“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…


Pick Your Battle by Linda Perret

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


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 3 – Increasing Income 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
Now Available

Whether you’re a performer or writer, ROUND TABLE has books that will help further your career.

Visit our store for more details.

Be a Standout in Stand-Up Comedy

Comedy Writing Workbook

How To Do What You Want To Do If What You’re Doing Ain’t What You Want To Do

Master Course: Start & Finish The Book You Always Wanted to Write

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.