A behind the scenes look at being a comedian in Paris. Today I show you how I write my jokes and then test them out at a comedy night.
The SNL 40 special featured an appearance by Bob Odenkirk, the newly minted star of BETTER CALL SAUL. He talks about the time he spent writing on SNL, the intense challenges involved in writing sketches, guidelines necessary for successful sketch comedy, and the unmitigated respect he learned to have for Lorne Michaels. He also talks … Read more
Dan Harmon is the writer behind several of my favourite shows. In this episode, I take a look at Harmonquest, where he puts his narrative instincts to work in an improvised setting. In short, practice may not make perfect, but it makes it hard to be bad.
The 1980s comedy scene in San Francisco was bustling, producing stand-up legends such as Robin Williams, Dana Carvey and Paula Poundstone. Then the comedy bubble burst, comics moved to New York and LA and Bay Area clubs were shuttered. This is the story of three comedians – Will Durst, Larry “Bubbles” Brown and Johnny Steele … Read more
Jerry Corley the “Joke Doctor” shatters the arbitrary rule of it taking 10 years to find your comedic persona. Comedy is a very personal thing. When anyone paints everyone with a broad brush, (as in it takes “10 years” to find your persona as a stand-up comedian), I call bullshit. There’s evidence to the contrary … Read more
This is a Documentary I did when I had first come to L.A. I had done stand up in Philly for a couple years at the Comedy Factory Outlet and The Comedy Works and, had come to L.A. with a dream …still a little green behind the ears. I wound up in this Doc with … Read more
SLICE n RICE share tips on How to Grow a Comedy Channel on YouTube!
Many people would like to work as voice over artists but will probably never get the opportunity. Despite it being an over saturated industry already, it’s also full of extremely talented and dynamic speakers which makes the competition fiercely high when trying to get into this field. That said, most people are only able to … Read more
Documentary covering what came to be known as “The Boston Gold Rush” of the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Boston stand-up comedians like Dennis Leary, Steven Wright and Colin Quinn burst upon the national scene, giving audiences a taste of the hard-edged social and political commentary that came out of that city.
The comedian and New Yorker contributor talks with the New Yorker editor Susan Morrison, shows clips of his stand-up performances, and does rope tricks.