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Welcome to the School of Laughs. If you wan to learn how to create comedy like the pros - this is your source! Browse the offerings, select your course and start your journey today.

Courses available include:

Stand-Up Comedy Writing Class [Silver Edition]

Ideal for beginners, this class features:

  • over two and a half hours of online tutorials
  • 114 page companion workbook
  • quizzes and access for 90 days
  • money back guarantee

The material is organized to take you step-by-step through the joke writing process. The average first time student develops a minimum of 8-10 minutes of stage ready material the first time through. You’ll have access to the course for 90 days and can go through it as many times as you like within that time period. If at the end of the 90 days you wish to upgrade to the Gold package you will only need to pay the difference and the clock restarts with the new features.

Master Laughter Class

Ideal for speakers, teachers, trainers and preachers. This course helps you implement humor into your program in specific ways. Getting you rebooked more often and helping you amplify your impact. Specifically, you will ....

  • Identify “dead spots” in your program that need work
  • Apply a strategy that generates a laugh before you even get on stage
  • Learn how to anchor your take away points using humor
  • Discover how to Diagnose a Joke and Fix Inconsistent Results
  • Learn The Three Keys that make 90% of all jokes funny
  • Put Yourself in the Material (even if it happened to someone else)
  • See How to Set a “Laughter Trap” Like a Headliner
  • Understand The Cause of (and Conquer) Writer’s Block
  • Learn why Punchlines Are Like “Money in the Bank”
  • Tap into a Variety of Sources for Inspiration

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About Rik Roberts

Hi my name is Rik Roberts. I’ve been a professional comedian since 1991. I live in Nashville, TN with a wonderful wife, two young kids and a love for encouraging creativity.

When I first started pursuing comedy, I found it frustrating that some nights I would do well and other nights perform so poorly I wanted to quit. It seemed like the same jokes that worked the night before weren’t funny at all the next. I was literally throwing things out left and right trying to find out what was a “keeper” and what wasn’t.

During that early part of the journey, I performed hundreds of shows at bowling alleys, college bars, church fellowship halls, comedy clubs and even a couple of zoo’s – and would still have inconsistent sets.

Then I was asked to run a comedy workshop at my home club Zanies in Nashville. At first I said, “you can’t teach people to be funny”.

I was told, “look at all your best jokes, analyze them and figure out WHY they are getting a laugh. Then, teach that to the people who come to the workshop”.

It took me months to analyze my material before I knew the answers. And then my progress skyrocketed. Turns out “you can teach people to be funnier”.

What changed? I discovered that regardless of the topic my “keepers” had more than a clever punch line. They were jokes that utilized multiple comedy techniques. Meaning, I wasn’t relying on one single angle to generate a laugh.

At first I didn’t know these techniques had names (some didn’t and I named them myself). I also found trends in the structure of my sets that worked (and some that didn’t).

Now, I can look at my jokes the way a quarterback looks at a playbook. I can read audiences like Peyton Manning reads a defense. And I can construct a joke like James Brown can build a Brick House.

You can, too.

I am now performing for the groups I want to, as often as I want to, and without having to worry if the show is going to go well or not.

You can, too.

If you want more than tips and are ready to dive into an incredibly thorough comedy course, get started today with the online comedy class. It’s a ton of fun and you can take it at your open pace.

I look forward to helping you take powerful, purposeful steps towards building your comedy career.


Rik Roberts
Principal / Janitor
School Of Laughs

What Our Members Have to Say:

“Go to Rik Roberts’ Master Laughter Class! He's got the experience, and the ethics, mixed with technically strong content you can apply and see results. He has helped improve my own comedy writing.
― Karen Eddington
“Take him up on this offer. It’ll save you a lot of time and frustration. Rik knows how to write, deliver, perfect, and teach humor. Learn how to anchor your message with laughs!
― Damian Mason
“I speak mostly to corporate groups, and Rik absolutely "gets it". He helped me create authentic humor that is uniquely mine, and helped me be at ease on stage!
― Amy Lynch
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