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Welcome to the School of Laughs podcast. I am your host, Rik Roberts.

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Aug 1, 2014

Rik answers questions about SiriusXm, turning conversations into stage material and avoiding being a comedy clone.
After a recent writing class in Nashville we gather around the mic as if it were a camp fire.
In this episode Gavin (producer and aspiring comedian) discusses his first open mic appearance and what he learned from the experience.
  • Not to give yourself too much to remember 
  • How to work through stage fright
  • The importance of editing
Rik offer tips for new comics such as:
  •         Know your opening and closing bit inside and out
  • Ask yourself “What am I trying to say?” when defining your premise
Questions from students include:
  • Mike Spencer asks how to take the quick spontaneous wit he displays during conversations and apply it stand-up comedy. 


  • Andrew Davis wants to know when to record a CD, how to set up a channel on Pandora, and how to get played on SiriusXM Radio.


  • Patrick Ebbit wants to know about regional differences and pronunciations of words. Patrick also asks about trends in styles of comedy and what to avoid.
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