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Comedy Mom

26 EpisodesProduced by Katy IpockWebsite

Advice from a "small town" comedy producer for comics starting their journey. Hosted by Katy Ipock.Do you have a question for your Comedy Mom? E-mail her at!

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E26 - Virtual Shows & Comedy After COVID

April 7th, 2020


I know, sh*t as really gone south. Let's talk about advice about virtual/streaming shows and what you can do to set yourself up for success in this innovative time for comedy!

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E25 - Comedy Will Take Over Your Life

February 20th, 2020


When people think about getting into stand up comedy, they think about the glory. The crowds, the attention, the IG fans. Everyone thinks about being the next Joe Rogan, Dan Stanhope and Amy Schumer. In order to get …

E24 - The Competitive Nature of Comedy is Bullshit

February 16th, 2020


It is competition season for my comedy scene, which always flares up everyone's competitive nature. Here's the thing: The idea that Stand Up Comedy …

E23 - Cross Training for Comics

February 6th, 2020


Athletes will do a different sport or exercise to help their main sport. This is cross training. Dancers will strength train. Football players will do yoga and swimming. Cyclists will cross country ski. This cross …

E22 - Being A Big Fish In A Small Pond Doesn't Mean Sh*t

January 30th, 2020


This Episode is a little adversarial. It might hurt some feelings. 

Being A Big Fish In A Small Pond Doesn't Mean Sh*t. 

There. I said it. It's so easy in a small scene to feel like a big deal.  Comics with big heads …

E21: So You Bombed

January 25th, 2020


Bombing happens to all of us. I talk about the rough sets I had recently and my advice about how to handle a rough set both on and off stage. 

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E20 - Stay On Target

January 16th, 2020


"Pouring salt in my sugar won't make yours any sweeter
Pissing in my yard ain't gonna make yours any greener" 

Kacey Musgraves, Biscuits

It's easy to get distracted in comedy. This episode is all about my mantra, "Stay …

E19: Stand Up Comedy As A New Years Resolution

January 8th, 2020


It's that time of year! If you have "Try Stand Up Comedy" on your list of resolutions like I did in 2015 this episode is for you. Your first open mic …

E18 - Imposter Syndrome & Lost Confidence

December 12th, 2019


Comedy is a game of tenacity. We all lose our confidence. It's about getting back on stage again. You can do this! 

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E17 - What To Do When You Aren't Getting Booked

December 6th, 2019


I honestly thought about calling this episode "Why All Bookers Are Assholes." 

Don't even stress about whether you are getting booked if you are less …

E16 - Goal Setting For Comics

December 5th, 2019


I recorded this episode on December 4th. The time of year I sit down and start thinking about my goals for the upcoming year. This episode is all about how to set goals that are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, …

E15 - Conversation With My Mother

November 29th, 2019


I sat down with my MoM after Thanksgiving to talk about her perspective on the whole thing. The parents of comics have an interesting vantage point …

E14 - Chatting with Jessica Taylor

November 27th, 2019


Jessica is a staple in the Bend comedy scene! We talk about her first open mic, advice for new comics and dating life! We were going to record this live, but the weather took a sh*t on Central Oregon. So, we are both …

E13 - Why Open Mics Are Important

November 26th, 2019


It's easy to start dismissing open mics when you start getting "paid gigs." Some people see open mics as only auditions for bookers. I am making a passionate case for why this is not true. All stage time is good stage …

E12 - Self Deprecating Humor: It's A Good Thing!

November 26th, 2019


We are talking all about self deprecating humor. What it is, how it helps, and how to keep it from going too far. Using examples from her own material, Katy Ipock helps demystify writing jokes about yourself. Plus, …

E11 - Why You Should Record Every Set

November 25th, 2019


When sports teams want to get better the coach sits them down and makes them watch game footage. Watching yourself play is the best way to see what your doing and where you can improve. Comedy is exactly the same way. …

E10 - How To Act Like A Pro In This Funny Business

November 24th, 2019


This episode could also be titled "How To Stay On A Booker's Good Side." Acting professionally isn't dependent on your talent and/or skill level. …

E9 - Joke Theft, Parallel Thinking and Hack Jokes

November 24th, 2019


Joke Theft is the only hard, fast rule in Stand Up Comedy. There are no "covers" in stand up. This episode is all about joke theft, parallel thinking …

E8 - Comedy & Relationships with Kris Ipock

November 22nd, 2019


We delve into what it's like to be married to a comic. Kris Ipock is Katy's amazing husband and co-owner of their production company, Ipockolyptic …

E7: Conversations with Stuart Wilson and Jubal Chaplin

November 21st, 2019


Stuart Wilson and Jubal Chaplin sat down with me after an open mic. We talked about their first open mic, advice about cannabis and performing, and general comedy chit chat. 

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E6 - What I Look For As A Booker

November 20th, 2019


It doesn't take long for any "open micer" to ask, How do I get booked for a paid show? This episode is all about what I look for when booking someone and how to get yourself on a show. Keep in mind, it can take YEARS …

E5 - How To Generate Material

November 19th, 2019


Everyone wants to know how to write a joke. After every show there is usually one person who asks where I get my material. This episode isn't about the actual technique of writing, but how to generate material to write …

E4 - What Makes A Good Set

November 19th, 2019


Comedy is an art form. It's hard to tell, in a concrete way, how well a set lands. Over my 5 years of performing I have found a way to analyze my sets that gives me actual numbers to look at. Not everyone  will want to …

E3 - What The F To Wear

November 18th, 2019


I get asked often what a new comic should wear on stage. This is a nebulous, difficult thing to explain. I give my best motherly advice on the …

E2 - Basic Rules of Stand Up Comedy

November 18th, 2019


Today, Mom gets preachy! I'm going over the basic rules of open mic comedy, and touch on the semi-pro side as well. We all know rules suck. If you …

E1 - How To Get Started In Stand Up

November 18th, 2019


Episode 1! We are tackling the question everyone asks. How do you get started in stand up? This is how your first open mic (should) go. Learn …

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