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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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Oct 30, 2015

Have you ever thought about creating your own tour from the ground up? That's exactly what Tim McClendon of MIDWEST CLEAN COMEDY has done. Starting out with a just a website, he now books clean comedy shows at multiple comedy clubs in the midwest ... on a Saturday none the less!

Along side of Tim in this interview is...

Oct 23, 2015

Have you had a hard time working in new material into your set? Do you fully intend to before the show and then either chicken out or get sidetracked and forget?

You'll never grow as a performer until you get comfortable trying out new material. You have to expect some of it to work and some of it to fail. But it is a...

Oct 15, 2015

Recording a studio CD for a musical comedian takes a lot of work. Transferring the energy of a live performance into a recorded track is just part of the battle.

In this episode I interview Nashville Music Producer Nathan Meckel. Nathan is a bit of Renaissance man when it comes to recording. He can arrange, produce,...

Oct 8, 2015

Are you planning on shooting a DVD of your show any time soon? Wonder what steps you’ll need to take to make it happen? How much to budget? Where to have it shot?

This episode is an inside look into that process. Comedian Jonnie W. is gearing up for a taping on November 14th in Nashville, TN. We talk about all...

Oct 1, 2015

Comedy Central's first ever LIVE stand-up comedy broadcast was a huge success. WHY? Because they turned the keys over to master comedian Brian Regan and he took us on a fun drive. Some of us he left off at "the next exit", but for those who stayed on board it was awesome.

As any comedian knows, performing is like...