Behind The Bits - Serious Comedy Talk

Behind The Bits - Serious Comedy Talk

Every week, Scott Curtis talks serious with comedians about their craft. Were they inspired by Dave Chappelle or George Carlin, Paula Poundstone or Iliza Shlesinger? How do they write their comedy sets? Which jokes work and which one's failed? How do you find your comedic voice? We hit these topics every week so that you and I can learn from the professional comedians who have blazed the trail for us.

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Recent Episodes

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Episode 55: Joe Bates

Jan. 19, 2021

Joe Bates is a hero. His absurdist confidence is only beaten out by his lack of understanding why h…

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Episode 54: Steve Bluestein

Jan. 12, 2021

Comedians come in all shapes and sizes…Steve Bluestein comes in one shape. Funny. His talent has be…

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Episode 53: Steve Hofstetter

Jan. 5, 2021

Author, columnist, and comedian Steve Hofstetter is often called the hardest working man in show-bu…

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Episode 52: Brenden Kumarasamy

Dec. 28, 2020

Brenden Kumarasamy was very young man when he realized he was passionate about communication. When …

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Episode 51: Don Smith

Dec. 21, 2020

Don Smith has quite a varied career. After doing some community theater, Don got the acting bug and…

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Episode 50: Larry Hankin Part 2

Dec. 14, 2020

Born in New York on August 31, 1940, Hankin took an industrial design degree from the University of…

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