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Joyelle Nicole Johnson – “Hitting Beats”

Catch our interview with comedian, actor, and writer Joyelle Nicole and find out what two pieces of advice Dave Chappelle gave her early in her career that helped her. We talk about how she was able to land some of her early breaks, writing standup, writing for television, and much more! We break down a set from Comedy Central Presents. All comedians, aspiring comedians, or just comedy fans will take away a few things from our talk with Joyelle.

“Comedy is mathematical and math is music so when you hit certain beats the audience is going to laugh.” – JNJ

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John Caparulo – “Pippen > Jordan”

Yes you read that right, Pippen is better than Jordan. Find out how that statement helped John find his first manager as he discusses what comedians should be looking for in their own manager. We also cover writing on stage, finding your voice, finding comedy from your most frustrating and uncomfortable experiences and so much more.

We break down a set from John’s “Caplets” project where he decided to stop working on hour specials and focus on writing a new set every 30 days. Over a period of three and a half years he relapsed 44 of these all found on his YouTube channel and website – https://johncaparulo.com. You can also find his new comic book series! What a joy it was to talk comedy with John, enjoy!

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Tom Thakkar – “Graveyard Babies”

NYC comedian Tom Thakkar joins the show to share to talk about Graveyard babies. What’s that you ask? Listen to the pod to find out! He shares his experiences in the comedy business and we break down his 2019 Comedy Central Half Hour set.

Tom has some great tips for how to calm your nerves and to enjoy yourself while performing on stage because that is what it’s all about!Tom’s passion for comedy comes through in this episode and he has some great insight on how to level up in comedy — No secret step one is work to be funny on stage consistently, you’ll have to listen in to get the rest!

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Sean Patton – “Tangents”

Such a fun interview right out the gate as Sean Patton, NYC comedian shares advice on industry including why comics don’t talk to you. What happens after you get a big break (hint: nothing) comparing Houston and New Orleans scenes, LA and New York scenes, and reminds us to ALWAYS RECORD AND LISTEN TO ALL YOUR SETS.

Sean has a great anaology to look at the distinction between just being funny and killing on stage. He suggests you should be okay with falling on stage, leaving potholes for yourself and digging out allowing organic comedy to happen by exploring tangents. Never kill your babies… If you have an idea you find funny you probably just need to find the right way to communicate it on stage. And so much more!

Follow Sean on social @mrseanpatton and https://meseanpatton.com

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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.”

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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.

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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

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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!

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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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