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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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Nov 1, 2021

Today I am discussing comedy win-win opportunities with Chester Goad. I met Chester a few years ago at the BIG PODCAST conference with David Hooper. We've been in the loop ever since. During the past 18 months, we've spent many hours on coaching calls. Sometimes it is spent developing material, or creating a game plan. And always, trying to find win-win opportunities to develop his stage time and material.

Chester is also a writer and actor. A podcast host (Film Fresh and Leader Byte).

Learn more and contact Chester Goad at


Specifically, we talk about:

  • cutting your teeth on shows where patrons don't expect to see a comedian
  • providing value to a venue instead of asking for stage time
  • writing about what you know
  • connecting with the audience through local material
  • networking in a real way with other comics
  • the value of encouragement
  • sometimes the payoff comes later than you expect
  • Gutty's Comedy Club
  • The Clean Comedy Challenge
  • What Chester knows about BIGFOOT

and much more.



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