What’s Your Point of View and What does a Booker Mean When they Ask for One?

What is a comedian's point of view? who are you?

How important is having a strong comedic point of view? It’s the difference between winning and losing, working or being unemployed. That’s pretty important. Who are you? Why do we care? . . . → Read More: What’s Your Point of View and What does a Booker Mean When they Ask for One?

Master Word-Play Like George Carlin

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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

How Robin Williams Saved My Life

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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

George Carlin May Be Dead; But Wordplay is Alive!

Wordplay in comedy is ‘hack!"

If you believed some comedians in this industry, you might think that statement is true.

If someone said that to me today, I would tell them that one of the most memorable comedy bits in all of comedy is George Carlin’s "Seven Words You Can’t Say On T.V."

It’s . . . → Read More: George Carlin May Be Dead; But Wordplay is Alive!

How To Be A Famous Comedian | Louis C.K. pays tribute to George Carlin

I was just writing something about a video I came across on YouTube. It was Louis C.K. paying tribute to the great George Carlin. Then I received an email from a student of mine referring me to HuffPost Comedy which is a segment of the Huffington post. They had beat me to it . . . → Read More: How To Be A Famous Comedian | Louis C.K. pays tribute to George Carlin