157 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.
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Behind The Bits with Scott Curtis Scott Curtis

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 101 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.
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    Episode 145: Cody Webb

    Episode 145: Cody Webb

    Cody Webb is a Portland-based standup comedian and content creator with 178,000 followers and 8 million likes on his TikTok channel. In the conversation, Cody discussed how he started taking stand up more seriously after he graduated and then COVID hit, inspiring him to look for a way to entertain himself through content creation. He explained that there is a difference between his stand up comedy and his TikTok content, as stand up generally has more time to develop a joke, whereas with TikTok, you have to grab the attention of viewers immediately and keep that energy.
    Cody is doing a great job in keeping creative and using his TikTok fame to build a stand-up comedy following. Our “Is This Anything” session was a great joke writing session. I think I liked Cody’s a little more than mine but we both decided our jokes were worth a try on stage.
    Check out Cody’s Socials Here:
    https://www.tiktok.com/@thefakecodywebb
    https://www.instagram.com/therealcodywebb/?hl=en
    https://www.tiktok.com/@therealcodywebb?lang=en
    I’m putting out exclusive content on the Behind the Bits YouTube channel. It will also be the only place you can watch my interview live. Subscribe and click the bell so you see the new stuff when it comes out!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNUjeIoKbJ38GvUx-pM_rmQ
    Here’s my latest blog “Easy Passive Income For Comedians & Other People Who Need Money”
    https://www.thebtbpc.com/blog/easy-passive-income-for-comedians-other-people-who-need-money/
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    https://www.patreon.com/btbpc

    Look for new stuff for Patrons soon!

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    • 49 min
    Episode 144: Ben Webb

    Episode 144: Ben Webb

    Ben Webb is a triple threat; performing stand-up comedy, acting, & improv. His mission of spreading Joy On Purpose is a reflection of his desire to make everyone he encounters feel loved and valuable. He spreads his Joy On Purpose through his in-person performances as well as the short videos he shares on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, & Facebook. Ben stays true to his faith and yet sends a message we can all relate to in his social media presence.
    Ben & I Talked About:
    -     Putting the high & low times of life on social media
    -     Creating content for the masses in order to reach the few who will be moved by the message
    -     Consistency builds audience over time
    Check out Ben’s Social Medi here:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZhcHjqQ_jr-GDCtXBmTEzA
    https://www.instagram.com/benwebb_joyonpurpose/?hl=en
    https://www.tiktok.com/@joyonpurposecomedy
    I’m putting out exclusive content on the Behind the Bits YouTube channel. It will also be the only place you can watch my interview live. Subscribe and click the bell so you see the new stuff when it comes out!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNUjeIoKbJ38GvUx-pM_rmQ
    Here’s my latest blog “Easy Passive Income For Comedians & Other People Who Need Money”
    https://www.thebtbpc.com/blog/easy-passive-income-for-comedians-other-people-who-need-money/
    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/
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    • 57 min
    Episode 143: Matt Ruby

    Episode 143: Matt Ruby

    Matt Ruby is a comedian, writer, and filmmaker from New York City. His comedy has been filmed by Comedy Central, MTV, NBC/Seeso, and FOX. He hosts the podcast Kind of a Lot with Matt Ruby. 
    In his latest special, Substance, he performs 4 sets on 4 nights, 1 high, 1 drunk, 1 sober, and 1 on shrooms. His previous special, Feels Like Matt Ruby (“funny" according to the NY Times) is also available on YouTube. His two albums, Feels Like Matt Ruby and Hot Flashes, are in regular rotation on Sirius and went top 10 on the iTunes Comedy charts. He's also been featured on CNN, The Huffington Post, New York magazine, Time Out, and many more.
    Misguided Meditation is his one-man show about mindfulness, psychedelics, therapy, and death. He's a regular at the legendary Comedy Cellar and co-produces Hot Soup there (Tuesdays), one of NYC’s longest running independently produced comedy shows, and Good Eggs (Wednesdays) at NY Comedy Club.
    He’s also a writer-for-hire, co-author of the NY Times bestseller REWORK, and former frontman of the indie rock band Plastics Hi-Fi.
    Matt & I Talked About:
    -     His newsletter called “Rubesletter” available on Substack
    -     The idea behind his special “Substance” available on YouTube
    -     Overthinking your set vs being in the moment
    -     How he was drawn to stand-up comedy after moving to New York
    Check out Matt’s website here:
    https://www.mattrubycomedy.com/
    Check Matt’s great special “Substance” Here:
    https://youtu.be/2Ak5CQSVVvI
    Here’s my latest blog “Easy Passive Income For Comedians & Other People Who Need Money”
    https://www.thebtbpc.com/blog/easy-passive-income-for-comedians-other-people-who-need-money/
    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/
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    • 53 min
    Episode 142: Nate Armbruster

    Episode 142: Nate Armbruster

    Nate Armbruster has been performing stand-up since he got his driver’s license. He’s worked with Mark Normand, Nikki Glaser, & TJ Miller. His new album, Sorry to Bother You is available on Apple Music and is very funny. Nate also has a great podcast called Weekend UpNate.
    Nate & I talked about:
    -     Picking out the best material for an album
    -     The logistics of self-producing an album
    -     Jokes you love but the audience doesn’t
    -     Sirius XM
    Follow Nate & get his new album “Sorry to Bother You” here:
    https://beacons.ai/natecomedy
    Check out Nate’s Podcast Here:
    https://www.weekendupnate.com/
    Here’s my latest blog “Easy Passive Income For Comedians & Other People Who Need Money”
    https://www.thebtbpc.com/blog/easy-passive-income-for-comedians-other-people-who-need-money/
    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!

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    https://www.thebtbpc.com/
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 151: Ricky Glore

    Episode 151: Ricky Glore

    Ricky Glore has been performing stand-up comedy since he was 19. During that time, he has honed his comedy skills by releasing two great comedy albums, “Spitting Image” and ‘World’s Greatest Dad (Participant)” as a well as a great Drybar Special. Ricky is also a playwright and actor and will be releasing his horror movie “All Your Friends Are Dead” through SRS Cinema later this year.
    Ricky & I talked about:
    -     Horror movies
    -     Developing a stage persona
    -     Crowd work
    -     Marketing yourself
    You can get Ricky’s latest album here:
    https://orcd.co/rickyglore
    Check out the trailer to “All My Friends Are Dead” Here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnReW39tg1g&t=15s
    SRS Cinema puts out some great independent films if you’re into that kind of thing (I am):
    http://www.srscinema.com/
     
    Here’s my latest blog “Easy Passive Income For Comedians & Other People Who Need Money”
    https://www.thebtbpc.com/blog/easy-passive-income-for-comedians-other-people-who-need-money/
    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/
     
     
     
     
     

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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Remembering Terry Taylor of Giggles Comedy Club in Seattle

    Remembering Terry Taylor of Giggles Comedy Club in Seattle

    In this special episode, I’m joined by former regulars at the Giggles Comedy Club in Seattle to remember former owner Terry Taylor who passed away this month. James Inman, Louie Foxx, Auggie Smith, Duane Goad, Teina Manu, & Dave Dennison all brought great stories about Terry who was eccentric in the best way.
    Here’s my latest blog “Easy Passive Income For Comedians & Other People Who Need Money”
    https://www.thebtbpc.com/blog/easy-passive-income-for-comedians-other-people-who-need-money/
    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!

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    https://www.thebtbpc.com/
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    • 1 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

dsprice2011 ,

Binge-worthy — like Ozark for comedians

What a relief to listen to a comedy pod that gets down to business with a host who asks great questions and steps aside to let guests open up. Open, honest, fascinating conversations for people who care about funny.

Rocky4Real ,

Fantastic Host!

It’s my absolute favorite to step into the minds of comedians! Scott, as a thoughtful and insightful host walks us right in there. I can’t tell you how happy I am having found this show! Can’t wait, to listen to some back episodes that I’ve missed and the new ones that are going to come out!! Rock on Scott!

downtothefelt ,

Great cast and guy

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

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