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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!

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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!

    S2E1 - NYNJ #1 - Ed Hill

    S2E1 - NYNJ #1 - Ed Hill

    I am bringing this year's "New Year New Jokes" writing intensive to you! Every week I will share an interview from our intensive and one of the writing exercises. Our first interview is with the amazing Ed Hill!

    http://kingedhill.com/

    https://www.candyandsmiley.com/

    https://twitter.com/kingedhill

    This Week's Exercise: 50 Facts About Yourself

    Write down 50 facts about yourself. Just the facts.

    This list will be the foundation for many writing exercises this year. Not to spoil the great upcoming interviews, but the advice we hear over and over again is that we should write from our own lives. So, the majority of our writing warm ups this year will be about training you to do just that.

    Sit down. Dig in. And be honest. What are 50 facts about yourself?

    Now, I want you take one of your facts and start writing jokes about it.

    There is no right or wrong format to these jokes! One Liners? Totally! A long story? Absolutely! Roasting TF out of yourself? Sure! The point this intensive is just to get ourselves writing. To sit down and actually put pen to paper (or fingers to keys).

    There is no time requirement. I would say at least 10 minutes, but it's not like I am over your shoulder or anything. All I ask is that you try. Explore your topic. Make a list of everything about it. Maybe do a mind map. Why is it a fact? How did it end up becoming a fact about you? How do you feel about it being a fact about you?

    Optional Rambling: I did this exercise last year. One of the facts I wrote down was that I volunteered at an observatory. Now, some of you know that turned into a pretty great chunk. It's a chunk that, even a year later, I am still working on. So, the point is not to get the perfect chunk of material today. Today, and this week really, is about going into the premise mine and finding that rough stone.




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    E35 - New Year New Jokes

    E35 - New Year New Jokes

    Gosh, this year has sucked. For many reasons. It can be hard to feel motivated. The truth is Stand up comedy will come back. Take this time to think about what you want and start setting yourself up for success now. Don't forget to set goals you have control over.

    New Year New Jokes Writing Intensive - Facebook Group
    Jan. 4th - Jan. 10th

    Season 2 will start in 2021! I am so excited to continue this journey with you all. I am looking forward to more interviews and advice for all us on the journey ahead.

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    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

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