“Farmer” – Dustin Nickerson

Get into a routine like a farmer! Do your sets, record them, post clips, record your podcast and do it on a regular cadence. If you get fans you win! Focus on social media YouTube & TikTok because the algorithms put you in front of new people. Find ways to make your money outside the clubs — Spotiify, SiriusXM, YouTube, and gigs. Find out how to monetize fans selling merchandise use tools to find out where your fans are.

You have to find something other than clubs to pay your bills while your on the come up. The four C’s Corporates, colleges, corporates, or chruchs. Most, if not all, of your breaks will come from comics, so network! This and so much more, great episode for all comics but especially for those that are or who want to do touring and club work.

We watch a clip from Dustin’s latest special filmed during the Pandemic, “Overwhelmed” available to watch for free on YouTube ( also, be a good sport and subscribe to his channel) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRIRmlo4OR8

“Questions” Steven Rogers

Brian and Drew are joined by friend of the show, NYC comedian Steven Rogers. For years Steven has been on tour with the great Brian Regan and made his late night debut on the Colbert Show in 2019. He is working on releasing his album later in 2021.

We have a great discussion with Steven about both the comedy industry and writing. What stands out from Steven’s story is you’ve got to get out to comedy festivals once you’re a few years in, because that is where breaks can happen. We also have a great discussion about treating mental health. Steven shares his writing process which includes tips such as eliminating words and trying to figure out what questions that the audience would want answered as he delivers his material. Great episode for all levels of comics!

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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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Ian Lara – “Always Bring It”

Ian’s accent in comedy is inspirational for anyone new to comedy or for maybe has been in it for a while and hasn’t gotten any big breaks. By staying focused and being patient he was able to earn the respect of comics that were able to help him further his career including landing a spot on the Tonight Show, Comedy Central, and HBO.

His message is clear, put the work in upfront so you can always bring it when you go onstage. Even if you bomb, comics and bookers will take notice you are putting in the effort. So many great tips and helpful experiences shared. Enjoy this excellent conversation with Ian Lara!

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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