“Have Fun”

“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…


Lessons Learned from Writing on USO Shows by Gene Perret

Buy a Ticket by Gene Perret

Be a Comedian…Immediately by Gene Perret

Routine or Top-of-the-Head Brilliance by Gene Perret

A-B-C-D Write through the Alphabet by Gene Perret
Analyzing a Topic by Gene Perret

CNN’s History of Comedy Comments

 NEW  Feature: Helpful Hints for Writers & Performers — Say “Yes” instead of “No”
Feature: Ask Gene

Comedy Competitions; Magazine Listings

Contest —Political Jokes – Results

Gene and Linda’s New Joke Books
Are Now Available

Each gift book is 175 original one-liners that good naturedly pokes fun on topics like Mom, Aging, Golf and Teachers.

These titles are available now.  Future books in the collection include Mom-to-Be and Dad-to-Be.

Visit our store for more details.

Old Age is the Absence of Youth

Mother Always Knows Best

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.