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

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Scott Dikkers – “Funny Filters”

Join us as we talk comedy with the founding editor of The Onion and New York Times best selling author. We discuss Scott’s eleven Funny Filters of comedy writing from his “How to Write Funny” series of books, podcast, and class using examples of each from articles published in the Onion.

We also draw from examples including Monty Python, Seinfeld, Albert Brooks, Rodney Dangerfield, Chris Rock, and much more to help understand how these funny filters work so you can use them in your own comedy writing. Stick around to the end to find out what Scott’s hilarious one-word description he would have on his tombstone in our “Last Laugh” segment.

Joel Byars – “Community”

“It’s all about progress not perfection”

Joel Byars knows comedy. In fact Joel is dubbed a “Big Bag of Comedy Knowledge” at one point in our discussion by Drew, and it’s no surprise why…. Joel has done hundreds of interviews with the BIGGEST names in comedy through his Hot Breath Podcast so him and his listeners (dubbed the “Hotbreathaverse”) can learn comedy from the pros.

In the process of building his Hot Breath platform Joel has been able to accelerate his own growth as a comedian and build a strong community around the platform. His “Write 10 Club” attracts dozens of comics every morning from across the globe with more joining each day to work on writing.

We will watch a clip from Joel’s recently released stand-up special “Trophy Husband” and gain prospective from Joel and discuss comedic writing techniques including word choice, story telling, building up tension, character points of view, and much more!

Andy Huggins – “Character”

“I write things that mean something to me… If there’s a truth to it emotionally then your character is going to shape itself.” Anyone passionate about stand-up won’t want to miss this episode, Andy is a wealth of comedy knowledge and his passion comes through on this interview.

Hosts Brian and Drew watch Andy’s set for the ECAN comedy contest that Andy ultimately went on to win earning him the opportunity to open for Jeff Foxworthy. In our discussion with Andy we covering openers, why jokes about sex and drinking work, managing hecklers, and as the show title suggests seek to understand more about his unique comedic character and how it developed. Plus find out and the inspiration for the applause break created by “YOLO!”

At 70 years old Andy has been a professional comedian for over 40 years, has performed across the country and first got his fame with the Texas Outlaw comics that included comedy heavyweights of the 80’s like Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison. Andy has his name on the wall in the legendary Comedy Store Comedy Club in Los Angeles and performed on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

Show Announcement

Brian and Drew introduce themselves as hosts and explain how the show will run including announcing the first two guests!