By Stu Melton & Jake Fromm
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Successful comedians often give the advice, “Keep your head down, work hard, and you’ll figure it out.” Stu Melton and Jake Fromm ask them to go deeper and explain how they do what they do best. Each guest shares stories and advice on the things they excel at, like podcasting, writing for television, and producing their own comedy shows. Recorded over the span of six-seven months, Season 1 tracks Stu and Jake’s attempt to improve their own comedy skills while learning from the pros.
||Clean1.13 I Just Happen To Love Standup: Late Night TV with Brendan Eyre||Oh boy! It’s the last episode of Season 1! In this barn-burner of an ep, comedian Brendan Eyre breaks down everything that goes into a great standup set on a late night show, from the microphone choices at 30 Rock to the realities of a comic's life a.||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.12 Comedy Is a Business: Working on the Road with Shane Torres||After starting out in Portland, it wasn't long before Shane Torres was taken out by a more experienced comedian to be shown the ropes of working the road. Further success as a New Face at Montreal JFL Festival, moving to New York City,||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.11 Standing Still on an Escalator: Comedic Acting with Langston Kerman||Comedian Langston Kerman found his way into a regular role in the hit HBO show Insecure never having had any formal training as an actor. In addition to acting on television shows such as Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Battery's Down, and My Crazy Love,||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.10 Laughter Is Crazy: When to Move to NYC/LA with Mike Lebovitz||Comedian Mike Lebovitz landed Montreal Just For Laughs New Faces and Last Comic Standing appearances from his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. But, after tasting those successes, he set his sights on New York City in the hopes of becoming "the funniest p.||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.9 A Grain of Salt: Open Mics, Shows, and Working Hard with Subhah Agarwal||Comedian Subhah Agarwal had a reputation as one of the hardest working open mic comedians in the game when the PBS web series Modern Comedian devoted an entire episode to her. But she's not known as an "open micer" anymore. Subhah discusses quantity vs.||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.8 The Chaos of Comedy: How to Produce Shows with Jo Firestone||The multitalented Jo Firestone's credits include Montreal Just For Laughs New Faces, a Comedy Central Half Hour, and writer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. But she's best known as the undeniable, undefeated queen of New York comedy production||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.7 Dan Dougal Dougal's Lightning in a Bottle: How to Do Social Media with Eli Yudin||Patton Oswalt, Anderson Cooper, Susan Orlean: these are just some of the tens of thousands of followers that the parody Twitter account @NotTildaSwinton accumulated in only its the first few days of existence.||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.6 And That Brings It Back to Death: How to Write for Television with Marlena Rodriguez||After creating her own web series while living in Chicago, comedian Marlena Rodriguez landed a dream job writing for the Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Since then, she’s moved onto other TV writing projects.||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.5 Incest Is Gay: How to Do Comedy Festivals with Anthony DeVito||Only a few years into stand up comedy, Anthony DeVito's very first festival acceptance was to the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs "New Faces." Since then, Anthony has performed at some of the best festivals throughout the U.S., including Bridgetown||6/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.4 What Everybody Thinks But Nobody’s Thought Of: How to Be a Well-Rounded Performer with Nick Vatterott||From stand up to sketch to improv, when it comes to comedy Nick Vatterott has done it all. Although he's gone on to release a Comedy Central Half Hour as well as his Comedy Central album For Amusement Only,||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.3 Puzzle Pieces & Sand Castles: How to Pitch a TV Show with Dan Perlman||Comedian Dan Perlman got the chance of a lifetime when the pitch for his original animated television show, That's My Bus, got picked up by Fox at the Set to Screen competition at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.||6/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.2 Insider Baseball: How to Be a Working Comic with Lucas Connolly||Comedian Lucas Connolly (NY Comedy Club) explains what it takes to make a living from doing stand up comedy. How to put yourself in the right situations to get booked at clubs, how to open for big comics on the road instead of doing open mics forever,||6/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.1 Eye Signals: How to Podcast with Corinne Fisher||Jake and Stu are joined by comedian Corinne Fisher of the Guys We F****d podcast to discuss what it takes to get into podcasting. From the story of how GWF got its start to working with podcast networks to finding a hosting rapport that transcends spee.||6/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Oh, heck yes!
SO THRILLED that Stu and Jake are tackling this topic in podcast form. They're both awesome, thoughtful guys and they really get a lot of good insight from their guests. 5/5 would podcast their podcast again.
This is a must listen to as a newbie comic
It's only been a couple weeks but I am already getting more gigs and frankly better gigs from just listening to this podcast.
There's lots of great information here for those trying to pursue comedy.