Comedy Writer’s Room

Home of Gene Perret’s Round Table

“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.”


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

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Inside the RT Pages…



             Do Your Best by Gene Perret


             Being Funny in Unfunny Times by Linda Perret


             Work and Compete with the Pros by Gene Perret


           New Feature: Ask Gene

Markets: Comedy Competitions; Magazine Listings


           NEW Contest—Political Jokes!

           Joke Writing Contest #3—Winners!


If you are not a member, we’d love to have you at the Round Table. To join go to   

Gene and Linda’s New

Joke Books

Are Now Available


Each gift book is 175 original one-liners that good naturedly pokes fun at Mom and all her wisdom and Dad who is getting a little bit older.


Both books will be available in April 2016 but we are accepting pre-orders now.  All pre-orders through Round Table will receive a FREE gift.


Go to our store for details. 


Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @JokeCrafters

Text Box: New Master Course
We now have a Master Course on Writing a 2-Person Routine (Ventriloquists).  Use the techniques Gene and Linda use to turn out the funny stuff for a complete routine.
Contact us for more details.


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