked to them on his fantastic show Inside Joke. Carl specializes in smart, fun, insightful talks with the biggest names in comedy. This week we talk to Carl about some of the people he’s talked to and […]

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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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