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. 

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Inside the RT Pages…



             A Challenge and A Writing Exercise by Gene Perret

             Have Fun with Exercises by Gene Perret


             Mailbox Money by Linda Perret


             Fantasy Comedy Writer by Linda Perret

             Find A Gimmick by Linda Perret


           Blurb: Comedians Show Psychotic Traits

           Book Review: Act Like a Success Think Like a Success

Markets: Comedy Competitions; New Magazine Listings

Contest:  Joke Writing Contest #3—Mom and Dad


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They’re Here!

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

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