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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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Jul 30, 2015

As comedians we can get pretty focused on how many Laughs Per Minute (LPM’s) our jokes are getting. But are you aware of how many (WPM's) words per minute you speak? In this episode, we dig into a few ways you can eliminate 90% of the guesswork when estimating the time for a joke.

We talk about:

  • Delivering material...

Jul 23, 2015

7 things you can learn from Jim Gaffigan

In this episode we talk about the new Jim Gaffigan show on TV Land. We also go over seven things Jim Gaffigan is doing in his career that you can absolutely do in yours.

We talk about:

  • Why inspiration may be closer than you think
  • How not thinking like a comedian can lead to...

Jul 17, 2015

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We are just past the mid-year point and thought it would be a great time to take inventory of our goals from January first. What goals did you set for this...

Jul 10, 2015

Going to your first comedy open mic? Welcome to the jungle, baby! In this episode we offer up 11 song titles that perfectly describe a comedy open mic night. Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t all bad. But man, you do see a common thread unravelling if you attend a dozen or so.

An open mic, by default, becomes a...

Jul 3, 2015

In episode 052 we discussed strategies for picking your material for different types of showcase sets. The funniest? The most unique? The most jam packed set of jokes? Everyone approaches it differently. In this episode, we listen back to a showcase set and analyze what went right, wrong and what changes were made on...