Rik Roberts was in the Music Business Radio studios today. As a comedian, he's headlined at America's top comedy clubs, including The Improv, The Punchline, Funny Bone, The Stardome, and Zanies. As a corporate entertainer, he's been hired by hundreds of companies including Winnebago, Chevron, Wendy's, and Dairy Queen.
Rik tours as many as 50 weeks per year. You've seen him on Great American Country, Bananas Family Comedy, and Comedy at Large. You've heard him perform on radio shows across the nation, including Rick and Bubba, Bob and Tom, and Car Talk.
The average comedian performs 4-5 corporate events per year. In the past 12 months, Rik has done over 90.
We talked about what musicians can learn from the business of comedy, including advice on writing, keeping a show moving forward, building rapport with and engaging the audience, how to sell merch from the stage, the corporate market, and more. This episode also includes a 100% comedy/novelty song Demo Derby.
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