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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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Mar 31, 2016

I met Mike James back in 2005 or so and he was starting to get his set together. Writing, tweaking and performing his material constantly has improved his consistency. Now, he is a full time funnyman traveling across the country doing the job he loves.

We cover a lot of ground including:

  • Waiting two years to finally try an open mic
  • How theaters and clubs make you adjust your delivery
  • The difference between opening up for Ralph May and Lonnie Love
  • Favorite comedy clubs
  • Clubs with learning curves
  • Clubs where he sells the most merchandise
  • Worry free traveling on a tour bus
  • Juggling his touring with raising a family
  • Calling clubs to get a guest set on specific days and times
  • Advice he got from Rosie O'Donnell
  • Being more memorable

And a whole lot more!

I also open up the mailbox and answer a question about new material.


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  • Guest Blog Posts

If you are blogging about your comedy journey or have written articles about your experience we’d love to share them. Send a link to the post and any other info you would like us to know and I’ll consider posting it and promoting from our site.

  • Sponsor An Episode

Do you have something you’ like to promote? A new CD, big show, or your very own podcast? Contact us for sponsorship options. You can promote on one or multiple episodes.

  • Fix a Joke

We want to help as many comics as possible. If you have a short joke (100 words or less) that you would like some feedback on please send it in! You can email the joke written out or send us an audio clip, or even a link to a YouTube video. We will get it on the show and get feedback for you, give out your web site and / or twitter handle to help you get your name out there. Our show is PG so please take that into consideration when selecting a joke.

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