This may come as a surprise, but when it comes to comedy timing…

You already have MOST of the comedy timing that you are ever going to have.

And I can promise this…

You won’t read that in any “conventional” book on stand-up comedy.

The biggest piece of the puzzle that is usually missing for most new comedians when it comes to comedy timing is that… Read the rest of this entry

question-icon1One of the things that I know beyond a shadow of a doubt is that it is difficult if not impossible to get the right information if you don’t know the right questions to ask.

I also know that many of what people consider the “right” questions won’t actually produce much in the way of meaningful information at all.

So I am going to tackle a seemingly simple and straightforward question in this article which is:

How long should a stand-up comedy joke be?

Before I continue, let’s start with some background information related to finding the answer to this question. Read the rest of this entry

The best defense that I know of for dealing with hecklers as a stand-up comedian is to have the audience laughing throughout their entire show — no matter how long or short that show may be.

That’s right — the most effective way to reduce heckling is to be as funny as possible with the tightest act possible because…

When an audience is laughing loudly and frequently, they are not heckling.
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