What critical skill set attributes should a comedian possess in order to slay an audience (generate a minimum average of 18+ seconds of laughter for each performing minute, which is headliner level stand-up comedy)?

I would say that this comedian skill set would include these 5 essential attributes:

1. A thorough understanding of punchlines and how they are developed. I’m not talking about the standard and worthless definitions of a punchline.

I’m talking specifically about an actionable definition that allows an individual to apply their own unique sense of humor when developing their stand-up comedy material and punchlines. Read the rest of this entry

There are 5 free stand-up comedy lessons available for public review in the Killer Stand-up Online Course — no sign-up is required.

In this article, I want to provide a brief overview of what is included in those comedy lessons and…

At the bottom of this article is an optional 6 page PDF download available called “How I Got Started In Stand-up Comedy” that details the awful start that I had when I began my own stand-up comedy career.
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On a regular basis I get an email from a novice “joke writer” that goes something like this:

I have been writing jokes for a while and I believe they are funny. How do I go about selling these jokes?

Let me cut right to the chase:

Yes, it is possible to sell jokes or comedy material to comedians if you know what you are doing (I outline the process below).

But there are some very important things that you must know before you set out on the path to become a paid comedy writer for any comedian. Read the rest of this entry