Comedy Writer’s Room
Home of Gene Perret’s Round Table
“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.”
Round Table Services
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.
Check out our store for new products.
For more information on any of our services contact us at RTComedy@cwo.com.
All items in this website are copyrighted by Round Table and cannot be reproduced or distributed without written permission
Inside the RT Pages…
Lessons from RT’s “Words to Live By” Joke Writing Competition by Gene Perret
Robin Williams Reflections by Dobie Maxwell
Late Night Challenge
Same Joke, Different Form
In the News: Netflix Announcement
A Tribute to Robin Williams by Gene Perret
Markets: New listings
If you are not a member, we’d love to have you at the Round Table. To join you may go to
2 New Books on Comedy Writing
Comedy Writing Self-Taught: The professional Skill-Building Course in Writing Stand-Up, Sketch and Situation Comedy
By Gene Perret
Comedy Writing Self-Taught Workbook: More than 100 Practical Writing
Exercises to Develop Your Comedy Writing Skills
By Gene Perret and Linda Perret
2 FREE Gifts from
ROUND TABLE with your
Pre-Order 1 Book and receive: this Christmas Ornament with every comedy writer’s mantra on it: “A JOKE is a series of words that ends in a paycheck.”
Order BOTH books and you get the ornament AND an original 5x7 pencil drawing of your favorite comedian by Gene. Each sketch will be signed and suitable for framing.
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