Comedian Stories: Tales From the Road in Under 5 Minutes

Series produced by Jan McInnis

Caption: Comedian Stories, Credit: Comedian Jan McInnis
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Comedian Stories 

Unique comedy stories from an unknown comedian who’s made her living telling and selling jokes for over 2 decades. From bombing to working with celebrities, and performing in weird venues Jan tells you the inside scoop on being a true working comedian, and she does it with stories in under 5 minutes.

Unique comedy stories from an unknown comedian who’s made her living telling and selling jokes for over 2 decades. From bombing to working with celebrities, and performing in weird venues Jan tells you the inside scoop on being a true working comedian, and she does it with stories in under 5 minutes. She also talks about selling comedy material to everyone from the Tonight Show to guests on the Jerry Springer Show Each podcast ends with a “lesson learned” take-away tip that is appropriate for everyone, even if you’re not a comedian.


14 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Comedian Stories, Credit: Comedian Jan McInni
When you’re emceeing for a week, and none of the shows are going well, you need to figure out how to cover your butt. Here’s what Jan did.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2019
  • Length: 03:20
Caption: Comedian Stories, Credit: Comedian Jan McInni
What, if any, difference is there in comedy clubs that have more white or black audiences? Jan talks about her experience starting out in comedy.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2019
  • Length: 03:41
Caption: Comedian Stories
Selling jokes to Jay Leno for his Tonight Show monologue was always fun. Here's a fun story about it.

  • Added: Mar 06, 2019
  • Length: 02:12
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Comedian Jan's first big of 1500 people and a lot riding on the line. She's being reviewed so she can get into corporate work but the crowd isn't c...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2019
  • Length: 04:48
Caption: Tales From the Road in Under 5 Minutes
Comedians are put on all sorts of unusual stages, but comedy doesn’t really work everywhere! The jokes might be great and the crowd might be awesom...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2018
  • Length: 03:33
Caption: Tales From the Road in Under 5 Minutes
Comedians don’t always have good shows, and they know that. But all bombing is not equal. . . sometimes it’s a little worse that others. Here’s a s...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2018
  • Length: 04:21
Caption: Tales From the Road in Under 5 Minutes
The Jay Leno Comedy Challenge launched many wannabe comedians into their comedy careers, and Jan is one of them. It was a nationwide search to put ...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 04:46
Caption: Comedian Stories, Credit: Comedian Jan McInnis
Comedy club accommodations usually ain’t that great, though if you work at it long enough, comedy comes full-circle! But sometimes you have to leav...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 04:38
Caption: Tales From the Road in Under 5 Minutes
Emceeing in a comedy club is the first step in your career. And you think you’re ready to emcee in the big clubs with 5 minutes of material and 2 m...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 04:29
Caption: Tales From the Road in Under 5 Minutes, Credit: Comedian Jan McInnis
Oprah’s show could boost your comedy career, and Jan had her crack at it! Hear how it turned out!

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:21
Caption: Tales From the Road in Under 5 Minutes, Credit: Comedian Jan McInnis
Comedians do believe in Karma, and when a comedian is kind of harsh with Jan, she is patient. . .and that pays off. But, yeah, it’s hard to be nice...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 03:15
Caption: Tales From the Road in Under 5 Minutes, Credit: Comedian Jan McInnis
One of the most prestigious comedy clubs in the country and Jan gets her shot on stage. Hear how this turns out!

  • Added: Jan 05, 2019
  • Length: 04:36
Caption: Tales From the Road in Under 5 Minutes, Credit: Comedian Jan McInnis
Entertainers do these routinely, and a one-nighter sounds sexy, but it’s not what you think. See what we mean by one-nighter. You might want to che...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2019
  • Length: 04:15
Caption: Tales From the Road in Under 5 Minutes, Credit: Comedian Jan McInnis
Not all comedy shows go great. Sometimes you wind up with a handful of very bad comment cards. Jan had this happen early on in her career. . .it wa...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2019
  • Length: 04:24