Comedian Lessons | Not Getting Laughs? Slow Down!

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In this mini module of ‘Comedian Lessons,’ I’m simply going to lay out a simple technique that a lot of comedians—including myself—forget to do.

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Comedian Lessons | How Not To Be Invited Back

There are a lot of sayings I remember from the greats, that stick with me to guide me and motivate me during my journey in comedy. I thought I’d share some with you while telling you a story in this comedy lesson that may help you learn to avoid not being invited back.

Spencer Tracy . . . → Read More: Comedian Lessons | How Not To Be Invited Back

How To Write Comedy | Conan Writer Rips On His Boss…

Conan Writer Deon Cole talks about Conan’s tattoos:or the lack thereof, and how he wrote a joke that didn’t make the cut:

Deon talks about how he became a writer on "The Conan O’Brien Show." It’s an interesting story and revealed a side of Deon that I’ve seen before, liked and I’m . . . → Read More: How To Write Comedy | Conan Writer Rips On His Boss…

How To Be A Comedian-Actor and Book More Gigs

What do I mean by “comedian-actor?” Well in my years as an actor/comedian I’ve never seen the acting business be so competitive as it is today. My actor friends are constantly complaining—and rightly so—that they’re not working as much as they used to. Nobody is really. There are valid reasons for that: more . . . → Read More: How To Be A Comedian-Actor and Book More Gigs

Ricky Gervais On The Priciples of Comedy

Here’s another in my series on How To Be A Famous Comedian. (Disclaimer: if you’re in it to be famous, you’re in it for all the wrong reasons…you need to be in it because it’s in YOU–wait is that a Gatorade commercial? However, one of the ways to learn how to be . . . → Read More: Ricky Gervais On The Priciples of Comedy

Another Comedy Clinic Student Signs with Agent

Chris Rubeiz came to The Stand Up Comedy Clinic as a talented actor and a writer who had done some improv and had some acting jobs. He had also written and shot some sketches and shorts. But he had never done stand up and always wanted to.

In the first couple of weeks . . . → Read More: Another Comedy Clinic Student Signs with Agent

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