http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:37:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 In the End, It’s Just You That Crowd and That Microphone http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4864/in-the-end-its-just-you-that-crowd-and-that-microphone/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4864/in-the-end-its-just-you-that-crowd-and-that-microphone/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:37:26 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4864 microphone-stage-bw

You have been toiling on your act for a while. You’ve written. You’ve tightened. You’ve rehearsed. You’ve sweat. You’ve honed. You feel you’re beginning to find your voice.

You’ve developed a crystalized point of view and a through-line that’s on steroids and you’re ready to flex it like a 20-year-old with a well-earned six-pack.

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The Make-It-Or-Break-It Importance of Remembering a Name http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4839/the-make-it-or-break-it-importance-of-remembering-a-name/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4839/the-make-it-or-break-it-importance-of-remembering-a-name/#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:27:56 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4839 . . . → Read More: The Make-It-Or-Break-It Importance of Remembering a Name   Read more...

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How Robin Williams Saved My Life http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4779/how-robin-williams-saved-my-life/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4779/how-robin-williams-saved-my-life/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:56:41 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4779 Robin-Williams_thumb.jpg

The Lessons; In Life and in Comedy

The life and comedy lessons that I learned from the brief encounters I had with Robin Williams came flooding back to me since I got the news of his death.

It was 4:00PM Monday August 11th, and I was sitting at the computer writing jokes; ironically, only . . . → Read More: How Robin Williams Saved My Life   Read more...

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Top 3 Things You Should Be Doing As a Writer Right Now http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4760/top-3-things-you-should-be-doing-as-a-writer-right-now/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4760/top-3-things-you-should-be-doing-as-a-writer-right-now/#comments Sun, 10 Aug 2014 21:49:20 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4760 Image.png

If things weren’t interesting enough in the Late Night world, Chelsea Handler of “Chelsea Lately” has just signed to do a Late Night Show on Netflix.

Huh?

This immediately made me wonder: What is Netflix thinking?!

I think this can work, and if it does, what does it mean for you?

Netflix is . . . → Read More: Top 3 Things You Should Be Doing As a Writer Right Now   Read more...

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5 Of My Best Comedy Writing Tutorials Online http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4650/5-of-my-best-comedy-writing-tutorials-online/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4650/5-of-my-best-comedy-writing-tutorials-online/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:50:17 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4650 5-Of-My-Best-Comedy-Writing-Tools_thumb.png

Let’s get right to it!

I’ve been posting and blogging about comedy writing tools for several years now, giving you the best tools that I use to write comedy. I’m loving every minute of it!

In this post I’m sharing with you my 5 favorite writing tools online. It’s a combination of tools . . . → Read More: 5 Of My Best Comedy Writing Tutorials Online   Read more...

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10 Ways Lady Gaga Can Help You Turbo Charge Your Comedy Career http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4616/10-ways-lady-gaga-can-help-you-turbo-charge-your-career/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4616/10-ways-lady-gaga-can-help-you-turbo-charge-your-career/#comments Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:13:45 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4616 10 Ways Lady Gaga Can Turbo Charge Your Comedy Career

Are You Serious?

I can hear it now… the voices saying what the f*@k?!

What do you mean, Lady Gaga?

It seems difficult to believe, after all, we’re comedians.

Haven’t we all made fun of Lady Gaga?

I know I’ve done some jokes about her; A meat-suit, really?

But here’s the point: . . . → Read More: 10 Ways Lady Gaga Can Help You Turbo Charge Your Comedy Career   Read more...

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9 Stand-Up Comedy Specials Worth Streaming This 4th of July http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4591/9-stand-up-comedy-specials-worth-streaming-this-4th-of-july/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4591/9-stand-up-comedy-specials-worth-streaming-this-4th-of-july/#comments Fri, 04 Jul 2014 07:52:50 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4591 4th of July comedy

9 Stand-Up Comedians Worth Streaming on Netflix Now!

I love the 4th of July!

It’s another reason to eat and drink and celebrate something we don’t really get. As comedians or comedy writers, the 4th of July should provide great fodder for material, especially since so much comedy is about dichotomy and paradox. . . . → Read More: 9 Stand-Up Comedy Specials Worth Streaming This 4th of July   Read more...

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What Louis C.K. Sarah Silverman and Others Did BEFORE They Were Famous http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4563/what-louis-c-k-sarah-silverman-and-others-did-before-they-were-famous/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4563/what-louis-c-k-sarah-silverman-and-others-did-before-they-were-famous/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:37:53 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4563 Louis-C.K.png

Save This Article! Share it with Others!

Take a look at Emily Zemler’s article in Esquire on Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer and others on how and what they did before they became famous.

I always love reading about this stuff!

Most of us get acquainted with notable comedians only after they . . . → Read More: What Louis C.K. Sarah Silverman and Others Did BEFORE They Were Famous   Read more...

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Learning How to Write Comedy Doesn’t Need to Be A Mystery http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4495/learning-how-to-write-comedy-doesnt-need-to-be-a-mystery/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4495/learning-how-to-write-comedy-doesnt-need-to-be-a-mystery/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:51:47 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4495 Writing Comedy does not need to be a mystery..

How many times have you sat down and stared at a blank page or a blank computer screen trying to find something funny to write?

Discovering how to write comedy on a regular, routine basis . . . → Read More: Learning How to Write Comedy Doesn’t Need to Be A Mystery   Read more...

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Why *This is My Art* is Utter Nonsense http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4482/why-this-is-my-art-is-utter-nonsense/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4482/why-this-is-my-art-is-utter-nonsense/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:18:35 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4482 art-and-business_thumb.jpg

I was at party recently and I had the privilege of meeting another veteran comedian, a comedian who had reached a certain notable level of success.

We were talking about comedy and I had mentioned that one of my students—Sascha Knopf—was a finalist in the ‘CA’s Funniest Female’ Comedy Competition this year, and another student . . . → Read More: Why *This is My Art* is Utter Nonsense   Read more...

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Testing Your Jokes Against Late Night http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4324/testing-your-jokes-against-late-night/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4324/testing-your-jokes-against-late-night/#comments Sun, 25 May 2014 19:45:00 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4324 tonightshowwithjimmyfallon.jpg

 

 

“How do I know when my jokes are working?”

If you’ve been following my blog, by now you know that writing one and two liners is key to really making your story-telling pop.

If you aren’t aware of this, I’ll remind you.

Stories are great. I do stories, but with the clubs . . . → Read More: Testing Your Jokes Against Late Night   Read more...

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CBS Blew It! – Craig Ferguson Announces He’s Leaving ‘Late Late Show’ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4328/cbs-blew-it-craig-ferguson-announces-hes-leaving-late-late-show/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4328/cbs-blew-it-craig-ferguson-announces-hes-leaving-late-late-show/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 19:18:41 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4328 Craig Ferguson announces he'll be leaving the Late, Late Show

The field is totally opening up!

Craig Ferguson announced Monday night that he’ll be leaving the Late, Late Show at the end of this year. There is a lot of speculation that Ferguson was mistreated and completely overlooked, when CBS passed over him to replace David Letterman who will be retiring at the end . . . → Read More: CBS Blew It! – Craig Ferguson Announces He’s Leaving ‘Late Late Show’   Read more...

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Late Show With Seth Meyers Plucks ‘I.T. Guy From Peoria’ as Writer http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4346/late-show-with-seth-meyers-plucks-i-t-guy-from-peoria-as-writer/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4346/late-show-with-seth-meyers-plucks-i-t-guy-from-peoria-as-writer/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 09:01:27 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4346 Heath Ledger in a Knights Tale

There is a movie out there called “A Knight’s Tale.” It stars the late Heath Ledger as William Thatcher, a peasant squire, who, after his master dies, changes “his stars” by changing his identity and becoming a knight.

It’s a fairy tale. Or is it?

About a month ago, a regular guy from Peoria, . . . → Read More: Late Show With Seth Meyers Plucks ‘I.T. Guy From Peoria’ as Writer   Read more...

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1 Sure-Fire Way to Take Your Comedy To The Next Level http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4308/1-sure-fire-way-to-take-your-comedy-to-the-next-level/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4308/1-sure-fire-way-to-take-your-comedy-to-the-next-level/#comments Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:11:21 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4308 comedy to the next level image I see a ton of comedians that get up on stage night after night at the mics and they wander through their like an old guy pullin’ an oxygen tank in a Vegas casino. . . . → Read More: 1 Sure-Fire Way to Take Your Comedy To The Next Level   Read more...

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Clinic Student Sascha Knopf Moves to Next Round in CA’s Funniest Female Competition http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4288/clinic-student-sascha-knopf-moves-to-next-round-in-cas-funniest-female-competition/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4288/clinic-student-sascha-knopf-moves-to-next-round-in-cas-funniest-female-competition/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:56:24 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4288 sascha-funniest-female-comp.jpg

Quick shout out to Stand Up Comedy Clinic student and funny girl, Sascha Knopf, who moved to the Semi-Final round in California’s Funniest Female comedy competition at the Ice House in Pasadena Wednesday night.

Sascha was in a mix of some darn good comedians too. Many of whom traveled from as far as . . . → Read More: Clinic Student Sascha Knopf Moves to Next Round in CA’s Funniest Female Competition   Read more...

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