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School Of Laughs

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

My goal is to help you get bigger, better, and more bookable as a comedian. Use the search tool at to find episodes on your favorites topics within comedy.  Be sure to subscribe and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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Oct 10, 2014

Now that you are ready to go for that paid spot at a comedy club, you may be wondering how it all goes down. Every club is a little different, but we discuss the most common process for getting bumped up from the open mic treadmill to a paid emcee week at the comedy club.

Specifically, we talk about:

  • crushing the guests sets
  • consistent performances
  • bringing fresh material
  • standing out from the crowd
  • the benefit of hanging out at the club
  • and ... counting that cash!

We answer listener questions about "workshopping a set" and "jokes that you thought would kill, but it didn't even get a laugh" as well as how Rik's feelings on "guest sets" changed over the years. 

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