BRIAN BATES: CAREER CHANGE [EP. 21]

 

Brian Bates got his comedy start later in life. Since launching his comedy career, he’s toured comedy clubs and theaters across America with national headliners like Henry Cho and Nate Bargatze. Brian can be heard weekly on Laugh USA on Sirius satellite radio.

 BRIAN BATES SHOW NOTES

  •  Why stand-up comedy?
  •  Taking the School of Laughs
  •  Leaving a solid career
  •  Comedy after quarantine
  •  Advice on becoming a full time comedian
  •  The Anne Frank House joke

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MAKING LAUGHTER IN THE HOME: REBECCA KENNEDY [EP. 20]

 

These times are crazy, to say the least.  In this special episode, my lovely bride Rebecca Kennedy and I share some thoughts and tips on making laughter happen in our home.

SHOW NOTES

  • Differences in what makes us laugh
  • Snuffing out stress
  • The advantage of being calm people
  • Finding humor in crazy places
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Being quarantined
  • Doc can’t stand rosemary

And much more!

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SCHOOL OF LAUGHS: RIK ROBERTS [EP.15]

Rik Roberts keeps his humor relevant and easy to relate to.  Rik mots recently can be seen in his half hour Dry Bar Comedy special.  His emphasis on storytelling paved the way towards his speaking career.

Just like in comedy, Rik keeps the pace of his keynote programs up using stories, facts, current events, visuals and crowd participation to make the points relevant to each group.

Aside from his keynotes and comedy shows, Rik teaches comedy writing workshops across the country and online through his School of Laughs and can be heard through his School Of Laughs Podcast.

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RIK ROBERTS SHOW NOTES

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TV PRODUCING and COMEDY: ANDY FREEMAN [EP. 12]

 

Andy Freeman is the Senior Producer of Huckabee, filmed near Nashville, TN. 

Andy is a wealth of knowledge in TV Production, comedy and life.

 

 

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ANDY FREEMAN SHOW NOTES

  • Andy’s comedy influences.
  • Doing stand-up comedy in college.
  • Growing as a comedian with the likes of Emo Philips.
  • Why clean comedy is supreme.
  • How comedy has changed.
  • How comedy changes lives.
  • The true danger of Political Correctness.
  • What Andy looks for in booking stand-up comedians for the show.
  • Dennis Regan’s set on Huckabee.

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LAUGHING THROUGH THE PAIN: JOBY SAAD [EP.08]

Growing up in Nashville Tennessee, Joby Saad read of Harry Houdini and was performing children’s magic shows most weekends by age 12. He eventually became a stand-up comedian and hasn’t looked back.  Creating the character The Village Idiot, Joby’s big break came from his starring role on an episode of the family friendly television series Bananas Comedy in 2005. Then in 2006 came the Warner brothers “Thou Shalt Laugh” starring Patricia Heaton from “Everybody loves Raymond“. Featuring seven of the nations top clean comedians it went on to become the highest selling comedy DVD within its genre.  Joby is currently a judge and performer for the annual Clean Comedy Challenge which promotes clean comedy for younger comedians as well as veterans comics.

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  • Joby’s shares about his good friend, the late-great comedian Brody Stevens.
  • Starting as a magician.
  • Trying to understand why bullies bully.
  • Joby inspires the late-great Michelle McNamara to marry a comedian.
  • Creating characters.
  • Creative outlets.
  • Suicide jokes.
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