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Sam Tallent – “Kill. Every. Night”

Brian and Drew are joined by Sam Tallent standup comedian and road dog as we review the set that got him Just For Laughs New Faces and discuss his book “Running The Light.” So much great advice but it starts with killing every night for Sam! Join us for this fun interview.

Jeff Dye – “Making Fun”

Why you should make a prank call right now. How MTV programming ended the Jackass era and sat on his show numbnuts, why Jeff passed on being being passed at the Comedy Store in the 2000’s, Why acting sucks and standup doesn’t, and so much more!

This show is a lot of fun in fact Jeff reminds us that as comedians it’s our job to “make fun” and that is why it’s actually a good time to capitalize on how sensitive audiences have become.

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“A Comedy Clip show” Looking back at Season 1 with Brian & Drew!

Brian and Drew go back and examine important moments for comedians from all ten episodes from Season 1 including talks with Jon Reep, Ron G, Nore Davis, Sarah Tollemache, Sarah Tiana, Danny Palumbo, Rik Roberts, Scott Dikkers, Joel Byars, and ANdy Huggins.

They also announce the first four guests for Season 2 and the Breaking Down Bits Feedback Mic — Hint — to sign up email breakingdownbits@gmail.com or fill out the form on the website.

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Jon Reep – “Working the Road”

We talk about leveling-up in standup comedy by getting booked at clubs and working the road with the winner of NBC’s fifth season of Last Comic Standing. We then breakdown some material from his latest comedy special on Amazon Prime, “Ginger Beard Man.”

Ron G – “Clean Comedy”

We discuss working clean on stage with one of the best out there at doing it. Working clean doesn’t mean you can’t talk about adult content, plus you keep the door open for way more opportunities in stand up, acting, and more.

Ron has performed on AXS TV Presents: Gotham Comedy Live and HBO’s Insecure.Ron G performed at the 2016 Just for Laughs comedy festival, Chelsea Lately’s round table, The Arsenio Hall Show, Kevin Hart’s LOL LIVE! was a finalist on both the hit TV show Bill Bellamy’s “Who’s Got Jokes” and season 6 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He then received the Prestigious College Comic of the Year award. Most recently he is the winner of NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity award.

Nore Davis – “Online Standup”

Nore is a New York comedian who has released 4 comedy albums his most recent over Zoom in the middle the quarantine called “Live from the Comedy Trap House.” We discuss creating a Zoom comedy album and techniques for performing online standup successfully, how to advance your comedy career, writing on the shoulders of our comedy forefathers, finding joy in bringing people joy, and much more including breaking down his set from Comedy Central Presents from 2019.

Check out more from Nore and his latest album on his website – https://noredavis.com

Sarah Tollemache – “Getting Discovered”

We discuss how to grow as a standup comedian including the importance of social media, when to move to NY/LA, and break down Sarah’s set on Comedy Central at Adam Divine’s in Hawaii. A lot of great writing and performance tips, plus some inside baseball industry info that any comic can find helpful!

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Sarah Tiana – “Roast Comedy”

Interested in how to write Roast Comedy? So many great tips, stories, jokes, and strategies shared by Sarah from over decade of performing and writing Roast Comedy for Comedy Central.

We break down the Comedy Central Roast Battle she had with WWE wrestler turned comedian Dolph Ziggler. Plus stick around until the end to see which host Brian or Drew wins a Roast Battle judged by Sarah!

Danny Palumbo – “Vocal Variety”

Danny shares some great tips in how to prepare for a set and how uses a lot of voice inflection in his delivery to enhance his stage presence and delivery. We watch some of his material that is featured on his new comedy album “Good Morning Mister” that releases on August 25 is currently available for presales.

Danny is a 10 year veteran of comedy based in Los Angeles. featured on Fuse Uproarious, TruTV, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, and featured as a New Face at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Twitter: @Palumbros

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Rik Roberts – “Storytelling”

We talk comedy with 30-year veteran of headlining, Rik Roberts. We watch a clip from his DryBar Comedy special “Put Down the Sweet Tea” and cover so many different writing and performing techniques including using emotion, adding risk, using rhythm, and storytelling. Rik even gives us several exercises and writing prompts that we can use in our own comedy.

Rik teaches comedy and the business of comedy through his School of Laughs online classes and podcast. Learn more – https://www.schooloflaughs.com/ and find more from Rik at https://rikroberts.com/. The full DryBar Comedy special can be viewed here for free – https://www.drybarcomedy.com/specials/rik-roberts-put-down-the-sweet-tea