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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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Feb 26, 2015

Once in a generation, someone comes along with the power and eloquence to inspire us all. Former School Of Laughs student Jonnie W. will entertain us while we wait for that person.

We talk to Jonnie W. about:

  • How he made the transition to comedy from his day job
  • Adding shows between gigs
  • How he approaches...

Feb 20, 2015

It takes a lot of stand-up comedy shows - both good and bad - to help you become a true professional. How you handle odd circumstances will separate you from the amateurs. You will have to experience these firsthand in order to learn from them. So enjoy them and be ready to learn on the fly as the wheels fall off!


Feb 13, 2015

Why do I love stand-up comedy? Let me count the ways!

In this episode we talk about nine attractive characteristics of stand-up. Not that the other art forms aren’t pretty in their own way.  But if I only have one valentine to send - I’m sending it to comedy. Specifically, we talk about lovely Stand-Up...

Feb 6, 2015

Would you like to be part of history? Chad Riden and D. J. Buckley (of need your help to break the Guinness World record for the “Longest Stand-Up Comedy Show – Multiple Comedians.” 

The event is scheduled to start April 12 at “The East Room” in Nashville, TN.

The current Guinness...