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Unique comedy stories from an unknown comedian who’s made her living telling and selling jokes for over 2 decades. From bombing to working with celebrities, and performing in weird venues Jan tells you the inside scoop on being a true working comedian, and she does it with stories in under 5 minutes. She also talks about selling comedy material to everyone from the Tonight Show to guests on the Jerry Springer Show Each podcast ends with a “lesson learned” take-away tip that is appropriate for everyone, even if you’re not a comedian. 

Holidays on the Comedy Road

Not spending the holidays with your family because you don’t want to kill them with a virus is one thing, but missing family get-togethers because you’re working on the road as a comedian is totally different. In this episode, I talk about a couple of depressing, memorable times where I missed holidays with my family in order to do comedy.

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A Bad Comedy Bar Gig

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Prop Comics

Prop comics are entertainers who use props; anyone from stand-up comedians to magicians, hypnotists and the like can be considered prop comics if they include humor in their act along with something visual. There are good and bad things about being a prop comic, and I’ve worked with a few in good and bad situations. Here’s a couple quick stories.

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Comedy Zoom Event Tips

Performing comedy in front of zoom may be one of the hardest things to do. But as a comedian and keynote speaker it’s something I HAVE to do now. So I’ve come up with 5 quick tips that have helped me do comedy on zoom SUCCESSFULLY. Hopefully these will help you regardless of if you’re doing comedy or just giving a quick presentation.

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Customizing Comedy in a Comedy Club

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Comedians Who Won’t Stop Joking

Some comedians don’t know when to stop with the jokes! Maybe you know someone like this who isn’t even a comedian! But for me, I feel like we don’t have to be “on” all the time – it’s annoying. Here’s a quick podcast about a couple guys I know who just can’t stop with the jokes.

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Baby Boomer Comedy Show

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Cable Access and Comedy

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Changing My Comedy Act

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Comedians and Acting Podcast

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Celebrations at Comedy Clubs

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Small Crowds in Comedy

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Designated Driver in Comedy

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Finding Your Passion

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Working with Big Name Headliners

I’ve worked with some big name headliners, which has given me the opportunity to watch how they treat other comics and the audience. Some are great, and some are not so great. Here’s a quick story about 2 big name headliners, and the differences I saw. One of them was great, and one of them was not-so-great.

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A Comedy DEAL . . . for ONLY $3500

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From Comedy Shows to Keynotes Podcast

Moving from doing only comedy shows to doing humor keynotes that had comedy and a message was hard. I was used to constant laughs and now I was going to add in some more serious stuff to make a keynote. I talked to my buddy Frank King and got a great transition line, and then I practiced a lot. Here’s a quick story about how I went from doing only comedy shows to doing keynotes that had humor plus a message.

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Comedy Condo Amenities Podcast

I’ve talked about comedy condos and how they, sometimes, weren’t that great. But in this podcast episode, I talk about some of the things that were good about them. Many of the club owners tried to make a nice accommodation for us comedians, so that we could arrive at the comedy show fresh and ready to perform.

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