http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:41:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 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 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]]> http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4288/clinic-student-sascha-knopf-moves-to-next-round-in-cas-funniest-female-competition/feed/ 0 Teaching Comedy in Russia http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4240/teaching-comedy-in-russia/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4240/teaching-comedy-in-russia/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:16:00 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4240 . . . → Read More: Teaching Comedy in Russia]]> http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4240/teaching-comedy-in-russia/feed/ 5 3 Vital Things To Remember When Performing Stand-up Comedy http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4232/3-vital-things-to-remember-when-performing-stand-up-comedy/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4232/3-vital-things-to-remember-when-performing-stand-up-comedy/#comments Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:07:06 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4232

Comedy is a Veiled Attack

You’re attacking someone or something. Even yourself. The basic rule about attacking is: Always attack up. What this means is that in our society an audience roots for the underdog. If you are a white male and you are making jokes about a minority, it is technically attacking . . . → Read More: 3 Vital Things To Remember When Performing Stand-up Comedy]]> http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4232/3-vital-things-to-remember-when-performing-stand-up-comedy/feed/ 2 Tonight Show is Not Just For the Old Folks http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4201/tonight-show-is-not-just-for-the-old-folks/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4201/tonight-show-is-not-just-for-the-old-folks/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:16:02 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4201

Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” is just finishing its first week and it has been an experience in engaging entertainment. Fallon has found that “something” that the show has been missing for the last 20 years; FUN!

Fallon’s ability to do impressions and his talent with music is the driving force of the show. Not . . . → Read More: Tonight Show is Not Just For the Old Folks]]> http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4201/tonight-show-is-not-just-for-the-old-folks/feed/ 1 Ira Glass on The Creative Process http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4196/ira-glass-on-the-creative-process/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4196/ira-glass-on-the-creative-process/#comments Sun, 23 Feb 2014 19:04:49 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4196

Do It Again and Again…and Again…

This post was shared by student Patrick Kanehann who’s followed this mantra and has continued to get better and better and better!

Ira Glass, the host of radio’s “This American Life,” shares his insight on doing what you want to do and how to get good at it. . . . → Read More: Ira Glass on The Creative Process]]> http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4196/ira-glass-on-the-creative-process/feed/ 3 Why Are You Yelling? http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4166/why-are-you-yelling/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4166/why-are-you-yelling/#comments Sat, 01 Feb 2014 22:02:58 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4166 Comedian after comedian took the stage last night. Many in the line up, took the mic and proceeded to yell into it—in a 68-seat comedy room.

Really?!

This is a 68-seat comedy room. The acoustics are great. The distance from the foot of the stage to the back of the room cannot be more . . . → Read More: Why Are You Yelling?]]> http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4166/why-are-you-yelling/feed/ 6 Get Into The Ventura Comedy Festival http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4145/get-into-the-ventura-comedy-festival/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4145/get-into-the-ventura-comedy-festival/#comments Fri, 24 Jan 2014 03:17:10 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4145 It’s that time again! The 4th Annual Ventura Comedy Festival is getting revved up for their 2014 season. Check out the website for submission opportunities.

Last year the show had over 200 comedians participating. This year the festival is even going to be bigger.

Comedian Randy Lubas is the founder of this festival . . . → Read More: Get Into The Ventura Comedy Festival]]> http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4145/get-into-the-ventura-comedy-festival/feed/ 1 NBC’s Late Night TV Writers & Submission Workshop http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4109/late-night-tv-writers-submission-workshop/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4109/late-night-tv-writers-submission-workshop/#comments Mon, 13 Jan 2014 04:29:40 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4109 It’s that time again! NBC is having their NBC Late Night Writers Reachout Program in New York City.

This is where they seek submissions from writers who are “almost ready,” so they can groom them to be staff writers on the Late Night Shows at NBC.

If you’ve been paying attention to . . . → Read More: NBC’s Late Night TV Writers & Submission Workshop]]> http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4109/late-night-tv-writers-submission-workshop/feed/ 0 5 Reasons to Use Imitation and Emulation to Learn Stand-up Comedy http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4103/5-reasons-to-use-imitation-and-emulation-to-learn-stand-up-comedy/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4103/5-reasons-to-use-imitation-and-emulation-to-learn-stand-up-comedy/#comments Thu, 09 Jan 2014 10:36:34 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4103

From the time we are toddlers, we learn by watching and imitating. That’s how we learn to walk, to talk, to express ourselves.

Imitation is the ‘stem-cell’ of our learning ability.

So why not utilize this technique when learning how to be a comedian?

At first, it might seem like cheating, no?

And when . . . → Read More: 5 Reasons to Use Imitation and Emulation to Learn Stand-up Comedy]]> http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4103/5-reasons-to-use-imitation-and-emulation-to-learn-stand-up-comedy/feed/ 0 How Developing Habits Makes You A Better Comedy Writer http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4095/how-developing-habits-makes-you-a-better-comedy-writer/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4095/how-developing-habits-makes-you-a-better-comedy-writer/#comments Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:43:42 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4095 How do you start your day?

How do you end your day?

I bet that if you walk through the motions, step-by-step, you can pretty much rubber-stamp habits like preparing for bed or waking up to go to work.

Like, for me, going to bed might be mapped out in steps like this:

Check . . . → Read More: How Developing Habits Makes You A Better Comedy Writer]]>
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How To Write Comedy for Corporate Gigs [VIDEO] http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/3622/how-to-write-comedy-for-corporate-gigs-video/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/3622/how-to-write-comedy-for-corporate-gigs-video/#comments Thu, 28 Nov 2013 20:13:58 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=3622 Happy Thanksgiving!

One-of-a-kind comedy writing tutorial.

Just let me start by saying I am thankful for all of you who take the time to read my blog and leave me comments, likes and tweets.

For Thanksgiving I want to give you this video tutorial on writing material for corporates.

As . . . → Read More: How To Write Comedy for Corporate Gigs [VIDEO]]]> http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/3622/how-to-write-comedy-for-corporate-gigs-video/feed/ 8 Does All Comedy Need to be Based in Truth? [Video] http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/3607/does-all-comedy-need-to-be-based-in-truth-video/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/3607/does-all-comedy-need-to-be-based-in-truth-video/#comments Sat, 21 Sep 2013 07:38:03 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=3607

There seems to be a misconception out there when it comes to theories behind developing and writing comedy.

One of the most popularly espoused by many comedy instructors is: your comedy must be true.

NOT SO!

I’m not sure how this particular theory got so out of control. I say, “out of control” because . . . → Read More: Does All Comedy Need to be Based in Truth? [Video]]]> http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/3607/does-all-comedy-need-to-be-based-in-truth-video/feed/ 7 Big Sky Comedy Competition has Big Time Industry http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/3601/big-sky-comedy-competition-has-big-time-industry/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/3601/big-sky-comedy-competition-has-big-time-industry/#comments Sat, 07 Sep 2013 19:48:53 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=3601 I know, I know… what the Hell? Big Sky Comedy Competition? Why bother?

I’ll give you 3 reasons:

ICM

CBS

IMPROVs

These are just a few of the talent coordinators and agents that were present at last years festival/competition. I expect just as good a turn out or better at . . . → Read More: Big Sky Comedy Competition has Big Time Industry]]> http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/3601/big-sky-comedy-competition-has-big-time-industry/feed/ 2 Look Who’s Doing College Gigs! http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/3592/look-whos-doing-college-gigs/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/3592/look-whos-doing-college-gigs/#comments Sat, 31 Aug 2013 07:42:51 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=3592

Imagine doing stand-up comedy for only a year and booking your first paid stand-up gig at a University…

One year? Can it be done?

Oh yes it can! And it can be done well!

Tonight at Cal State Northridge, the university students put on a comedy show for like Greek week or something . . . → Read More: Look Who’s Doing College Gigs!]]> http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/3592/look-whos-doing-college-gigs/feed/ 1 Late Night Writing & Submission Workshop is on! http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/3548/late-night-writing-submission-workshop-is-on/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/3548/late-night-writing-submission-workshop-is-on/#comments Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:03:21 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=3548 This is fantastic news! Glad to hear that several of you want to participate in the Late Night Writing & Submission Workshop.

The date is Confirmed as Wednesday, July 31st, 2013. The information is below to sign up for the workshop. I will help you get your material organized so that you can submit to . . . → Read More: Late Night Writing & Submission Workshop is on!]]> http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/3548/late-night-writing-submission-workshop-is-on/feed/ 1