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Tom Dreesen on
Testing New Material

https://www.thebtbpc.com/e/episode-1-tom-dreesen/


Tom Dreesen (September 11, 1939 - ) was
Frank Sinatra's (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) opening act
for 14 of his 50 years in show business,
and is still working today.

He appeared on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson" 61 of his 500 times on national TV.

To play the above audio clip, just click on the image of Tom which gets you to
Scott Curtis's PodBean Behind the Bits Podcast, Episode 1: Tom Dreesen (1:05:41)

Then once there, scrub the audio playhead to cue up this
(24:24-25:35 = 1:11) section
where he talks about how to test your new material .
"But the other thing, too, is ... when you're working on new material, ... ."

Hint: this is the exact opposite to the way
lame open-micers predictably fail
to intelligently test their new jokes.

This is also Woody Allen's excellent workflow.

To return to this web page after listening to the above audio clip,
just click your browser's Back Button.

Then, see Tom in action: using body positions to sell his "Family Jewels" bit (1:47).
Go here ("Page 2 of 2"), then scroll down to
"Neutral body positions"
where I compare his stage technique to Sinatra's:
http://stand-upcomedyworkshop.com/workshopPreviews/stageMovement_courseOutlineContinued.html

Then, click here to see a bigger version this menu
where you then can click the "Family Jewels" link

to play the Family Jewels clip:



Questions?
Get in touch:
415-877-4424
jim@Stand-UpComedyWorkshop.com

Snail mail:
Jim Richardson
Organized Comedy
PO Box 992
Mill Valley, California 94942-0992
USA


Calendar | Video: tips | Endorsements: tips | Coaching & Co-Writing | Coaching order form | About Us
Lessons 1-35: Descriptions | Register: Lessons 1-4 | Register: Lessons 5-8 | FAQ | Contact Us

Sub Headings: even more tips!
Studying Comics | Comedy Roots | Comeback? | Defense | Character mask | Robin | Censorship
Writer's block | Camcorder Coaching | Memorizing | Remembering | Stage Movement: setting a bit
Business | Business Cards | Your Web Site | Open Mics | Evil "Bringer Shows" | Audition | MC tips
Promo Packet | Contact media | Interviews | How to get BIG-$ Gig$ | Agents vs. Managers
Newsletter | Goodies | Auditioning: TV & Movie parts | Site Map: more tips
Improvisation: Thinking on Your Feet | Jonathan Winters | Joan Rivers | Hecklers
Funny Money: $25/show or $100 Million/Year from Netflix? Comedy Coach predicts the near future!
How to Tell a Joke | How to Write a Joke
Titter: "Cute bit. Now, make it funny!"
Which is more important, what you say or how you say it?
Life as a Comedy Coach: our first big win!
Amateur Comedy Calendar | College Gigs | LPM
"Off the charts!" | Testing New Material
Telecommuting Classes


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