The Truth About Set-up Lines And Punchlines

If you have ever wondered why I am convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that most stand-up books, workshops and courses are virtually WORTHLESS when it comes to learning how to “write” comedy for material for a stand-up comedy act, speech or presentation that actually gets laughs…

Let me show you in vivid detail exactly why I harbor such beliefs.

I was searching online for the definitions of set-up lines and punchlines as they relate to “writing” stand-up comedy material.
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For those comedians who are motivated to become a stand-up comedy sensation on YouTube…

To become a hit on YouTube, you need a video that goes viral.

And for most comedians, that simply isn’t going to happen because…

For a stand-up comedy video to go viral on YouTube (meaning the link to the video is passed along from person to person over and over again), it must have very broad appeal to a large segment of people.
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Let’s take a look at the value of time as it is spent starting a stand-up comedy career, assuming that your time has some sort of assigned monetary value.

I’m taking this approach because…

People seem to understand the value of money, whether they have any or not. But they can have some real difficulty when it comes to valuing their time.

In order to illustrate exactly what I am talking about, let’s assume that…
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