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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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Aug 15, 2018

Comedian Scott Longjoins us today to talk about creating a local presence in your market. If you haven't realized the importance of becoming a resource in your own community - you are missing out.

I've known Scott Long for over 25 years. We started roughly the same time in similar cities. He lived in Indianapolis, the...

Jul 28, 2016

This is episode is brought to you by Patreon Sponsor Colin Street and the Clean Comedy Conference.

Taylor Mason is a juggernaut of comedic activity. His shows are accessible to EVERYONE. He connects in a sly and subtle way with his audiences that have them coming back time and time again. I first worked with Taylor at 

Apr 28, 2016

Bill Foley is a walking miracle. I don't know how else to put it.

Earlier this year on February 11, 6 p.m. 30-year-old Mohamed Barry came into the Nazareth Restaurant in Columbus, OH while Bill was preparing to perform. Barry started swinging a machete and quickly had injured a couple seated near the door. Bill Foley...

Feb 26, 2016

Have you ever struggled with alcohol, depression or meaningfulness in your pursuit of a comedy career? You’re  alone. Numerous comedians and entertainers get sidetracked by self-destructive behavior. Fortunately for us audiences everywhere, Jeff Allen was able to get his act together on and off the stage.

This veteran...

Dec 10, 2015

Tim Grable of "The Grable Group" generously allows me to pick his brain in this episode. I want to know how comedians and speakers can make it EASY for booking agents to hire them.

Tim's background as a talent booker stretches back to his days at Taylor University, where he turned around their live events in a big way...