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What's So Funny!

What’s So Funny! is a comedy podcast originally recorded for radio which ran until 2008.  The host of What’s So Funny! is Dave Schwensen, a former television talent coordinator in Los Angeles and New York, author of How To Be A Working Comic, and comedy coach for The Improv comedy clubs in Chicago, Cleveland and Tampa.  In each episode, Dave interviews a guest comedian, discussing how that comedian got his start and tips of the trade. They listen to and comment on bits of his stand-up performances, as well as those of the comedy greats.  What’s So Funny! is now being re-released as podcasts by The Front Porch People in seasonal format.  Second 2 arriving Fall 2017.

What's So Funny! Episodes

Griffin discusses different "comedy voices," and how you can find yours. He and Dave also play tracks and discuss the influence of other comedians, such as Jerry Seinfeld.​​​

Nainan shares what makes him unique in the comedy world, how he made the switch to comedy, his secret talents, and his favorite comedians.​

Jaffe tells us everything about writing comedy, from using his wife's career for inspiration to his time as a writer for Seinfeld.​

Brill shares his view that comedy is simply truth, and he explains how this idea took him from lowly stand-up comedian to comedy agent for Letterman.​

Wendy talks about everything from her relatives who composed Disney soundtracks to her inspiration for writing comedy.​

Steve talks about his start as a writer and comedian in the college market, and how that both helped and hindered him.

Barber discusses her work as a comedy writer for Rosie O'Donnell, as well as her own return to stand up.

Ferrara discusses comedians who have influenced his comedy and work on screen, and he shares his advice for stand-up comics.

McPeek discusses comedians who have influenced his work, and he shares a few key secrets for writing great comedy.​

Rogerson shares his experience about beginning his stand-up career, acting in small film roles, and finding inspiration in the comedy greats!

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