35 episodes

Host Tom Simes interviews people in the business of comedy

The Business of Comedy with Tom Simes Tom Simes

    • Comedy Interviews
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Host Tom Simes interviews people in the business of comedy

    Dan Schlissel

    Dan Schlissel

    Host Tom Simes talks to Dan Schlissel, owner of Stand Up! Records about the the comedy album business.

    • 13 min
    Brent Weiss

    Brent Weiss

    Host Tom Simes talks to Brent Weiss from Facet Wealth about financial management and planning for freelancers and gig economy workers.

    • 27 min
    Jill Kimmel / Stu Golfman

    Jill Kimmel / Stu Golfman

    Host Tom Simes talks to comedian Jill Kimmel about the pros and cons of having a famous sibling in the industry. Then we chat with agent Stu Golfman about what agents do and when you need one.

    • 27 min
    Brian Regan

    Brian Regan

    Host Tom Simes talks with comedian Brian Regan about the transition from comedy clubs to theaters, building a fan base solely on his stand up, and performing after a long break.

    • 24 min
    Jeff Schimmel

    Jeff Schimmel

    Host Tom Simes talks to writer/producer Jeff Schimmel about his time at In Living Color and Mind of Mencia and we also hear his hilarious stories of working with the great Rodney Dangerfield.

    • 52 min
    Ritch Shydner

    Ritch Shydner

    Host Tom Simes talks to legendary comedian Ritch Shydner about the history of stand up and what the business was like when he started in the late 1970s.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

chadlehrman ,

Great interviews

Very solid show that offers real insight into the stand-up comedy business and keeps getting better.

Showtime Killa ,

Packed with the Good Stuff.

Tom is one of the best comedy club owners out there and it shows in this podcast. For those of you who want to know the ins and outs of the funny business, look no further!

Old Brooksy ,

So great!

Whether you’re a comedian who wants to know more about the business, a comedy fan, or just someone who likes to hear funny people talk, you will love this podcast!! Tom is a great interviewer and he find interesting guests. Give it a listen!

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