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“Hosting” – Caitlin Peluffo

Brian and Drew are joined by NYC comedian Caitlin Peluffo. She is SO FUN and discusses the importance of building your comedy networking to accelerate your career. Including details about submitting for festivals and strategies for getting the most out of attending festivals. We dive into some show hosting tips that are helpful, we listen and break down her high energy set on the Late Show with Colbert, and so much more.

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“Transitions” – Geoff Plitt

Brian and Drew speak with LA director, writer, and standup comedian Geoff Plitt. This is a must listen for all comics! Geoff’s disciplined approach to writing and his commitment to growing his social media channels are inspiring and actionable.

Geoff discusses is content creation strategy and shares some of his tips to grow your TikTok account (we all know this is important at this point, right?) He also shares his weekly efficient process to turn news headlines into monologue jokes that anyone can adopt. We often hear about writing “prompts” to get writing started, but we have yet to hear about “transitions” to keep writing going, plus so much more!

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“Visual” – Francisco Ramos

His success started with working the door at the World Famous Comedy Store in LA and got his first break as a voice actor in the animated hit Rio. Then passed at the comedy store and appearances on TV like Shameless and NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

He cautions not to do anything you may regret later, where in comedy we’re often advised say “yes to everything.” He shares how acting and improv are related and different from standup. Find out what it means when Francisco calls himself a “visual writer” and so much more!

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“50 Bad Sets” Greg Warren

What an incredible discussion with Greg Warren! He cautions that even the best comics have to take a beating. You can count down your 50 bad sets to when you’re good is one of his many tips. Also morning pages, dealing with rejection, being seen in the room, quitting your day job, listen to your sets as background noise, and so much more!

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“Pandora’s Box” with Andy Woodhull

Brian and Drew speak with Andy Woodhull, a nationally touring comedian and writer who has been featured on the Tonight Show, Dry Bar Comedy, Comedy Central, and James Corden.

Andy shares so many tips and tricks including the free tools to help grow your following in Pandora. He talks about writing groups, late night show submissions, working the road, comedy contests, and tells you it’s okay to keep telling those old jokes… And so much more.

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Liz Miele “Self Made”

Liz took a non-traditional path to rise to her success. When her contemporaries were doing the normal path such as Just for Laughs and late night TV spots Liz was doing international tours and self producing her albums and saying yes to nearly everything because she knew that more exposure could lead to opening new doors in her career and she was right! She has found a way to really get ahead during the pandemic including re-releasing her first special on YouTube along side her latest special “Self Help Me” which together have gained over 2.6M views since 2020 as of the time of this recording.

We look at Liz’s incredibly meticulous writing process as we examine a clip from “Self Help Me.” Such an incredible and inspiring discussion with a very passionate and talented comedian! Don’t miss this one.

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Jasmine Ellis – “TikTok”

L.A. comedian, writer, and actress Jasmine Ellis, originally from Texas, joins Brian and Drew. We talk a lot of the top about social media strategies including TikTok as a platform to build your following. We also talk about performing in front of different audiences and changing your setups to be relatable but still sticking your material and staying authentic. We watch a clip from her Dry Bar Comedy special “Nobody’s Queen” and discuss some behind the scenes of doing a Drybar special in front of their unique audiences in Provost, UT including the challenges with performing in front of audiences who like clean comedy.

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Gianmarco Soresi – “Phone a Friend”

Brian and Drew are joined by NYC comedian, actor, and writer Gianmarco Soresi. Gianmarco opens up about how his journey as as standup comedian admitting he was initially just an actor playing a comedian running an hour for one his first sets, until he got serious about writing and getting stage time. Some his first moves were picking up check spots at a tough NYC club and leveraging his acting credits to get stagetime to quickly ascend as one of the more respected up-and-coming comics in the NYC scene.

We hit on a lot of topics including roast battling, check spots, performing in front of different audiences, showing up authentic, writing with comedians and non-comedian friends, and much more!

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Aristotle Georgeson – “Character”

Such a valuable and timely topic for all standup comics – how to go viral on social media! Is there a character in your act that could possibly come to life online? That’s a route that has paid off big for Aristotle with his alter ego Blake Webber has amassed over 4 million followers and hundreds of millions of views across the internet and on TV.

We also cover topics like crowd work, taking risks on stage, and much more! A must listen to for all comics!

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Matthew Broussard – “Mosaic”

NYC actor, standup comedian, and talented sculptor of Pokémon figurines Matthew Broussard drops some knowledge on the show. Listen in to find out what a “Shit Big Mac” and an “Open Face Shit Sandwich” is for your open mic work. How building a set list is like making a mosaic. Why you should keep a bad ideas notebook. How social media help you with word economy, and so much more!

Matthew shares what he has learned from his incredibly fast accent in comedy beginning in Houston, TX. After only a year in standup, he won funniest comic in Texas and made his way out to LA with a brief stop in Austin. He was vulnerable enough to share how he struggled in those markets until he finally found his true home in New York city where he has excelled getting late night spots on Conan, The Tonight Show, and featured on Comedy Central’s “This Week at the Comedy Cellar.”

Follow Matthew on social media @mondaypunday or on his website mondaypunday.com and catch his podcast “She does Standup too? with his girlfriend Laura Sogar.