81 episodes

Every week, Scott Curtis talks serious with comedians about their craft. Were they inspired by Dave Chappelle or George Carlin, Paula Poundstone or Iliza Shlesinger? How do they write their comedy sets? Which jokes work and which one's failed? How do you find your comedic voice? Which comedy clubs are the best? We hit these topics and more every week so that you and I can learn from the professional comedians who have blazed the trail for us.

Behind The Bits with Scott Curtis Scott Curtis

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

Every week, Scott Curtis talks serious with comedians about their craft. Were they inspired by Dave Chappelle or George Carlin, Paula Poundstone or Iliza Shlesinger? How do they write their comedy sets? Which jokes work and which one's failed? How do you find your comedic voice? Which comedy clubs are the best? We hit these topics and more every week so that you and I can learn from the professional comedians who have blazed the trail for us.

    Repeat Episode: Dwight Simmons

    Repeat Episode: Dwight Simmons

    Since, I am hamstringed by my current bandwidth and having no space for interviews, I'm bringing back one of my favorites.

    I got to see Dwight Simmons at Epic Comedy Hour for their 10th Anniversary show here in Huntsville. I was pleased to see that many of the things he talked about doing with his act in our interview were indeed in his act on Friday night.

    Based on what I saw, I think Dwight Simmons will have a great 2022. Make sure to see him when he comes to your hometown club:
    https://www.dwightsimmons.com/

    • 58 min
    Episode 75: Todd Glass

    Episode 75: Todd Glass

    Todd Glass has been performing comedy since he was a teenager in Philly. He’s gotten really good at it. With a mix of silliness, observations about our culture, and a message of “Hey, let’s not take ourselves so seriously.” Todd is a draw wherever he goes. When he’s not making you laugh on stage, he’s bringing together his friends to entertain you with his podcast, The Todd Glass Show. Todd and I talked about his Netflix Special, “Act Happy”, how to make the most out of a venue that’s not conducive to stand-up comedy, and a new project that will be revealed if you listen to the podcast!
    Check out everything Todd Glass here:
    https://toddglass.com/
    Here’s the BTB Internet Talk Show’s Twitch Channel. Check out all their great shows!
    https://www.twitch.tv/drinksjokesnstorytelling
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    https://www.patreon.com/btbpc

    Look for new stuff for Patrons soon!

    Head over to the Behind the Bits website for extra content:
    https://www.thebtbpc.com/
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    • 57 min
    Episode 74: Bob Fredricks

    Episode 74: Bob Fredricks

    Bob Fredricks started stand-up 10 years ago and released his debut album “Burger Prince” last year. He’s run and promoted shows for most of his career and has a lot of insight as to how to not only get better at comedy but be someone who is attractive to being a booker. Bob has been using his promoting skills on Twitch for the past year and has built quite a following. We talked a lot about the album and why he did it as well as using other mediums (Like Twitch) to help with monetizing your humor and building your fan base.
    Follow Bob’s Twitch for some gaming and laughter:
    https://www.twitch.tv/gamepassdad
    Here’s the BTB Internet Talk Show’s Twitch Channel. Check out all their great shows!
    https://www.twitch.tv/drinksjokesnstorytelling
    If you'd like to support the show and get some cool perks, check out our Patreon page:

    https://www.patreon.com/btbpc

    Look for new stuff for Patrons soon!

    Head over to the Behind the Bits website for extra content:
    https://www.thebtbpc.com/
    Get on our mailing list for news about future guests and more great content:
    https://www.thebtbpc.com/p/mailing-list/

    • 59 min
    Michael Palascak (Repeat)

    Michael Palascak (Repeat)

    This is a repeat of my talk with Michael Palascak. This is one of my favorite interviews and Michael drops a lot of knowledge and insight.

    Here’s the BTB Internet Talk Show’s Twitch Channel. Check out all their great shows!
    https://www.twitch.tv/drinksjokesnstorytelling
    If you'd like to support the show and get some cool perks, check out our Patreon page:

    https://www.patreon.com/btbpc

    Look for new stuff for Patrons soon!

    Head over to the Behind the Bits website for extra content:
    https://www.thebtbpc.com/
    Get on our mailing list for news about future guests and more great content:
    https://www.thebtbpc.com/p/mailing-list/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 73: Jan Mcinnis

    Episode 73: Jan Mcinnis

    Jan McInnis wanted to be a comedian from a very young age. She did it and now she is a sought-after corporate comedian and keynote speaker. Jan has also written for The Tonight Show, The Wall Street Journal, & The Huffington Post (She also wrote copy for wart removal cream because a payday is a payday). Jan has a great business sense along with her fantastic sense of humor. We talked about clean comedy, her auditions for Last Comic Standing, & how to find those corporate gigs. There’s a lot of knowledge in this one.
    Check out Jan’s website here:
    https://theworklady.com/
    Check out Jan’s Podcast, Comedian Stories below for a quick nugget of wisdom in every episode:
    https://comedianstories.com/
    I talked about the Breaking Down Bits podcast at the top of the episode. Check it out on all the apps and here:
    https://breakingdownbits.com/
    Here’s the BTB Internet Talk Show’s Twitch Channel. Check out all their great shows!
    https://www.twitch.tv/drinksjokesnstorytelling
    If you'd like to support the show and get some cool perks, check out our Patreon page:

    https://www.patreon.com/btbpc

    Look for new stuff for Patrons soon!

    Head over to the Behind the Bits website for extra content:
    https://www.thebtbpc.com/
    Get on our mailing list for news about future guests and more great content:
    https://www.thebtbpc.com/p/mailing-list/

    • 59 min
    Episode 72: Phil Johnson

    Episode 72: Phil Johnson

    Phil Johnson has an action packed show filled with his two loves, comedy and music. It’s a show filled with sharp unexpected turns, sneak attack jokes, and hilarious songs that doesn’t shy away from controversial territory… race, sex, religion, and doughnuts – so many doughnuts – all delivered from the viewpoint of a guy who happily grew up in the deeply multi-everything community of the San Francisco Bay Area.
    Phil has been seen and heard at the Sundance Film Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, on Sirius/XM and Bob and Tom radio, and on Amazon Prime. He’s also released multiple comedy specials and albums filled with his colorful, tightly-written comedy.
    RA Curtain CallRoadside Attraction comes from leader Phil Johnson’s twin careers in music and comedy. “The idea here is songs that are musically interesting and challenging, but also funny, and understandable by a casual music listener,” says Johnson. It’s more eclectic than Stephen Lynch, funnier than Prince, and more palatable than Frank Zappa, though influences of all three abound.
    Check out everything about Phil including show dates here:
    https://www.roadsideattraction.com/
    Here’s the BTB Internet Talk Show’s Twitch Channel. Check out all their great shows!
    https://www.twitch.tv/drinksjokesnstorytelling
    If you'd like to support the show and get some cool perks, check out our Patreon page:

    https://www.patreon.com/btbpc

    Look for new stuff for Patrons soon!

    Head over to the Behind the Bits website for extra content:
    https://www.thebtbpc.com/
    Get on our mailing list for news about future guests and more great content:
    https://www.thebtbpc.com/p/mailing-list/

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

downtothefelt ,

Great cast and guy

Scott and Dean Martin are 2 of my faves looking forward to more!!

bigmacher ,

I love this show

Scott Curtis is a fantastic host and has amazing guests. Scott’s an amazing interviewer who loves to spotlight his guests and showcase amazing talent to the world. Add this podcast to your list.

byeseagull ,

Great behind the scenes shows

Ever wanted to know what goes into a stand up show? How comedians do what they do? This is the show. Scott is a great interviewer and gets the most of his guests. Great listen

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