34 episodes

Advice from a "small town" comedy producer for comics starting their journey. Hosted by Katy Ipock.

Do you have a question for your Comedy Mom? E-mail her at comedymompodcast@gmail.com!

Comedy Mom Katy Ipock

    • Stand-Up

Advice from a "small town" comedy producer for comics starting their journey. Hosted by Katy Ipock.

Do you have a question for your Comedy Mom? E-mail her at comedymompodcast@gmail.com!

    E34: "They Are Just Playing At Comedy"

    E34: "They Are Just Playing At Comedy"

    Maybe it's everything going on, but I am fired THE F*CK up right now. This inter-generational abuse among comics has got to stop. Laughter is not a limited resource. New comics are not a threat. Just because someone was an a*****e to you doesn't mean you have to be an a*****e to be a "Gatekeeper of Comedy." Seriously. 

    #RantOver


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    • 14 min
    E33 - What I Learned From My First Hour

    E33 - What I Learned From My First Hour

    Hey all you cool cats and kittens, 

    I did my first full hour on stage last weekend, and learned some value lessons I wanted to pass along. Seriously, setting yourself up for success will help you tremendously. 


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    • 14 min
    E32 - You Might Have To Sell Out

    E32 - You Might Have To Sell Out

    There are two different kinds of performers who explore this artform of ours. Artists and Entertainers. It's okay to be an artist. Don't let anyone pressure you into commercializing your comedy if you aren't interested in making it a career. 

    But, if you want to get booked you're gunna have to sell out. 


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    • 13 min
    E31 - Heckling and Other Advice with David Eubanks

    E31 - Heckling and Other Advice with David Eubanks

    Today I sat down (via video conferencing, obviously) with Cali Comic David Eubanks. We talk about Hecklers, general advice, and what our first open mics were like. We also talk about his podcast The "Naturally Dave Podcast." Check out his website for all the deets on this great comic! 
    You can tell David is the real professional because he sounds like one! (Maybe it's time for Comedy Mom to get a better mic, eh?)
    Need advice about something? E-mail me at comedymompodcast@gmail.com! I'd say keep it comedy related, but Comedy Mom is happy to answer any questions about life you have really. Mom is hear for you. 

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    • 36 min
    E30 - Toxic Booking Styles

    E30 - Toxic Booking Styles

    I am spilling some Tea, and I have no doubt some people are going to be pissed. 

    If you working a small scene like I do, you will probably recognize one of these toxic booking styles. Hell, I have recognized myself in a couple of them. 

    You don't control how bookers make decisions as a comic. You are stuck having to work with people like this. So, I break down what I think the common toxic booking styles are and good strategies to get passed by them if you don't have a choice. (Or, they work a room you REALLY want to perform in.) 

    Send all your hate mail to comedymompodcast@gmail.com.  


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    • 20 min
    E29 - Open Mic is Supposed To Suck

    E29 - Open Mic is Supposed To Suck

    I was talking to a couple comics from the scene recently. They felt like they had to "perfect" at open mic. There seems to be this idea that open mics are like mini showcases and you have to have to have a perfectly polished five minutes. 

    This is completely, and utterly, false. Disagree with me? @me about it. 

    So, I rant about why for 25 minutes. 

    There is only one part of your "Open Mic Trajectory" that you should feel pressure whatsoever when performing at an open mic. Listen to find out when that is. So you know when you can just do a shot or two and enjoy hanging with your teammates. 

    As always email me at comedymompodcast@gmail.com or send me a message on social media. (Let's be honest, if you're reading this or listening to the podcast you probably know how to reach me.)


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    • 24 min

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