Jan McInnis

Jan McInnis

Jan McInnis, McInnis - Motivational Speaker

SpeakerMatch

Comedy Shows & Humor Keynotes

Corporate Comedian, Comedy Writer and Speaker on Humor, communications and change - Featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Huffington Post

Fee Range: $5,000 - $7,500
Travels from Los Angeles, CA, California (US)

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Jan McInnis
Jan McInnis, McInnis - Motivational Speaker

The Worklady

Comedy Shows & Humor Keynotes

Corporate Comedian, Comedy Writer and Speaker on Humor, communications and change - Featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Huffington Post

Fee Range: $5,000 - $7,500
Travels from Los Angeles, CA

Jan McInnis - Motivational Speaker

Jan McInnis

The Worklady

Comedy Shows & Humor Keynotes

Corporate Comedian, Comedy Writer and Speaker on Humor, communications and change - Featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Huffington Post

Fee Range: $5,000 - $7,500
Travels from: Los Angeles, CA

For more information about booking Jan McInnis,
Visit https://www.speakermatch.com/profile/JanMcInnis/
Or call SpeakerMatch at 1-866-372-8768.

Blog Postings

Comedian Stories Podcast

Joke writing is only a part of my comedy career. It’s the telling them that is where I make the most $. My new podcast “Comedian Stories: Tales From The Road in Under 5 Minutes” is short stories of what I’ve done in the past 24+ years to make a living. . .the good, the bad, the celebrities. . .everything. check it out at this link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/comedian-stories/id1446046198

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Comedians, don’t fall in love

Comedians don’t fall in love with your jokes that is! We get the wording of a joke down, and it makes US laugh. . . but sometimes, okay many times, the audiences think differently! Maybe the way we said it in our head was funny, or maybe we are off by a word or two, or maybe you’re the only one on the planet who thinks it’s funny. Sometimes we’ll never know.

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Comedy and the Olympics. . . the humor I see.

Laughing at the Olympics? You bet. . .there’s some funny things about the winter Olympic games, and you can practice your comedy muscle by looking for these comedy gems. I LOVE the Olympics, so I’ve been glued to the set. . . which means I get to look for raw comedy material. Here are my first impression of things you can work into jokes about the Winter Olympics. First off, your body parts are worth gold. I’m not talking about “ladies of the evening” body parts (you know who you are!), but check out some of the wins. It’s not always the fastest person, but rather the one with the longest toes! Speed skaters and biathlon people win by a toe or sometimes foot (literally). Bummer for the second place pe...

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Comedy Writing Resources

Comedy writing isn’t just about writing, you have to also have people READ it. Okay, maybe not but it’s a lot more fun anyway. I’ve come across a couple of web sites that seem to be good sources for posting your writing, exchanging writing ideas with others, selling books, etc . . I’m in the process of checking them out, so feel free to do the same. If you try them, let me know what you think. Or if you know of others that you really like, send those over as well. Thanks, www.nonfictionwritersassociation.com – if you’re writing about true stuff, check this site out! https://www.amarketingexpert.com/ – if you want to market your book, this group is great. I heard about some of thes...

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Funny Apps

Funny humor comes in all forms, and it’s not just for stand-up comedians. Ventriloquists use dolls, magicians use rabbits, hypnotists use people. . . you get the picture. So how about looking for the funny outside of just plan jokes. Years ago, when I sold a lot of topical (day-to-day news) jokes to radio and TV, I always had left...

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Comedy Writing Gigs Part 8

Comedy writing is possible – I’ve shown you how to find comedy writing clients and what you need to show them so they’ll hire you. But can you make a living off freelance comedy writing? Yes. . .and no. Or maybe no. . then yes. This is one of those careers that starts slow . . . you need to do it a lot and get to the point whe...

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Comedy Writing Gigs Part 7

I posted this weeks ago and it didn’t post. . so here you go! And now for some more ways to find writing gigs, and while I can’t help you get on a TV staff for a sitcom, I can give you some ideas for other places to find these writing gigs. Calling people. Yes, sometimes you need to pick up the phone ...

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Comedy Writing Gigs part 6

So you’re ready to write comedy AND make money at it? You’ve got your joke writing samples, some ideas for who to write comedy for, but where do you actually find people who will pay for jokes! Here’s some ideas.. . First off. . the internet. OBVIOUSLY you need to have a website. . .I get many, many hits on my www....

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Comedy Writing Gigs part 5. . .

Writing comedy for keynote speakers and other speaker people at conventions, as mentioned in last week’s post, is a GREAT way to get some paying gigs. One other group that can use humor, that is often overlooked, is the average joe who has to get up and speak maybe a few times or only once in their life. I’ve written jokes for C...

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Comedy Writing Gigs part 4

Comedy writing gigs are all over the place IF you look outside the box! Most comedy writers only think of the obvious people (i.e. comedians and entertainers), places (late night TV and sitcoms), and things. . . but there are other people, places and things that use humor too. My first stop would be: Professional speakers. ...

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