If you managed to find this article because you were interested in information on:

How to write a joke or how to write a stand-up comedy joke…

Let me ask you a question:

Are you trying to figure out how to write something that “reads” funny or are you trying to figure out how to write something that is funny when you express it to an audience?
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I find it amusing when aspiring comedians want to get into a spirited discussion with me about stand-up comedy “styles” — joke telling vs. story telling or topic based stand-up comedy and how that somehow makes a comedian funny or not.

The Cold, Hard Truth

Here’s reality:

“Style” doesn’t matter. Whether a comedian uses props, music, PowerPoint presentations, magic tricks or whatever — doesn’t matter. What a comedian talks about doesn’t matter (unless it is for work outside the comedy club market).
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I find it somewhat interesting when folks find this blog using the search term “examples of stand-up comedy material”.

The reason I say that is because…

There are literally many tens of thousands (if not more) of YouTube videos featuring comedians from all over the world performing stand-up comedy in front of live audiences.

While those examples of stand-up comedy material are not “written” examples, one need only transcribe what any comedian is delivering in any YouTube stand-up comedy video to get “written” stand-up comedy material examples.
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