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Green

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Successful comedians often give the advice, “Keep your head down, work hard, and you’ll figure it out.” Stu Melton and Jake Fromm ask them to go deeper and explain how they do what they do best. Each guest shares stories and advice on the things they excel at, like podcasting, writing for television, and producing their own comedy shows. Recorded over the span of six-seven months, Season 1 tracks Stu and Jake’s attempt to improve their own comedy skills while learning from the pros.

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Successful comedians often give the advice, “Keep your head down, work hard, and you’ll figure it out.” Stu Melton and Jake Fromm ask them to go deeper and explain how they do what they do best. Each guest shares stories and advice on the things they excel at, like podcasting, writing for television, and producing their own comedy shows. Recorded over the span of six-seven months, Season 1 tracks Stu and Jake’s attempt to improve their own comedy skills while learning from the pros.

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iTunes Ratings

31 Ratings
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Cover image of Green

Green

Updated 7 months ago

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Successful comedians often give the advice, “Keep your head down, work hard, and you’ll figure it out.” Stu Melton and Jake Fromm ask them to go deeper and explain how they do what they do best. Each guest shares stories and advice on the things they excel at, like podcasting, writing for television, and producing their own comedy shows. Recorded over the span of six-seven months, Season 1 tracks Stu and Jake’s attempt to improve their own comedy skills while learning from the pros.

Rank #1: 1.8 The Chaos of Comedy: How to Produce Shows with Jo Firestone

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The multitalented Jo Firestone's credits include Montreal Just For Laughs New Faces, a Comedy Central Half Hour, and writer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. But she's best known as the undeniable, undefeated queen of New York comedy production. Between comedy institutions like Punderdome 3000, the Unexpectashow, and the Inner Beaty Pageant, Jo runs some of the most unique and entertaining comedy shows in the New York. In this episode, Jo talks about the joy of accomplishing what you thought you couldn’t, discusses the value of chaos in comedy, and shares her three rules for producing a successful show. Also, Stu shares a story about a haunted house that might just be a confession to a crime! Jo Firestone: @kingfirestorm | jofirestone.com Liza Minnelli & Pudding Wrestling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vJzwx6qLLA Stu Melton: @tellsjokes Jake Fromm: @jakefromm greencomedypodcast.com | greencomedypod@gmail.com | https://facebook.com/greencomedypod

Jul 10 2017
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Rank #2: 1.7 Dan Dougal Dougal's Lightning in a Bottle: How to Do Social Media with Eli Yudin

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Patton Oswalt, Anderson Cooper, Susan Orlean: these are just some of the tens of thousands of followers that the parody Twitter account @NotTildaSwinton accumulated in only its the first few days of existence. Other celebrity names were tossed around as the possible brain child behind @NotTildaSwinton, but no one expected a dude on prescribed pain medication sitting in his parents' house in Washington D.C. Since he shut his creation down, Eli Yudin has parlayed his experience into a book of tweets, writing credits for SNL's Weekend Update, and employment at CollegeHumor, but Jake & Stu talk about how exactly he captured the "lightning in a bottle" that led to what some call "the best celebrity parody account ever." Eli Yudin: @eliyudin | @NotTildaSwinton Slate: http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/05/25/tilda_swinton_twitter_is_this_the_best_celebrity_parody_account_ever_.html Stu Melton: @tellsjokes Jake Fromm: @jakefromm greencomedypodcast.com | greencomedypod@gmail.com | https://www.facebook.com/greencomedypod/

Jul 03 2017
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Rank #3: 1.6 And That Brings It Back to Death: How to Write for Television with Marlena Rodriguez

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After creating her own web series while living in Chicago, comedian Marlena Rodriguez landed a dream job writing for the Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Since then, she’s moved onto other TV writing projects. Marlena shares writing insights like what it takes to get a writing agent and submit packets, how to treat yourself as a professional, and why she thought Jake was asking her out on a date when they first met for coffee. Marlena Rodriguez: @MarlenaRodrigz | marlenarodriguez.com We Have To Move: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJzkeKA5z6Q&t=2s What Would My Friends Do Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-538332225 Stu Melton: @tellsjokes Jake Fromm: @jakefromm greencomedypodcast.com | greencomedypod@gmail.com | https://www.facebook.com/greencomedypod/

Jun 26 2017
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Rank #4: 1.5 Incest Is Gay: How to Do Comedy Festivals with Anthony DeVito

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Only a few years into stand up comedy, Anthony DeVito's very first festival acceptance was to the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs "New Faces." Since then, Anthony has performed at some of the best festivals throughout the U.S., including Bridgetown, Sketchfest, and the Boston Comedy Festival. Through his unusual story, Anthony shares tips on how to get into festivals and what they are and aren't good for. Anthony DeVito: @AnthonyDeVito_ | http://www.anthonydevitocomedy.com/ This American Life story: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/572/transformers?act=1 Stu Melton: @tellsjokes Jake Fromm: @jakefromm greencomedypodcast.com | greencomedypod@gmail.com | https://www.facebook.com/greencomedypod/

Jun 19 2017
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #5: 1.4 What Everybody Thinks But Nobody’s Thought Of: How to Be a Well-Rounded Performer with Nick Vatterott

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From stand up to sketch to improv, when it comes to comedy Nick Vatterott has done it all. Although he's gone on to release a Comedy Central Half Hour as well as his Comedy Central album For Amusement Only, Vatterott shares how a creative breakthrough landed him a spot at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and more. Nick Vatterott: @nickvatterott | nickvatterott.com Late Night with Jimmy Fallon set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBFKSwMLjC4 For Amusement Only on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4lLBACStl0VtF2JYNTGwrL Stu Melton: @tellsjokes JakeFromm: @jakefromm greencomedypodcast.com | greencomedypod@gmail.com | https://www.facebook.com/greencomedypod/

Jun 12 2017
1 hour 57 mins
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Rank #6: 1.1 Eye Signals: How to Podcast with Corinne Fisher

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Jake and Stu are joined by comedian Corinne Fisher of the Guys We F****d podcast to discuss what it takes to get into podcasting. From the story of how GWF got its start to working with podcast networks to finding a hosting rapport that transcends speech, Corinne breaks down the art of podcasting step-by-step. Corinne Fisher: @PhilanthropyGal Stu Melton: @tellsjokes Jake Fromm: @jakefromm greencomedypodcast.com | greencomedypod@gmail.com | https://www.facebook.com/greencomedypod/

Jun 04 2017
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #7: 1.2 Insider Baseball: How to Be a Working Comic with Lucas Connolly

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Comedian Lucas Connolly (NY Comedy Club) explains what it takes to make a living from doing stand up comedy. How to put yourself in the right situations to get booked at clubs, how to open for big comics on the road instead of doing open mics forever, and what it means to wear shorts on stage...it's insider baseball, baby! Lucas Connolly: @lovablelucas Stu Melton: @tellsjokes Jake Fromm: @jakefromm greencomedypodcast.com | greencomedypod@gmail.com | https://www.facebook.com/greencomedypod/

Jun 04 2017
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #8: 1.3 Puzzle Pieces & Sand Castles: How to Pitch a TV Show with Dan Perlman

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Comedian Dan Perlman got the chance of a lifetime when the pitch for his original animated television show, That's My Bus, got picked up by Fox at the Set to Screen competition at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Dan describes how he researched bus driver stories, prepared an efficient pitch and convincing answers to inevitable questions, and created his own animated short to win over television executives. Dan Perlman: @danjperlman Stu Melton: @tellsjokes JakeFromm: @jakefromm greencomedypodcast.com | greencomedypod@gmail.com | https://www.facebook.com/greencomedypod/

Jun 04 2017
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #9: 1.13 I Just Happen To Love Standup: Late Night TV with Brendan Eyre

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Oh boy! It’s the last episode of Season 1! In this barn-burner of an ep, comedian Brendan Eyre breaks down everything that goes into a great standup set on a late night show, from the microphone choices at 30 Rock to the realities of a comic's life and career after TV. At the end of the episode, Jake and Stu discuss what they’ve learned over the course of Season 1, and Stu finally decides whether or not he’s gonna start asking for spots! Thanks for listening to Green Season 1, and stick around for a totally fresh Season 2! Brendan Eyre: @EyreBud ‏ Brendan on Adam Devine’s House Party: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/wzdd3p/adam-devine-s-house-party-brendan-eyre---fighting-brothers Stu Melton: @tellsjokes Jake Fromm: @jakefromm greencomedypodcast.com | greencomedypod@gmail.com | https://facebook.com/greencomedypod

Aug 21 2017
1 hour 43 mins
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Rank #10: 1.12 Comedy Is a Business: Working on the Road with Shane Torres

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After starting out in Portland, it wasn't long before Shane Torres was taken out by a more experienced comedian to be shown the ropes of working the road. Further success as a New Face at Montreal JFL Festival, moving to New York City, and eventually landing his own Comedy Central Half Hour has only helped Shane's career on the road, as he spends a major chunk of the year working outside of town at comedy clubs across the country. To Jake and Stu, Shane oozes wisdom about how to treat comedy as a profession and a business, rather than something you "just do." Shane Torres: @shanetorres | @syrupmountain | shaneisacomedian.com Stu Melton: @tellsjokes Jake Fromm: @jakefromm greencomedypodcast.com | greencomedypod@gmail.com | https://www.facebook.com/greencomedypod/

Aug 16 2017
1 hour 34 mins
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