Jay Jurden – “Autonomy & Anonymity”

You will pick up quickly that Jay Jurden’s passion for standup comedy is infectious. He shares so many great insights that can benefit comics at all levels including topics such as act outs, comedy contests, prepping for big sets, naming your debut album, and much more. Stick around through the end to find out why autonomy and anonymity is important as a comic.

Jay regularly performs comedy all over the country and has been seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonComedy Central Digital, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. His debut album, Jay Jurden Y’all, debuted #1 on iTunes. Jay was selected as one of Just for Laughs Festival’s New Faces 2019. Vulture named him one of the “Comedians You Should and Will Know in 2020.”

Find Jay’s album and more on his website: and follow him on social @jayjurden

Breaking Down Bits is hosted by Comedians Brian Gendron @thebriangendron and Drew Jordan @drewistalkward


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 – You can also find his new comic book series! What a joy it was to talk comedy with John, enjoy!


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!

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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.”

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.

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!