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THEBILOONCAST

Michelle Biloon talks standup comedy. And maybe some other stuff too. New comics trying to come up in the scene might be interested in hearing things from the perspective of somebody who's been doing it since 2000. Comedy fans might love hearing standup comedy shoptalk. Old comedy vets might love listening to see if their name is mentioned. Topics will range from how to get into standup comedy, booking shows, getting on tv and it'll go on from there.
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May 15, 2017

Today, I tell you a story which may make you run out and sign up for CPR classes. I also wax nostalgic on the fun Bridgetown Comedy Festival. And I answer a listener's question about whether or not she should start producing a show. Oh, and I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, review, and share!

May 3, 2017

It has been six long weeks since the last episode and boy do I have a lot to cover. So many things in fact that I don't even answer a listener's question this episode. The horror! I do talk about the festivals and shows I have done over the last month and a half. I even talk about the issue of women not being wholly represented on open mic lists. I have opinions. Oh, and I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, review, and share!

Mar 28, 2017

Today, I talk about some shows I have done recently and how combining comedy and music might not always be the best idea for the comedy part of it. I also answer a listener's vague question about the appropriateness of comedians giving other comedians tags for their jokes. How do I feel about that? You will have to listen to the gosh darn podcast, gosh darnit! Oh, and I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, review, and share!

Mar 17, 2017

Today, I share some of the goings-on and highlights of the latest leg of my tour in the Midwest. It was great fun! I also talk about my friend wanting to try standup. And I answer a listener's questions wondering about whether they need to be a drunk to be a successful standup. Short answer, no sir Bob. Long answer, listen to the podcast! Oh, and I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, review, and share!

Mar 2, 2017

It's a short one. Today, I do things like beg for Twitter followers so I can cross that 3k threshold. I also talk about how my advice is being used on me and I have acted in accordance to how I said the advice should work. I answer a listener's question about me and what I do besides standup and how that relates to my standup. Oh, and I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, review, and share!

Feb 22, 2017

It's been a while. I try to catch everybody up as much as I can. I talk about the how the first leg of my tour went. I answer a listener's question about breaking out of their open mic purgatory. That listener has been doing standup for three months so I give them a much deserved hard time. Because, of course. Oh, and I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, review, and share!

Feb 5, 2017

I am recording this late at night but I am getting it done. I sound sleepy. This episode, I talk about what credits to use or not use when starting out. I also answer a listener's question about how they can beef up their joke writing. I call them impatient! How juicy. Oh, and, of course, I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, review, and share!

Jan 24, 2017

It's been a while. Where have I been? In Los Angeles doing shows, guesting on a popular podcast, marching in DC with hundreds of thousands of my nearest and dearest. You know, same old same old. On today's episode, I'll talk about that stuff, comedy stuff, and I'll be answering a listener's multi-part question. Oh, and, of course, I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, review, and share!

Jan 2, 2017

Today, I talk about what I've been doing the last three weeks. I talk about shows I did, shows I saw, and things I done. Delving into topics of standup, I talk about veteran comics sparring with newer comics in scenes, old guard vs. new guard if you will. Also, I answer a listener's question about whether to submit for a festival and another question about where's a good place to record a tape. Oh, and, of course, I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, review, and share!

Dec 12, 2016

Today, I talk about producing a successful local monthly show for one year. I also talk about recording a set to submit for a TV spot or a festival. And I talk about whether I should be talking about politics on the podcast. Spoiler alert: I can't stop won't stop.  Also, I answer a listener's questions about what it means to work out material. Oh, and, of course, I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, review, and share!

Dec 5, 2016

Today, I talk about guest sets, ordering sets, and other things that are sets related. I see some great comedy this week and I talk about that. Also, I answer a listener's question about the worthwhileness of doing standup part-time as an older person. Short answer, it's definitely worthwhile. Long answer, listen to the podcast! Oh, and, of course, I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, review, and share!

Nov 28, 2016

Today, I talk a little about my pleasant holiday week and I give propers to a fun show I did here in Philly. And back by zero demand, I pull out some of my very old comedy notebooks and read jokes from them. Also, I answer a listener's question about barking for stage time. What is barking for stage time you ask? Well, listen and you just might find out. Oh, and, of course, I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, review, and share!

Nov 22, 2016

Today, I talk about getting over being sad and getting in to being angry and trying to do something about it. Also, I talk about standup comedy! Because that's the point of the podcast, right? I pull out some of my very old comedy notebooks and read jokes from them. And, I answer a listener question about the importance of truth in comedy. Full disclosure: The listener is my older sister. Oh, and, of course, I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, and review!

Nov 15, 2016

Today, I talk about the turn of events in regards to the election last week. Also what it's like doing standup in a theater after something so cataclysmic happens. Spoiler alert: For me, it was mostly fine. I talk about producing a comedy show. I answer a listener question about what to do if you feel stagnate in your comedy. Short answer, it'll be okay! Long answer, listen. Oh, and, of course, I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, and review!

Nov 7, 2016

Today, I talk about the bad idea to play a huge sports event on TV at a bar while your show is going on in the same venue. And I talk about doing standup when you don't feel like doing standup and how that affects your set. I answer a listener question about what to do if a host sets you up with an offensive introduction. Short answer, eff that host. Long answer, listen. Oh, and, of course, I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, and review!

Oct 31, 2016

Today, I talk about my birthday vacation in Tulum. And getting booked to feature for Jim Norton then unbooked. I also talk about doing standup in front of your friends and family. And I answer a listener question about the foibles of starting up a podcast. Oh, and, of course, I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, and review.

Oct 21, 2016

Today, I talk about doing the dreaded contests. They are the worst, aren't they? I talk about getting used to that microphone your first times on stage.  And I talk about dealing with not getting booked where you want to get booked. Oh, and, of course, I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, and review.

Oct 17, 2016

It's my fortieth birthday week! Today, I talk about the worst shows I ever did. Also, I field a listener's questions in regards to beginning open mics. Oh, and, of course, I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, and review.

Oct 9, 2016

Today, I talk about doing standup whilst sick. Also, I field listener questions in regards to evolving one's joke writing style and a question about balancing comedy and life. Oh, and, of course, I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, and review.

Oct 4, 2016

Today, I am sicko so bear with me. However, I still manage to talk about diversity in booked shows, my forays into television, and I field listener questions in regards to transitioning from improv/theater to standup and a question about finding the time to write. Oh, and, of course, I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, and review.

Sep 30, 2016

Today, I talk about the benefits of networking. Also, when you need to kill, you should KILL. Or else. And I respond to listeners' questions on going to a first open mic and how does one sit down and generate funny material. To the former, GO TO THAT OPEN MIC, and to the latter, well that's a very long meandering response that is best heard. Ya hurrrrd? Oh, and, of course, I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, and review.

Sep 26, 2016

Today, I talk about the festivals I have done, how you get into festivals, and whether I think they're worth it. Also, I answer a Canadian listener's question about how you work on standup when you're not actually doing standup. Short answer, do standup! The long answer will be found by listening to this podcast. Oh, and, of course, I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, and review.

Sep 22, 2016

With robot and monster voices! Today, I talk about good advice I have received over the years. Also, I answer a UK's listener questions about how you get a standup career started in the US and if that differs from how things operate across the pond. Oh, and, of course, I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, and review.

Sep 18, 2016

I talk about my trip to Los Angeles including my exciting turn on Comedy Bang Bang. I talk about booking shows for diversity. I talk about being confident on stage and off stage and to not let infighting bog you down. I answer a question from a new comic who wants to start doing political jokes and is concerned if that's a good idea for him. Oh, and I do my recommendations! Hooray! And, as always, please subscribe, rate, and review.

Sep 10, 2016

I talk about issues with managing audiences in producing a show. I talk about booking shows in big markets like Los Angeles and New York. And I answer a couple questions that were submitted to me in regards to booking a college tour and also how you deal with time management with standup comedy and your actual real life. Plus my movie, tv, and book recommendations! Listen, rate, review, and subscribe! 

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