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.”
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!
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
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.