Comedians Wanted!

levity_entertainment_group_logo_smallerEvery once and I while I get an email from someone promoting their event, wondering whether my ‘readers’ will be interested. In most cases it’s a case of someone wanting to reach people for free. I have no problem with that. It’s creative and it means they are doing their job shamelessly promoting their event.

I do my best to vet the event, to make sure it’s not just some “bringer show,” that wants to exploit the students in my classes or my readers, have them bring all the students friends to “their” show and collect “their” door money. Those I DO NOT promote, because there is no mutual benefit for my readers or my students.

Once in a while I receive a great opportunity for up-and-comers to get exposure. I believe this is one of them.

Levity Entertainment is promoting an online comedy competition, where the winner will be able to appear before Levity talent agents for possible representation.

Who Is Levity?

Levity Entertainment is owned by Robert Hartman and Judy Marmel Brown. They are the majority owners of the “Improv” comedy clubs and they are vertically leveraged with a couple of other production companies responsible for specials that appear on HBO, Comedy Central and other channels. They are some pretty heavy hitters in the comedy arena and only positioned to become bigger sluggers. So, in a nutshell, they are GOOD TO KNOW!

Here’s the Deal

All you have to do is submit your stand up comedy video (no more than 5 minutes) and follow the instructions on the page.

Remember to please read all instructions, details and official rules before submitting! Then keep up with the project and maybe you might be luck enough to be chosen for this new comedy project. The great thing about this project is, no matter where you are from, Levity will fly out out to L.A. to be a part of this!

So what are you waiting for? Give it a shot and GOOD LUCK!

Comedian Lessons | How To Install Open Office

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I’m excited at all the comments on my video “How to write Comedy” where I write 15 jokes in 30 minutes (real time). One of the recent comments I received on the blog page was “I’m going to go out and purchase Word so I can do this!”

I was surprised that someone would go to that trouble. But considering that Word is about a $300 software, I thought I could help save this person some money. So I put together this quick video on how to access, download and install Open Office.

Open Office is a open source software. It is FREE and it is a very powerful office suite, much like Microsoft Office, without the high price tag.

I hope you find this video helpful and it helps you get to writing jokes and comedy material faster and more efficiently!

Comedian Lesson | Bust Balls Like Jeffrey Ross

I’m a huge fan of Jeffrey Ross. Love him or hate him, you have to agree that he is the Roast-master. Watch this video and get a little bit of insight to what it takes to be a roast-master to get up there at the podium and totally degrade the ones you love. Take a look at the short video then, if you take this busting balls stuff seriously go by his book. I’ve read it. It’s great. Enjoy!

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Top Valentine’s Day Jokes by Comedians

Holidays are great fodder for humor and joke-writing. Valentine’s Day is one of the best targets for jokes, probably due to the fact that it deals with relationships, thus provides a avenue for catharsis. Not to mention that it’s something we can all relate to. At The Stand Up Comedy Clinic, we try to help hone the student’s awareness of joke opportunities. Here are some of the top Valentine’s Day jokes by Comedians, see if it doesn’t stimulate your own funny bone to write your own jokes… share them with us in the comments sections below!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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How To Be A Standup Comic | How Bad Do You Want It?

A friend of mine sent this video. It really gets to the hard and fast point with success; How badly do you want it?
I’ve always wanted to be a standup comic. I put my whole life and soul into it.
I lost one marriage and one “almost marriage” because of it… and I’d do it again…IN AN INSTANT! Because it’s all I wanted.

How bad do YOU want it? After you watch this video, LEAVE ME A COMMENT and share HOW MUCH YOU WANT IT!