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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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Dec 26, 2014

Six time Letterman veteran Jeff Caldwell is a prime example of what a comedian should be. He's smart, insightful, observational, opinionated, and clever. On top of that, he's clean (unless a brawl is about to break out).

We talk about:

  • His take on David Letterman retiring
  • Process for working in new material
  • His...

Dec 19, 2014

Every road comic knows the frustration of leaving town with hours to spare only to find themselves stuck in traffic, construction or an airport for a rediculous amount of time.

On the road, time is your enemy and technology is your friend. We discuss some of our favorite travel apps. We also discover a few new ones...

Dec 12, 2014

Be funny. That’s really the only rule in stand-up comedy, right? It is a biggie, and it trumps everything. The funnier you are the more you can get away with, no doubt.

But there are countless unwritten rules of comedy. Most of these unspoken expectations are unsaid because you think only an idiot would have to be...

Dec 5, 2014

Great comedians come in all shapes and sizes. And they all excel in one or more of these “traits of the greats.” Some combine three or more traits, while others get by with just one or two. What traits are we talking about?

  • Brilliant Material
  • Ability to connect with an audience
  • Perseverance
  • Unique Delivery
  • Sharp...

Nov 28, 2014

Understanding your value is the only way to be confident in charging a "full fee" for your show. In the comedy clubs, you have very little (if any) leverage. You are told what they have to pay and you take it or leave it.


If you are pursuing corporate, fundraiser, college, church or other private event shows,...