http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:47:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 What These Two Weiners Can Teach Us About Comedy http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/what-these-two-weiners-can-teach-us-about-comedy/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/what-these-two-weiners-can-teach-us-about-comedy/#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 03:36:36 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=5467 What these two wieners can teach us about comedy What in the world of funny?! I can't believe this hack just did a joke on the name Weiner being so much like the hot dog wiener. Oh my God what a hack! I can just hear it now all the super clever comedians out there skewering me for having the nerve to post such a ridiculously sophomoric statement. But I have a point to this whole thing... I think. There's a trend out there in stand-up comedy land, kids. And the trend is . . . → Read More: What These Two Weiners Can Teach Us About Comedy   Read more...

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New Comedy Club Opens in Lansing Michigan http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/new-comedy-club-opens-in-lansing-michigan/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/new-comedy-club-opens-in-lansing-michigan/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 03:56:00 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=5458 Trippers Comedy Club Hey Road Dogs! A new comedy club has opened in Lansing Michigan. Woo-Hoo! According to WLNSNews.com in Lansing, Trippers Comedy Club has opened it's doors. For those of you out there and working the road, it could be a few days that you can fill in a long road schedule. Manager Jason Burkhart says that the club is going to be having shows on Thursdays at 9pm and Friday and Saturdays at 8pm and 10pm. You might already know the bookers too. The bookers for the new Trippers Comedy club are . . . → Read More: New Comedy Club Opens in Lansing Michigan   Read more...

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Jon Stewart to Step Down From The Daily Show http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/jon-stewart-to-step-down-from-the-daily-show/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/jon-stewart-to-step-down-from-the-daily-show/#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:02:47 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=5439 jon-stewart-leaving-daily-show Oh Snap! If things weren't explosive already when it comes to Late Night T.V. and variety T.V. If you remember, the middle of last year I wrote about the changes in the Late Night T.V. scene are unprecedented in T.V. history with changes in The Tonight Show and Late Night on N.B.C. Now things are heating up even more with the news of Jon Stewart announcing that he is stepping down from The Daily Show! What? Say it ain't so! Jon Stewart has been the most trusted name in news and comedy for the last twenty years, while also developing and introducing some of the most talented people in comedy, like Stephen Colbert, who's now replacing David Letterman and of course John Oliver, who now has a show on HBO. And now the landscape in Late Night is changing drastically. This spells opportunity. . . . → Read More: Jon Stewart to Step Down From The Daily Show   Read more...

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NBC Needs More Women Comedy Writers http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/nbc-wants-more-women-comedy-writers/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/nbc-wants-more-women-comedy-writers/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 23:13:52 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=5398 late night comedy writers in writers room NBC says they need more women writers in TV. For a long time I've been saying that network has been under the gun to diversify their staffs and their shows. For example in Late Night TV writers rooms the huge majority of the writers are average white males. There aren't enough females. Sure you can name Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, but can you name any other female writers in comedy today? This is why this NBC exec is on camera stating how they are scouting for females to fill the... . . . → Read More: NBC Needs More Women Comedy Writers   Read more...

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How to Avoid The Creative Paralysis of Being Original http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/how-to-avoid-the-creative-paralysis-of-being-original/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/how-to-avoid-the-creative-paralysis-of-being-original/#comments Fri, 02 Jan 2015 09:26:44 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=5309 confused-man A comedian walks into a bar and sees a poster with a saying that is similar to a joke he's been doing. It's not the same joke, but it almost has the exact set up line. He panics. A thousand questions run through his mind: "What do I do?" "Did the guy who did that poster see my act and use a version the joke?" "Did I see that poster some time in the past and it stuck in my head?" "Should I stop doing my joke?" . . . → Read More: How to Avoid The Creative Paralysis of Being Original   Read more...

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Sneak Peak: Jerry Seinfeld-Worst I Ever Bombed http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/jerry-seinfeld-worst-i-ever-bombed/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/jerry-seinfeld-worst-i-ever-bombed/#comments Sat, 27 Dec 2014 22:39:23 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=5302 Jerry Seinfeld - Worst I Ever Bombed Whether you have bombed or not doing stand-up, doesn't mean anything. What you do with that experience defines your character. . . . → Read More: Sneak Peak: Jerry Seinfeld-Worst I Ever Bombed   Read more...

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Master Word-Play Like George Carlin http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/master-word-play-like-george-carlin/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/master-word-play-like-george-carlin/#comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:01:16 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=5263 George Carlin

It’s been over six years since George Carlin died of heart failure at 71 in Santa Monica, CA.

George was widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians of all time. He’s listed in Comedy Central’s list of Top 100 Comics at number 2, just behind the great Richard Pryor, . . . → Read More: Master Word-Play Like George Carlin   Read more...

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Bill Burr Reveals His Approach To Success http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/bill-burr-reveals-his-approach-to-success/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/bill-burr-reveals-his-approach-to-success/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:55:00 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=5222 billburr.jpg

Have you ever wondered what the secret to success in comedy is?

Ever feel like it’s just this massively intimidating idea, like this enormous blob of ectoplasmic goop that has no shape or form?

Building a career in comedy can be so daunting.

School is so much easier! In school they tell . . . → Read More: Bill Burr Reveals His Approach To Success   Read more...

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In the End, It’s Just You That Crowd and That Microphone http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/in-the-end-its-just-you-that-crowd-and-that-microphone/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/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/the-make-it-or-break-it-importance-of-remembering-a-name/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/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/how-robin-williams-saved-my-life/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/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/top-3-things-you-should-be-doing-as-a-writer-right-now/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/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?

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5 Of My Best Comedy Writing Tutorials Online http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/5-of-my-best-comedy-writing-tutorials-online/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/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/10-ways-lady-gaga-can-help-you-turbo-charge-your-career/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/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?

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9 Stand-Up Comedy Specials Worth Streaming This 4th of July http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/9-stand-up-comedy-specials-worth-streaming-this-4th-of-july/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/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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