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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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Apr 15, 2020

Learn tips on speaking from Steve Lowell (CSP). Steve is the past National President, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS). Steve is incredibly gifted at helping identify their “expert insights.” These are the things or then thing that makes a speaker different from all the others. The expert...

Apr 15, 2019


Aaron Sorrels "The Unemployed Alcoholic" approaches comedy, speaking and recovery support in a nonthreatening way.He shares stories and lessons he's learned while respecting other peoples' boundaries and decisions. After years of struggling with alcohol and the results of its impact, he got clean, got...

Feb 5, 2016

turn your comedy into a speech

Have you ever thought that you have more to offer an audience than laughter? Being a comedian is perfectly admirable all by itself. No doubt. But do you have more to offer? Feel like you are missing out on your calling?

Today, as I was catching up with former student Chris Cherry, one random question led us down a...

Jul 25, 2014

In this episode Rik sits down with Chicago comedian Pat McGann. Pat went from selling non-woven polypropylene two-color bags to selling himself as a comedian to clubs and corporate events.
Extended stretches as the house emcee for Zanies in Chicago taught him work the crowd and trust his gut.
Now with a Letterman...