“Have Fun”…those were the words Gene Perret used when he started Round Table as a way for comedy writers and performers to connect and learn more about the business. After 30 years we are thrilled to still be in the position to help others pursue their dreams.
Through this website, we hope to continue to help Round Table members learn the craft of comedy and to connect with others in their profession. Subscribers of Round Table will have access to the RT pages. These pages will provide how-to articles, interviews, markets, inspiration, and more. If you are a subscriber, please access these at any time. We will be updating on an as needed basis and will do our best to provide you with the most recent information. If you are not a subscriber, you may sign up and start enjoying the benefits of a Round Table Subscriber.
Round Table has survived due to our membership. If you have any suggestions or recommendations of what you would like to see here, please let us know. We will do our best to make sure we are fulfilling your needs.
But most important, heed Gene’s advice and “Have fun.”
If you are not a member, we’d love to have you at the Round Table.
Subscriptions can be bought in 1 month, 3 month, and 12 month intervals.
Inside the RT Pages…
Timewasters for Writers to Avoid by Gene Perret
For Writers: The Comedy Characterization is a Large Part of Comedy Writing by Gene Perret
A Caveat in Submitting Audition Material by Gene Perret
Go For What You Want by Gene Perret
Run It Through the Typewriter Again by Gene Perret
Comedy Instructors by Gene Perret
Hey, He Stole My Joke by Linda Perret
5 Do’s and Don’ts for When the Jokes aren’t Working by Gene Perret
Birthday Party Fail is a Comedy Lesson by Linda Perret
The Comic is Part of the Writing by Gene Perret
Comics and Writers by Gene Perret
Comedy Challenge – Say YES
Productivity by Gene Perret
A Visual Goal by Linda Perret
Freelancing Series – Article 2 – Cutting Expenses by Linda Perret
Freelancing Series – Article 1 – Before You Leap by Linda Perret
Comedy Competitions; Magazine Listings
New Contest — Stand-Up Competition
Sketch Writing Winners
New Books and Class
Whether you’re a performer or writer, ROUND TABLE has books that will help further your career.
Visit our store for more details.
Round Table offers other services including:
The Comedy Writers Workout – A weekly email exercise with personal feedback
The Master Course in Joke Writing with Gene Perret – A 12-week email course on the basics of joke writing.
Contact us for more information on any of our services.
^ Gene sharing a laugh with Bob Hope and others at one of their military shows.