School Of Laughs

by Rik Roberts

School Of Laughs
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 105
  • Last: 1 Mar 2018
From the aspiring comedian to the part time pro this is the podcast you've been looking for! This podcast is full of honest insight and useful information on the journey from the open mic to the sweet paying corporate gig. Shows range in format from "comedy campfires" where we swap out the fire for a mic and get to the key questions from aspiring comics to in-depth interviews with professional comedians, booking agents, managers and club owners. Led by 23 yr comedy veteran Rik Roberts (www.RikRoberts.com) as part of his School of Laughs (www.SchoolofLaughs.com) workshop series.

Episodes (105)

  • 100 EPISODES OF THE SCHOOL OF LAUGHS PODCAST!
    100 EPISODES OF THE SCHOOL OF LAUGHS PODCAST!
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    Published: 12 May 2016 Duration: 49:55
    We did it. You did it. I did it. It was done. What is IT? 100 episodes! Woo hoo! This episode of the School Of Laughs podcast is brought to you by Chelle Baxter, Peter Margaritas, Sandi Joy Chadwick and John Charlton - thanks! It is crazy ... Read more →
    We did it. You did it. I did it. It was done. What is IT? 100 episodes! Woo hoo! This episode of the School Of Laughs podcast is brought to you by Chelle Baxter, Peter Margaritas, Sandi Joy Chadwick and John Charlton - thanks! It is crazy ... Read more →

  • 095 LUIS RAMEY - DO WHAT WORKS!
    095 LUIS RAMEY - DO WHAT WORKS!
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    Published: 7 Apr 2016 Duration: 59:43
    With three Comedy Central specials, appearances on Live at Gotham, The Tonight Show, The View, VH1, MTV and becoming a finalist in Last Comic Standing, Louis has now set his sights on the globe. He performed on a 40 country world tour that ... Read more →
    With three Comedy Central specials, appearances on Live at Gotham, The Tonight Show, The View, VH1, MTV and becoming a finalist in Last Comic Standing, Louis has now set his sights on the globe. He performed on a 40 country world tour that ... Read more →

  • 083 BREAK THE COMEDY RECORD - AGAIN!
    083 BREAK THE COMEDY RECORD - AGAIN!
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    Published: 14 Jan 2016 Duration: 33:48
    Would you like to be part of a record setting group of comedians? Did you miss your chance last year? Now is the time to make plans for being part of the "greatest, dumbest thing" Chad Riden and D. J. Buckley have ever done - AGAIN. That's... Read more →
    Would you like to be part of a record setting group of comedians? Did you miss your chance last year? Now is the time to make plans for being part of the "greatest, dumbest thing" Chad Riden and D. J. Buckley have ever done - AGAIN. That's... Read more →

  • ANDY BENINGO CLEAN COMEDY AND FATHERHOOD [EP. 145]
    ANDY BENINGO CLEAN COMEDY AND FATHERHOOD [EP. 145]
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    Published: 15 Jun 2017 Duration: 42:13
    On this episode I sit down with Andy Beningo from Live at Gotham. Andy started comedy 12 years ago while attending Central Michigan University. The last 10 of those years he has been performing full time. Splitting his time equally between ... Read more →
    On this episode I sit down with Andy Beningo from Live at Gotham. Andy started comedy 12 years ago while attending Central Michigan University. The last 10 of those years he has been performing full time. Splitting his time equally between ... Read more →

  • KAREN KNOTTS - A DEPUTY'S DAUGHTER [EP. 151]
    KAREN KNOTTS - A DEPUTY'S DAUGHTER [EP. 151]
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    Published: 1 Sep 2017 Duration: 49:49
    Today I get to talk with the wonderfully talented and super sweet Karen Knotts. Does that last name sound familiar? Yes, her father was the one and only Don Knotts! Karen grew up in Glendale, CA and was interested in becoming a child actor.... Read more →
    Today I get to talk with the wonderfully talented and super sweet Karen Knotts. Does that last name sound familiar? Yes, her father was the one and only Don Knotts! Karen grew up in Glendale, CA and was interested in becoming a child actor.... Read more →

  • 074 NATE BARGATZE [podcast]
    074 NATE BARGATZE [podcast]
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    Published: 12 Nov 2015 Duration: 01:07:57
    Stand-Up Comedian Nate Bargatze is a busy man. His Comedy Central one hour special “Full Time Magic” was a huge success. And the CD went to number one on the Billboard Comedy charts - topping his first CD “Yelled At By A clown” which made i... Read more →
    Stand-Up Comedian Nate Bargatze is a busy man. His Comedy Central one hour special “Full Time Magic” was a huge success. And the CD went to number one on the Billboard Comedy charts - topping his first CD “Yelled At By A clown” which made i... Read more →

  • 096 JEFFREY JENA - 38 YEARS IN THE BIZ!
    096 JEFFREY JENA - 38 YEARS IN THE BIZ!
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    Published: 14 Apr 2016 Duration: 43:10
    Jeffrey Jena started comedy in ... 1978! Were you even born? Ha. I was just 10 years old eating fruit loops in my jammies when Jeffrey Jena first hit the stage. Thirteen years later I worked with him for the first time.  And now, some 18 ye... Read more →
    Jeffrey Jena started comedy in ... 1978! Were you even born? Ha. I was just 10 years old eating fruit loops in my jammies when Jeffrey Jena first hit the stage. Thirteen years later I worked with him for the first time.  And now, some 18 ye... Read more →

  • 066 CROWD WORK TIPS & TRICKS [podcast]
    066 CROWD WORK TIPS & TRICKS [podcast]
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    Published: 17 Sep 2015 Duration: 35:03
    CROWD WORK Watching a masterful comedian navigate crowd work is a beautiful thing. Like a hunter, they are one step ahead of their prey. Leading them here, baiting them there. The stand-up comedian is artfully creating a theatre in which t... Read more →
    CROWD WORK Watching a masterful comedian navigate crowd work is a beautiful thing. Like a hunter, they are one step ahead of their prey. Leading them here, baiting them there. The stand-up comedian is artfully creating a theatre in which t... Read more →

  • 090 MONTY MITCHELL - SNAKES, RED BULL & ROAD TRIPS
    090 MONTY MITCHELL - SNAKES, RED BULL & ROAD TRIPS
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    Published: 3 Mar 2016 Duration: 49:33
    Monty Mitchell Wrangled Snakes! Have you ever driven 6 hours (one way) to an open mic for a quick 5 minute set and then headed home as the sun was coming up? Do you chip away at your vacation benefits one hour a a time so you can pursue yo... Read more →
    Monty Mitchell Wrangled Snakes! Have you ever driven 6 hours (one way) to an open mic for a quick 5 minute set and then headed home as the sun was coming up? Do you chip away at your vacation benefits one hour a a time so you can pursue yo... Read more →

  • STEVE MARTIN, MARTIN SHORT [EP. 139]
    STEVE MARTIN, MARTIN SHORT [EP. 139]
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    Published: 23 Mar 2017 Duration: 40:52
    Today’s episode Steve Martin Martin Short is brought to you by Patreon Supporter Amy Lynch. To learn how you can support the podcast visit www.SchoolOfLaughs.com/Patreon. We are also brought to you by Funny&Amen.com. If you need help with v... Read more →
    Today’s episode Steve Martin Martin Short is brought to you by Patreon Supporter Amy Lynch. To learn how you can support the podcast visit www.SchoolOfLaughs.com/Patreon. We are also brought to you by Funny&Amen.com. If you need help with v... Read more →

  • 060 COMEDY & CONFIDENCE [podcast]
    060 COMEDY & CONFIDENCE [podcast]
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    Published: 6 Aug 2015 Duration: 25:19
    Our guest today will prove that you can either make excuses or make adjustments. You think it’s hard to find stage time where you live? Try getting up in northern Utah. You can’t find a place to do a show? Start your own comedy night. You b... Read more →
    Our guest today will prove that you can either make excuses or make adjustments. You think it’s hard to find stage time where you live? Try getting up in northern Utah. You can’t find a place to do a show? Start your own comedy night. You b... Read more →

  • 061 LAST COMIC STANDING [podcast]
    061 LAST COMIC STANDING [podcast]
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    Published: 14 Aug 2015 Duration: 31:05
    Last Comic Standing, the premier stand-up showcase contest, is back! The comics are as strong as ever. Now in it's 9th season, the show had finally found it's rhythm. No longer confined by the restaints of "living in a house" based reality ... Read more →
    Last Comic Standing, the premier stand-up showcase contest, is back! The comics are as strong as ever. Now in it's 9th season, the show had finally found it's rhythm. No longer confined by the restaints of "living in a house" based reality ... Read more →

  • 079 JOHN CRIST HAS QUESTIONS
    079 JOHN CRIST HAS QUESTIONS
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    Published: 17 Dec 2015 Duration: 30:40
    John Crist started off as the announcement guy at his church. That eventually led to his first open mic night in 2009. It wasn’t long before Crist emerged onto the national comedy scene winning The Denver Improv’s Got Laughs Competition, Th... Read more →
    John Crist started off as the announcement guy at his church. That eventually led to his first open mic night in 2009. It wasn’t long before Crist emerged onto the national comedy scene winning The Denver Improv’s Got Laughs Competition, Th... Read more →

  • 082 1ST YEAR IN STAND-UP COMEDY FULL TIME
    082 1ST YEAR IN STAND-UP COMEDY FULL TIME
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    Published: 7 Jan 2016 Duration: 45:49
    Want to hear how a first full year as a professional stand-up comedian unfolds? This is the podcast for you! Brian Bates visits to share what he learned. Brian, a former School Of Laughs student, left his full time job at a TV station whe... Read more →
    Want to hear how a first full year as a professional stand-up comedian unfolds? This is the podcast for you! Brian Bates visits to share what he learned. Brian, a former School Of Laughs student, left his full time job at a TV station whe... Read more →

  • 097 MIKE HICKMAN FORGET ABOUT THE AUDIENCE
    097 MIKE HICKMAN FORGET ABOUT THE AUDIENCE
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    Published: 21 Apr 2016 Duration: 29:15
    Christian comedian Mike Hickman joins me on the show today to discuss his comedy journey. Mike is a versatile performer who can entertain at a retirement home one day and a youth group the next. HIs comedy goes beyond just the stage. As an ... Read more →
    Christian comedian Mike Hickman joins me on the show today to discuss his comedy journey. Mike is a versatile performer who can entertain at a retirement home one day and a youth group the next. HIs comedy goes beyond just the stage. As an ... Read more →

  • BEING OPEN TO OPPORTUNITY (EP. 125]
    BEING OPEN TO OPPORTUNITY (EP. 125]
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    Published: 2 Nov 2016 Duration: 34:21
    Kerri Pomarolli has a diverse background in comedy. With experience in Sketch, TV, Stand-UP and Speaking, she stays open to opportunities in a variety of areas of show business. After moving to L.A. in her early twenties, she soon started t... Read more →
    Kerri Pomarolli has a diverse background in comedy. With experience in Sketch, TV, Stand-UP and Speaking, she stays open to opportunities in a variety of areas of show business. After moving to L.A. in her early twenties, she soon started t... Read more →

  • GRINDING IT OUT WHILE STILL AT A JOB [EP. 137]
    GRINDING IT OUT WHILE STILL AT A JOB [EP. 137]
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    Published: 23 Feb 2017 Duration: 35:46
      Grinding It Out While Still At A Day Job I’m joined today by former School of Laughs student Lee Hardin to discuss what it’s like 3 years into the grind. Still working a day job to pay the bills, Lee has started to get some traction in h... Read more →
      Grinding It Out While Still At A Day Job I’m joined today by former School of Laughs student Lee Hardin to discuss what it’s like 3 years into the grind. Still working a day job to pay the bills, Lee has started to get some traction in h... Read more →

  • STAND UP COMEDY FIRST STEPS [EP. 144]
    STAND UP COMEDY FIRST STEPS [EP. 144]
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    Published: 1 Jun 2017 Duration: 41:35
    On this episode I sit down with two of my current writing class students to discuss their Stand Up Comedy First Steps. Beginning stand up comedy can definitely be confusing. I try to help guide them in directions that will result in quick w... Read more →
    On this episode I sit down with two of my current writing class students to discuss their Stand Up Comedy First Steps. Beginning stand up comedy can definitely be confusing. I try to help guide them in directions that will result in quick w... Read more →

  • JEANNE ROBERTSON - COMEDY WITH CLASS [EP. 148]
    JEANNE ROBERTSON - COMEDY WITH CLASS [EP. 148]
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    Published: 19 Jul 2017 Duration: 44:05
    JEANNE ROBERTSON COMEDY WITH CLASS [EP. 148] Jeanne Robertson (one of my comedy favorites) joins us today! We discuss a career that started in late 60’s and has carried her into her mid seventies! You don’t last 54 years in show business un... Read more →
    JEANNE ROBERTSON COMEDY WITH CLASS [EP. 148] Jeanne Robertson (one of my comedy favorites) joins us today! We discuss a career that started in late 60’s and has carried her into her mid seventies! You don’t last 54 years in show business un... Read more →

  • SUMMIT COMEDY INC., [EP. 149]
    SUMMIT COMEDY INC., [EP. 149]
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    Published: 1 Aug 2017 Duration: 35:33
    On today's show I catch up with Chuck Johnson, CEO of Summit Comedy Inc., in Charlotte, NC. I first net Chuck in the late nineties when he left Comedy Zone and started his own comedy agency. At that time he was doing a little bit of everyth... Read more →
    On today's show I catch up with Chuck Johnson, CEO of Summit Comedy Inc., in Charlotte, NC. I first net Chuck in the late nineties when he left Comedy Zone and started his own comedy agency. At that time he was doing a little bit of everyth... Read more →