What Louis C.K. Sarah Silverman and Others Did BEFORE They Were Famous

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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

5 Reasons to Use Imitation and Emulation to Learn Stand-up Comedy

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

Stop Thinking Like an Employee

One of my comedian friends was recently brutally upset by the fact that he had to pay an admission fee to a comedy competition to be considered for it. He failed get into one of the regional prelim competitions so he was told by the organizer that he needed to resubmit in order to be . . . → Read More: Stop Thinking Like an Employee

Inspiring Your Creative Muse with a Regular Routine

Having trouble getting inspiration for material?

Of all the questions I get from the writers and comedians I work with, by far the most common relates to inspiration.

“I haven’t ‘felt’ like writing.” or “Sometimes I feel it and sometimes I don’t.”

Do you fit into this category? Do you have trouble . . . → Read More: Inspiring Your Creative Muse with a Regular Routine

Not Everyone Peaks in Their Twenties

All in the Family

About six years ago, I was at the famous Friars Club in Beverly Hills. It was showcase night. One of the main bookers from the Montreal Comedy Festival was in L.A. to scout comics for “Just For Laughs,” the biggest comedy festival in America.

All the comics were buzzing about it.

“’The Guy’ from Montreal . . . → Read More: Not Everyone Peaks in Their Twenties