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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.

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.
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United States

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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.

Twitter:

@janmcinnis

Language:

English


Episodes

Maxipad Comedy

1/16/2019
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Duration:00:09:36

Covering My Butt

1/14/2019
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Duration:00:09:51

Jokes For Leno

1/7/2019
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Duration:00:06:21

1500 People and Me

1/2/2019
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Duration:00:14:04

Comedy One Nighters

12/26/2018
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Duration:00:04:15

Comedian Karma

12/19/2018
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Duration:00:09:10

Me and Oprah

12/17/2018
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Duration:00:12:37

My First Big Comedy Emcee Gig

12/7/2018
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Emceeing in a comedy club is the first step in your career. And you think you’re ready to emcee in the big clubs with 5 minutes of material and 2 months of stage time? Well, maybe not. Jan found out the hard way!!

Duration:00:12:48

Comedy and the Fairmont Hotel

12/7/2018
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Comedy club accommodations usually ain’t that great, though if you work at it long enough, comedy comes full-circle! But sometimes you have to leave the safe things that you like, and put up with some stuff you don’t like, to get to what you really, really like!

Duration:00:13:33

Jay Leno Comedy Challenge

12/6/2018
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The Jay Leno Comedy Challenge launched many wannabe comedians into their comedy careers, and Jan is one of them. It was a nationwide search to put an unknown comedian on the Tonight Show stage with Jay Leno. Here’s how it went down for Jan . . .it just shows that being naïve isn’t always bad!

Duration:00:13:55

Welcome & Introduction of Comedian Jan

12/6/2018
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Comedian and comedy writer Jan McInnis gives you a short intro about her over 2 decades in comedy and about her podcasts. By now you might have heard a few Skip it if you want to go right to the stories.

Duration:00:08:59

Worst Comedy Bombing

12/6/2018
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Comedians don’t always have good shows, and they know that. But all bombing is not equal. . . sometimes it’s a little worse that others. Here’s a story from Jan’s early career. . . where she tanked big time.

Duration:00:12:35

Bad Comedy Venues

12/5/2018
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Bad Comedy Venues Comedians are put on all sorts of unusual stages, but comedy doesn’t really work everywhere! The jokes might be great and the crowd might be awesome, but certain venues still stink for doing comedy! Jan shares her story of one of the worst places for a comedian to perform in. How does she know it’s the worst place? She performed there!

Duration:00:10:21