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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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Aug 1, 2021

Join me for an encore presentation of Episode #2 of the School of Laughs podcast. This episode is brought to you by Patreon supporter Josh Liston. Find out how you can help us stay on the air at

Producer Gavin Miller gathered questions from a club full of aspiring comics just like yourself. When the dust settled we came up with a bunch of really specific tips to help you understand and grow your comedy career.


Below is a brief list of the topics developed just for you. Enjoy!

  • The question behind everything you write.
  • How to “float your jokes” when you aren’t on stage.
  • How to use other characters to set up or deliver punch lines in your material.
  • Shortcuts to finding your voice.
  • Why putting yourself in the joke can open up more opportunities.
  • Picking material when performing in a competition.
  • Six keys to making your material connect with your audience.
  • Show me the money! What are the average paychecks for club comics?
  • Offstage moves that help you get behind the mic.
  • The dangers of overstepping boundaries with bookers.
  • The two kinds of club headliners.
  • Why you shouldn’t let other people’s goals define YOUR success.

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