Breaking Down Bits

Brian Gendron and Drew Jordan

A show hosted by comics Brian Gendron and Drew Jordan about great comedy bits with the comedians who wrote and performed them. Any comedian or comedy fan will appreciate going behind the curtain to learn about how jokes are constructed!

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Brian and Drew are joined by NYC comedian Caitlin Peluffo. She is SO FUN and discusses the importance of building your comedy networking to accelerate your career. Including details about submitting for festivals and strategies for getting the most out of attending festivals. We dive into some show hosting tips that are helpful, we listen […]

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Nov 8

1 hr 12 min

Brian and Drew speak with LA director, writer, and standup comedian Geoff Plitt. This is a must listen for all comics! Geoff’s disciplined approach to writing and his commitment to growing his social media channels are inspiring and actionable. Geoff discusses is content creation strategy and shares some of his tips to grow your TikTok […]

Oct 26

59 min 59 sec

His success started with working the door at the World Famous Comedy Store in LA and got his first break as a voice actor in the animated hit Rio. Then passed at the comedy store and appearances on TV like Shameless and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He cautions not to do anything you may regret […]

Oct 3

1 hr 15 min

Get into a routine like a farmer! Do your sets, record them, post clips, record your podcast and do it on a regular cadence. If you get fans you win! Focus on social media YouTube & TikTok because the algorithms put you in front of new people. Find ways to make your money outside the […]

Sep 16

46 min 4 sec

Brian and Drew are joined by friend of the show, NYC comedian Steven Rogers. For years Steven has been on tour with the great Brian Regan and made his late night debut on the Colbert Show in 2019. He is working on releasing his album later in 2021. We have a great discussion with Steven […]

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Aug 19

1 hr 13 min

What an incredible discussion with Greg Warren! He cautions that even the best comics have to take a beating. You can count down your 50 bad sets to when you’re good is one of his many tips. Also morning pages, dealing with rejection, being seen in the room, quitting your day job, listen to your […]

Aug 11

55 min 14 sec

Brian and Drew speak with Andy Woodhull, a nationally touring comedian and writer who has been featured on the Tonight Show, Dry Bar Comedy, Comedy Central, and James Corden. Andy shares so many tips and tricks including the free tools to help grow your following in Pandora. He talks about writing groups, late night show […]

Jul 26

53 min 29 sec

Liz took a non-traditional path to rise to her success. When her contemporaries were doing the normal path such as Just for Laughs and late night TV spots Liz was doing international tours and self producing her albums and saying yes to nearly everything because she knew that more exposure could lead to opening new […]

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Jun 28

1 hr 12 min

L.A. comedian, writer, and actress Jasmine Ellis, originally from Texas, joins Brian and Drew. We talk a lot of the top about social media strategies including TikTok as a platform to build your following. We also talk about performing in front of different audiences and changing your setups to be relatable but still sticking your […]

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Jun 22

1 hr 7 min

Brian and Drew are joined by NYC comedian, actor, and writer Gianmarco Soresi. Gianmarco opens up about how his journey as as standup comedian admitting he was initially just an actor playing a comedian running an hour for one his first sets, until he got serious about writing and getting stage time. Some his first […]

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Jun 14

1 hr 11 min

Writer and comedian J.F. Harris shares his experiences as a comic who came up in Staten Island, NY now lives in LA and has been everywhere in between. So many great takeaways and recommended readings and other media for comics at any level. Some key takeaways is to make sure you ask for your opportunities, […]

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Jun 3

1 hr 19 min

Brian and Drew talk with NYC comedian Louis Katz. A passionate comedy writer we get into the details of writing and set development that can be helpful for standup comedians at all levels. Additionally we talk about writing teams, club etiquette, audience empathy, the importance of listening, and so much more. We watch a clip […]

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May 23

1 hr 6 min

Such a valuable and timely topic for all standup comics – how to go viral on social media! Is there a character in your act that could possibly come to life online? That’s a route that has paid off big for Aristotle with his alter ego Blake Webber has amassed over 4 million followers and […]

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May 17

54 min 4 sec

NYC actor, standup comedian, and talented sculptor of Pokémon figurines Matthew Broussard drops some knowledge on the show. Listen in to find out what a “Shit Big Mac” and an “Open Face Shit Sandwich” is for your open mic work. How building a set list is like making a mosaic. Why you should keep a […]

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Apr 20

58 min 55 sec

NYC Comedian and writer Jourdain Fisher joins the show to share his rise through comedy starting at the age of 17 in North Carolina to performing on, and writing for, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Jourdain shares his early beginnings and eventual move to New York including the slow beginnings – once sleeping outside […]

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Apr 14

1 hr 1 min

Brian and Drew talk with LA Comedian Jerry Garcia! Jerry has great takes on how to get ahead faster and gain a following in your first years of comedy. Jerry shares how he was able to make relationships with touring headliners to accelerate his growth as a comic. We listen to a set of his […]

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Apr 8

55 min 35 sec

How much do you really want to make it in comedy? When a comic has to restart his career four times he must really want it. That was the case with Graham Kay. Kay had the grit to stick with it, eventually winning prestigious comedy contests and being seen on National TV. He first found […]

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Mar 30

1 hr 2 min

Brian & Drew are joined by Taiwanese-Canadian Comedian Ed Hill. Ed recently released his debut comedy album this month “Candy & Smiley.” We discuss his unique choice of recording his comedy album in front of only six people due to the pandemic and listen to a few hilarious clips. Ed shares his unique and effective […]

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Mar 22

1 hr

Actor and Standup comedian Jenny Zigrino joins the show and shares so much great advice for comics. We break down her killer Valentine’s Day set on CONAN, plus find out which celebrity she distains! Really excellent advice around submitting for comedy festivals shared by Jenny who has been on the selection side of the submissions.

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Mar 15

58 min 22 sec

We talk with British comedian and freestyle rapper, Chris Turner. Some of the highlights include some tips for working corporate gigs, discussion about arriving on stage, and the story of how his freestyles have him closing out shows across the country including the famous Comedy & Magic Club in LA and the Comedy Cellar in […]

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Mar 8

1 hr 12 min

Brian and Drew are joined by LA actor, writer, standup comedian and all around creative person Willie Macc. We have a great conversation that ranges from projects to stay sane during the pandemic/lockdown, maximizing your first appearance on stage, leveling up your writing by asking the question “If that’s true, then what else is true?” […]

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Feb 27

1 hr 20 min

Brian and Drew are joined by NYC standup comedian Adrienne Iapalucci. Discussion includes delivering dark material, the benefits of writing with other comics you trust, why having a managers isn’t always a good thing, plus much more! We break down some material from her new comedy album “Baby Skeletons.” Plus hear just how much of […]

Feb 18

1 hr 3 min

Brian and Drew are joined by Standup Comedian and Filmmaker, Jessica Watkins. The discussion with Jessica is inspiration for comedians to take on projects that can compliment your growth as a standup act. Her documentary “Special-ish” serves as a great example of a creative way to expand your name in the in comedy industry. They […]

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Feb 8

57 min 32 sec

Brian and Drew reflect on our interviews from season 2 from comedians Jeff Dye to Mark Normand. We talk about our key takeaways and how it has helped us grow as comics. We also take a look into Season 3 including a clip from Adrienne Iapalucci who joins us on our first episode. We discuss […]

Jan 19

35 min 22 sec

Comedy! Mark Normand joins the show and shares valuable insight for comics at any level including the early stages of podcasting, joke writing, trying out bits on stage, and much more! We break down a clip from his new special “Out to Lunch” Available now on YouTube and talk about his podcast “Tuesdays with Stories.” […]

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Dec 2020

1 hr

Wow! So much fun and such a unique prospective on comedy shared by LA art critic turned comedian, Christina Catherine Martinez. She shares some interesting influences in her comedic style including Philippe Gaulier’s clown philosophies that she was able to apply and reach new levels of vulnerability and honesty on stage. This episode takes a […]

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Dec 2020

1 hr 10 min

You will pick up quickly that Jay Jurden’s passion for standup comedy is infectious. He shares so many great insights that can benefit comics at all levels including topics such as act outs, comedy contests, prepping for big sets, naming your debut album, and much more. Stick around through the end to find out why […]

Dec 2020

1 hr 11 min

Catch our interview with comedian, actor, and writer Joyelle Nicole and find out what two pieces of advice Dave Chappelle gave her early in her career that helped her. We talk about how she was able to land some of her early breaks, writing standup, writing for television, and much more! We break down a […]

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Nov 2020

58 min 56 sec

Ian’s accent in comedy is inspirational for anyone new to comedy or for maybe has been in it for a while and hasn’t gotten any big breaks. By staying focused and being patient he was able to earn the respect of comics that were able to help him further his career including landing a spot […]

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Nov 2020

1 hr 5 min

Yes you read that right, Pippen is better than Jordan. Find out how that statement helped John find his first manager as he discusses what comedians should be looking for in their own manager. We also cover writing on stage, finding your voice, finding comedy from your most frustrating and uncomfortable experiences and so much […]

Nov 2020

1 hr 1 min

NYC comedian Tom Thakkar joins the show to share his experiences in the comedy business and we break down his 2019 Comedy Central Half Hour set.

Nov 2020

1 hr 3 min

Such a fun interview right out the gate as Sean Patton, NYC comedian shares advice on industry including why comics don’t talk to you. What happens after you get a big break (hint: nothing) comparing Houston and New Orleans scenes, LA and New York scenes, and reminds us to ALWAYS RECORD AND LISTEN TO ALL […]

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Oct 2020

1 hr 6 min

Brian and Drew are joined by Sam Tallent standup comedian and road dog as we review the set that got him Just For Laughs New Faces and discuss his book “Running The Light.” So much great advice but it starts with killing every night for Sam! Join us for this fun interview.

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Oct 2020

1 hr 2 min

Why you should make a prank call right now. How MTV programming ended the Jackass era and sat on his show numbnuts, why Jeff passed on being being passed at the Comedy Store in the 2000’s, Why acting sucks and standup doesn’t, and so much more! This show is a lot of fun in fact […]

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Oct 2020

1 hr 20 min

Brian and Drew go back and examine important moments for comedians from all ten episodes from Season 1 including talks with Jon Reep, Ron G, Nore Davis, Sarah Tollemache, Sarah Tiana, Danny Palumbo, Rik Roberts, Scott Dikkers, Joel Byars, and ANdy Huggins. They also announce the first four guests for Season 2 and the Breaking […]

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Oct 2020

44 min 20 sec

We talk about leveling-up in standup comedy by getting booked at clubs and working the road with the winner of NBC’s fifth season of Last Comic Standing. We then breakdown some material from his latest comedy special on Amazon Prime, “Ginger Beard Man.”

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Sep 2020

1 hr 6 min

We discuss working clean on stage with one of the best out there at doing it. Working clean doesn’t mean you can’t talk about adult content, plus you keep the door open for way more opportunities in stand up, acting, and more. Ron has performed on AXS TV Presents: Gotham Comedy Live and HBO’s Insecure.Ron […]

Sep 2020

1 hr 1 min

Nore is a New York comedian who has released 4 comedy albums his most recent over Zoom in the middle the quarantine called “Live from the Comedy Trap House.” We discuss creating a Zoom comedy album and techniques for performing online standup successfully, how to advance your comedy career, writing on the shoulders of our […]

Sep 2020

1 hr 3 min

We discuss how to grow as a standup comedian including the importance of social media, when to move to NY/LA, and break down Sarah’s set on Comedy Central at Adam Divine’s in Hawaii. A lot of great writing and performance tips, plus some inside baseball industry info that any comic can find helpful!

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Aug 2020

53 min 31 sec

Interested in how to write Roast Comedy? So many great tips, stories, jokes, and strategies shared by Sarah from over decade of performing and writing Roast Comedy for Comedy Central. We break down the Comedy Central Roast Battle she had with WWE wrestler turned comedian Dolph Ziggler. Plus stick around until the end to see […]

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Aug 2020

57 min 14 sec

Danny shares some great tips in how to prepare for a set and how uses a lot of voice inflection in his delivery to enhance his stage presence and delivery. We watch some of his material that is featured on his new comedy album “Good Morning Mister” that releases on August 25 is currently available […]

Aug 2020

54 min 23 sec

We talk comedy with 30-year veteran of headlining, Rik Roberts. We watch a clip from his DryBar Comedy special “Put Down the Sweet Tea” and cover so many different writing and performing techniques including using emotion, adding risk, using rhythm, and storytelling. Rik even gives us several exercises and writing prompts that we can use […]

Aug 2020

56 min 4 sec

Join us as we talk comedy with the founding editor of The Onion and New York Times best selling author. We discuss Scott’s eleven Funny Filters of comedy writing from his “How to Write Funny” series of books, podcast, and class using examples of each from articles published in the Onion. We also draw from […]

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Aug 2020

1 hr

“It’s all about progress not perfection” Joel Byars knows comedy. In fact Joel is dubbed a “Big Bag of Comedy Knowledge” at one point in our discussion by Drew, and it’s no surprise why…. Joel has done hundreds of interviews with the BIGGEST names in comedy through his Hot Breath Podcast so him and his […]

Jul 2020

59 min 36 sec

“I write things that mean something to me… If there’s a truth to it emotionally then your character is going to shape itself.” Anyone passionate about stand-up won’t want to miss this episode, Andy is a wealth of comedy knowledge and his passion comes through on this interview. Hosts Brian and Drew watch Andy’s set […]

Jul 2020

1 hr 6 min

Brian and Drew introduce themselves as hosts and explain how the show will run including announcing the first two guests!

Jul 2020

7 min 1 sec