Comedy Mom

Comedy Mom
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 [email protected]!

E20 - Stay On Target
Jan 16 • 18 min
“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 On Target.” Put your blinders on and…
E20: Stand Up Comedy As A New Years Resolution
Jan 8 • 16 min
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 is like an amusement park ride. Go into it ready to see what it feels like to tell jokes in front of an…
E18 - Imposter Syndrome & Lost Confidence
Dec 12, 2019 • 20 min
Comedy is a game of tenacity. We all lose our confidence. It’s about getting back on stage again. You can do this! —- Send in a voice message:
E17 - What To Do When You Aren’t Getting Booked
Dec 6, 2019 • 15 min
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 than two years in. Some Bookers have rules about “time served.” It won’t matter how well you land with an…
E16 - Goal Setting For Comics
Dec 5, 2019 • 18 min
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, Realistic, and Timely. In the end,…
E15 - Conversation With My Mother
Nov 28, 2019 • 19 min
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 on our material. Plus, if you pay enough attention, you can learn what the “Boomers” are looking for comedy…
E14 - Chatting with Jessica Taylor
Nov 27, 2019 • 32 min
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 cozy in our own homes! You can find…
E13 - Why Open Mics Are Important
Nov 26, 2019 • 18 min
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 time. Get all the stage time you can!…
E12 - Self Deprecating Humor: It’s A Good Thing!
Nov 26, 2019 • 22 min
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, Comedy Mom gets a little passionate at…
E11 - Why You Should Record Every Set
Nov 25, 2019 • 13 min
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. The best way to see where you can get…
E10 - How To Act Like A Pro In This Funny Business
Nov 24, 2019 • 18 min
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. Whether you are an open micer or on the road, you can follow this guidelines and behave like a true…
E9 - Joke Theft, Parallel Thinking and Hack Jokes
Nov 24, 2019 • 18 min
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 and hack jokes. We talk about why it’s important, how to avoid it, and how to handle being called out on…
E8 - Comedy & Relationships with Kris Ipock
Nov 22, 2019 • 52 min
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 Productions. They talk about what it’s like to be married to a comic, and Kris’s role in helping to book…
E7: Conversations with Stuart Wilson and Jubal Chaplin
Nov 21, 2019 • 19 min
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. —- Send in a voice message:
E6 - What I Look For As A Booker
Nov 20, 2019 • 21 min
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 before you get your first paid gig.…
E5 - How To Generate Material
Nov 19, 2019 • 20 min
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 about. This is great comedy mom…
E4 - What Makes A Good Set
Nov 19, 2019 • 21 min
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 do it this way, but it helps me make…
E3 - What The F To Wear
Nov 18, 2019 • 20 min
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 subject. Also, I am not only a comedy mom and I am an actual mom. Today is laundry day. You’ll probably hear my…
E2 - Basic Rules of Stand Up Comedy
Nov 18, 2019 • 19 min
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 are performing stand up comedy, you are likely a rebel. I get it. This episode will help you get a leg up…
E1 - How To Get Started In Stand Up
Nov 18, 2019 • 23 min
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 everything you need to know before hitting the stage for the first time! If you are looking for an open mic in…