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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. 

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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Booking Excuses

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Comedy Fans

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Being a Corporate Comedian

Corporate Comedian is not a new term or an old term. It’s a made-up term that I made up. And I’ve been a corporate comedian for over 20 years. On today’s episode, I share a quick story on how I came up with the name and why I came up with it.

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Remembering Stuff in Comedy

I wish I could remember everything from my comedy career because I’ve had some fun experiences. Names and faces are the worst for me because I just don’t have the knack for them. Here’s a story about meeting a famous guy, having lunch with him, and now I can’t remember all the details. My advice in this episode is something I wish I’d have taken long ago.

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My Comedy Rules

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Having a Bad Show – comedian Frank King

Having a bad show for a comedian is part of the gig because not everyone likes your humor. But my buddy comedian Frank King had someone who overreacted BIG time to not liking his jokes. So I’m turning this podcast over to him to tell the story about having a bad show. 

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Worrying and Comedy

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Handling Hecklers

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Making International Friends

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Losing My Temper

I haven’t lost my temper much in this comedy business, but when I do, it’s memorable! Here’s a quick story of a time that I got so angry at the LAX Hilton parking garage manager. The hotel pulled a really bad trick on me, and I was furious. I get mad just thinking about it. I hope you enjoy this story and what I learned from it. This is a useful for all of us now, during this time when clients are few and far between.

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Comedy and Makeup

When you think of entertainers and comedy, you think of big makeup. Comedy and makeup tend to go together. But that’s not my style. Sure I wear it onstage, but not so much off stage. If I ever got famous, the Tabloids would have a big scoop getting a picture of me wearing it, not without it. In this week’s podcast, I’m talking of a time that I actually did need to wear a lot of makeup. I hope you enjoy it!

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Tricks Comedians Pull

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Car Break In on the Road

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Slow Paying the Comedians

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My Comedy Books

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Comedians and Country Clubs

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