“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…


Tips for the Freelance Writer by Linda Perret

Get Ready to Write by Gene Perret

Reading about the Comedy Profession by Gene Perret


Hidden Components of Stand-Up Performing – Part 5 of Series VENUE

by Gene Perret

Hidden Components of Stand-Up Performing – Part 4 of Series AUDIENCE

by Gene Perret

Hidden Components of Stand-Up Performing – Part 3 of Series DELIVERY

by Gene Perret

Hidden Components of Stand-Up Performing – Part 2 of Series MATERIAL

by Gene Perret

Hidden Components of Stand-Up Performing – Part 1 of Series by Gene Perret


Writing a Roast without Offending

Multiple Punchlines by Gene Perret

A Goal and A Calendar


Branding by Linda Perret

Contests Should I or Shouldn’t I? by Linda Perret

New Page Added to ROUND TABLE

Comedy Competitions; Magazine Listings

Contest —Stand-Up – Winners

New Books
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

Become a Richer Writer

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.