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Episode 50: Indefinite Hiatus

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

The podcast is going on an indefinite hiatus. In this episode we review a years worth of comedic information and give you some more unique soundbites from our national touring headliners.

Direct download: Episode_50__Indefinite_Hiatus.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Episode 49: Learning how to Write

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

In this episode we have a bunch of great insight from a varied group of national touring headliners. We also answer fan questions and we have a little reveal for you listeners.

Direct download: Episode_49__Almost_the_End.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:32pm EDT

Episode 48: Deacon Gray

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

In this weeks episode we have Deacon Gray back to explain what is the "Funny Final Four" and its history. We also discuss the landscape of Denver comedy as it's going through another change. we were lucky enough to get 2 stories from Rick and Deacon this week.

Direct download: 48.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

Episode 47: Questions with Dana Gould, Myq Kaplan and Monty Franklin

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

In this episode we answer questions from listeners. We also have Dana Gould and Myq Kaplan sound bites on their writing process and what they wished they knew starting out in comedy. Story time is also provided by Dana but closing the podcast out is Monty Franklin's story about a crazy night with some comedy icons.

Direct download: Episode_47__Questions_with_Dana_Gould_Myq_Kaplan_and_Monty_Franklin.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

Episode 46: Jordan Doll

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

In this episode titled "Fuck Iowa" we delve into the mind of Denver Comedic Wizard Jordan Doll (Viceland, TruTV and Comedy Central)

Direct download: Episode_46__Jordan_Doll_aka_Fuck_Iowa.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

Episode 45: The Art of Roasts with Brent Gill and John "Hippieman" Novosad

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

In this episode we discuss the art of comedy roasts with Brent Gill and John Novosad. We also chat about the differences between the Los Angeles and New York comedy scenes.

Direct download: Episode_45__Roasts_with_Brent_Gill_and_John__Hippieman__Novosad.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 7:18pm EDT

Episode 44: The Travails of Hollywood with Matt Iseman and Juston McKinney

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

In this episode we answer some questions from our listeners about "Hecklers" and "Getting Booked." Also we have Matt Iseman (American Ninja Warrior & The Apprentice) along with Juston McKinney (Comedy Central Half Hour & Blue Collar Comedy "The Next Generation") sharing some advice and stories about the beast known as Hollywood.

Direct download: Episode_44__The_Travails_of_Hollywood_1.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

Episode 43: Steve "Mudflap"  McGrew

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

This week we have guest Steve "Mudflap" McGrew talk about his comedy journey from getting a Comedy Central special to his Country Music Award wins. We also get into the current climate of comedy and how it compares to the first comedy boom in the 80s.

 

Direct download: Episode_43__Steve_McGrew.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

Episode 42: Soundbites with Jackie Kashian, Rory Albanese and Brad Williams

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

This week's podcast we get some great soundbites from Jackie Kashian (Netfilx), Rory Albanese (Comedy Central), and Brad Williams (Comedy Central). Check it out!


Episode 41: Christopher Titus

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

This week we have Christopher Titus on the podcast. We discuss his writing process in depth and he shares with us what he wished he would have know coming up in comedy. He also tells us about his weirdest gig ever. Hope you enjoy!

 

Direct download: Episode_41__Christopher_Titus.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

In this episode we talk about Ben's comedy beginnings, his process and he shares an amazing story.  Being the election had just ended, talking about it was unavoidable. Hope you enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_40__Ben_Roy.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

Episode 39: Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

This week we have master storyteller Dr. Kevin Fitzsgerald. He hands down has the best stories about the business. With over 30 years in the business Kevin has a multitude of legendary stories about working with The Rolling Stones, his ongoing Stand-Up career and the clinic he works at in which the Animal Planet TV show "Emergency Vets" was recorded. Enjoy the man, the myth, the legend Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald.

Direct download: Episode_39__Dr._Kevin_Fitzgerald.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:38pm EDT

Episode 38: Questions with Jake Johannsen and Piff the Magic Dragon

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

In this episode we answer some questions about the business and where it's heading. We also listen to audio from comedy vet Jake Johannsen and magician Piff the Magic Dragon.

 

Direct download: Episode_38__Questions_with_Jake_Johnanson_and_Piff_the_Magic_Dragon.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

Episode 37: Janae Burris

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

Newly crowned Comedy Works New Faces Contest Champion Janae Burris joins us for a chat about life, theater, and comedy.

Direct download: Episode_37__Janae_Burris.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Episode 36: The Mile High with Nate Bargatze, Monty Franklin and The Lucas Brothers

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

This week we have audio from Nate Bargatze, Monty Franklin and the Lucas Brothers tell an especially exciting story!

Direct download: Episode_36__Legalized_Weed_and_420.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT

Episode 35: Adam Cayton Holland

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

Adam Cayton Holland is our guest today having just finished up the 2nd season of TruTV's best new sitcom, "Those Who Can't." We talk about the show, Adam's new book deal and how coming up in Denver Comedy has shaped his comedy.

Direct download: Episode_35__Adam_Cayton_Holland.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

Episode 34: Louis Johnson

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

Louis Johnson is a legend of Denver comedy and he's our guest on this episode. We talk everything from how he got his start in comedy, what his writing process is like and to cap it all off Louis has a great story about another Denver comedy legend.

Direct download: Episode_34__Louis_Johnson.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

Episode 33: Comedy Works 35th Birthday

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

We talk about the fact it's Comedy Work's 35th year showcasing top comedy talent and we have some great audio from national touring headliners Ron Funches, Phil Hanley and Bob Marley!

Direct download: 33.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 6:04pm EDT

Episode 32: Does your appearance affect your standup?

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

In this episode we answer some questions and have some great advice from "Daily Show" correspondent Ronny Chieng!

 

 

Direct download: 32_redo.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT

Episode 31: Chris Voth

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

Chris Voth is a local Denver headliner and former member of season 2 of Last Comic Standing. He goes over the early beginnings of his career and how to make a living in the corporate comedy business.

Direct download: Episode_31__Chris_Voth.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 7:03pm EDT

Episode 30: Joey Diaz

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

Joey Diaz is our guest today. We talk about his start in standup comedy here in Denver and how Denver has changed over the years.

Direct download: Episode_30__Joey_Diaz.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

Episode 29: Wish you knew with Dean Delray and company

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

In this episode we answer questions from the listeners and we play audio from Quincy Jones, Dean Delray and Dom Irrera.

Direct download: Episode_29__Wish_you_knew_with_Dean_Delray_and_company.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:57pm EDT

Episode 28: In the Green Room with Sinbad

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

In this episode we sit down with Sinbad. He talks about his start in comedy working all the odd jobs a comedian can land coming up, what he's up too now and how he's incorporating music into his act. There is also a fun bit of synchronicity between Rick and Sinbad but you'll have to listen to learn about it.

Direct download: Episode_28__In_the_Green_Room_with_Sinbad.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 6:15pm EDT

Episode 27: Troy Walker Part 2

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

If you haven't caught part one, give it a listen. Episode 27 focuses on Troy's move to the west coast and how he's managed to navigate those waters.

Direct download: 25.2.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 6:55pm EDT

Episode 26: Troy Walker Part 1

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

Troy lets us into his comedy world. He began on the tough streets of Denver, getting his comedy chops.

Direct download: Episode_26__Troy_Walker_Part_1.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Episode 25: Josh Blue Part 2

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

Josh Blue tells us about his time on Last Comic Standing, his thoughts on Stand Up as he continues to hone his craft and we end it with a story involving Dave Chappelle

Direct download: Episode_25__Josh_Blue_Part_2.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Episode 24: Josh Blue Part 1

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

Josh Blue is our guest today! We talk about his life before comedy, how he shared a cage with a gorilla, and the correlations between his Olympic soccer career and comedy career.

Direct download: Episode_24__Josh_Blue_Part_1_1.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

Episode 23: Opening a new Comedy Works?

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

In this weeks episode we have advice and stories from Joe Derosa and Dave Coulier of "Fuller House." We also get into our bag of fan questions, ranging from opening a new club in London with Dave Chappelle, comedian contracts and when to start an LLC.

Direct download: Episode_23__Opening_a_new_Comedy_Works_.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Episode 22: Sam Tallent

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

One of the fastest comics in Denver and beyond, Sam Tallent is our guest today. He explains to us the art of networking in the comedy world today and what his thoughts are on the evolution of Denver comedy.

Direct download: Episode_22__Sam_Tallent.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

Episode 21: Comedy Works Entertainment

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter with your comedy questions!

 

In this episode we have guest Mike Raftery, Director of Operations at Comedy Works Entertainment, speaking about the differences between Managers and Agents. We go over what to avoid when it comes to finding a manager/agent and how they should be helping you further your career.

Direct download: Episode_21__Comedy_Works_Entertainment_1.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Episode 20: Quitting your day job with Brent Gill

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter.

 

In this episode we have Brent Gill on the podcast. He tells us about how he got his start in comedy and some of the upcoming projects he has going on, now that he's a full-time comic.

Direct download: Episode_20__Brent_Gill.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Episode 19: Fan Questions and What you Wished you Knew

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. Also you can reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter.

 

In this episode Wende and Rick answer some fan questions and we get great advice from Nick Thune, Jenny Zigrino and Monroe Martin.

Direct download: Episode_19_.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

Episode 18: What you wished you Knew #3

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics.

 

This episode we have great advice from Bobby Slayton, Ben Roy, Troy Walker and Jon Lovitz. This weeks storytime comes from a Comedy Works favorite, Christopher Titus. Also send us your questions regarding comedy, stand-up, Comedy Works! Reach us at HowComedyWorks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks on Twitter.

Direct download: Episode_18_.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

Episode 17: What you wished you Knew with Wende and Rick

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics.

 

This episode Wende and Rick discuss what they wished they would have known early in their respective comedy careers. Wende wished she could give her younger self some tips about running a successful room and Rick wishes he'd kept track of all his old material better. Also a great comedy story from Mike E Winfield about the addiction of comedy.

Direct download: Episode_17__What_you_wished_you_Knew_with_Wende_and_Rick.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Episode 16: New Faces Contest with Deacon Gray

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics.

 

This week's episode we have Deacon Gray in to talk about the New Faces Contest at Comedy Works. Deacon is a 30 year comedy veteran as well as the Comedy Works New Talent Coordinator. Wende, Rick and Deacon discuss the New Faces Contest, now in its 20th year. Past winners of the contest include Troy Walker, Ben Kronberg and Adam Cayton-Holland.

Direct download: Episode_16__New_Faces_Contest_with_Deacon_Gray.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

Episode 15: Just for Laughs Festival and guest storyteller Larry the Cable Guy

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics.

 

In this episode Wende and Rick talk about one of the biggest comedy festivals on the planet, the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. They also get some insight from Troy Walker and Ben Roy when they represented Denver as New Faces at Just for Laughs. Also this week we have a special guest storyteller in Larry the Cable Guy!


How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics.

 

In this episode Wende and Rick discuss the need for marketing materials if you're an up and coming comic trying to make a name for yourself. We also play some audio from Alice Wetterlund (Silicon Valley), Henry Cho (Comedy Central), and John Heffron (Last Comic Standing). They give advice to their younger selves.


Episode 13: Writing with Dana Gould & Greg Fitzsimmons

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, Owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics.

 

In this episode Wende and Rick discuss the writing process and how much time do you need to be an MC or Feature act on the road. We also listen to soundbites from Dana Gould and Greg Fitzsimmons about their own writing process.

 

Give us a listen and feel free to contact us with your comedy questions at howcomedyworks@comedyworks.com or tweet us @HowComedyWorks

Direct download: Episode_13_.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

Episode 12: Dealing with Hecklers

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics.

 

In this episode Wende and Rick discuss the role of an MC. They go over the symbiotic relationship between MC and club. They also talk about hecklers and how to deal with them. Rick and Wende tell us about some of their worst (or best) heckler stories.

Direct download: Episode_12__Dealing_with_Hecklers.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Episode 11: Fan Questions

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics.

 

In this episode Wende and Rick answer questions about stand-up comedy. Questions like how to get booked and how to make the transition to full time comic are answered. We also talk about Rick's journey from touring comic to writer for the likes of Terry Fator, Larry the Cable Guy and John Pinette.

 

Give us a listen and let us know your questions! Contact us at howcomedyworks@comedyworks.com or tweet us at @HowComedyWorks

Direct download: Episode_11__Fan_Questions.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Episode 10: Finding your Voice with Greg Fitzsimmons

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, Owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics.

 

In this episode Wende and Rick discuss the differences between Comedy Works Denver and Comedy Works at The Landmark. Wende also goes over her booking process for the clubs. We also go over the topic of "voice." How do you find your voice? How long does it take for you to find it. We also have Greg Fitzsimmons giving us some advice based on his stand up experience.

 

Give it a listen and feel free to contact us with your comedy questions at howcomedyworks@comedyworks.com

Direct download: Episode_10__Finding_your_Voice_with_Greg_Fitzsimmons.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Episode 9: "What you Wished you Knew Now" with Rory Scovel, Clayton English and Bryan Callen

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics.

 

In this episode Wende and Rick discuss what they wished they knew when they were starting out in comedy. This will be a recurring episode theme with national touring headliners giving their 2 cents. This episode we have Rory Scovel, Clayton English and Bryan Callen contributing their thoughts. 

 

Give it a listen and feel free to contact us with questions at howcomedyworks@comedyworks.com

Direct download: Episode_9__What_you_wish_you_knew.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

Episode 8: Political Correctness and its Place in Comedy

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics.

 

In this episode Wende and Rick discuss the Political Correctness movement and its effect on the comedy scene in Denver and nationally. We also have great comics Rory Scovel, cast member on the hit sitcom "Those Who Can't" on TruTV, and Clayton English, season 9 winner of Last Comic Standing, give their views on PC culture.

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How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Tuesday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics.

 

In this episode Wende and Rick tell stories about the new Comedy Works Condo downtown and the various horrible places Rick and other comics have had to stay on the road. They also discuss the difference between dirty and clean comedy!

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Episode 6: Creating a Room and Putting in Work

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Thursday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics.

In this episode Wende and Rick discuss the variables and conditions that need to be met to create and sustain a Comedy Room. They also touch on what it takes to become a successful comic, the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, protecting yourself on Social Media and at the end we have Story-Time with Rick.

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Episode 5: Comic Etiquette and the Comedy Works System

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Thursday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. 

 

In this episode Wende and Rick discuss the etiquette a young comic should display at the club or any club for that matter. They also go over the Comedy Works System with regards to the comics on the roster. 

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Episode 4: The Rick Kerns Story

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Thursday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. 

 

 In this episode Wende and Rick discuss Rick's journey from shy, day job having twenty-something to one of the best writers and comics between the coasts, as well as being one of the most respected comedians in the Denver comedy scene.

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Episode 3: Getting Paid and Cultivating Local Talent

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Thursday as Rick and Wende share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics. 

 

In this episode Wende and Rick discuss the pay a working regular may acquire at their home club or on the road. They also touch on why it's paramount to protect and foster young local talent. Also we get a little taste of the Rick Kerns' story.

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Episode 2 :  Wende's Story

How Comedy Works with Wende & Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Thursday as Wende and Rick share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics.

 

In this episode of "How Comedy Works" Wende and Rick discuss Wende's journey from waiter to CEO and how she came to own Comedy Works Denver, located in Larimer Square in the heart of downtown Denver.

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Episode 1 : Introductions and what we're about

How Comedy Works with Wende and Rick is a weekly podcast hosted by Wende Curtis, owner/CEO of Comedy Works Denver, and veteran comic/writer Rick Kerns. Tune in every Thursday as Wende and Rick share stories and offer advice to knowledge-hungry young comics.

 

Episode 1 delves into the history of Comedy Works and its inner workings from the perspective of its owner and one of its longest working regulars. They discuss what this podcast means to them and its goal, to reach out and communicate to young comics.

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