sell-jokes1On 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:

There is much more involved with trying to sell jokes or other stand-up comedy material to comedians than most folks care to try to comprehend. Read the rest of this entry

You need only attend any stand-up comedy open mic anywhere in the world to experience this fact for yourself:

Anyone can suck at stand-up comedy.

Because of that fact, it should be very easy to understand why so many opportunities are available for those who don’t suck at stand-up comedy.

But the real question is:

Why do so many people suck at stand-up comedy — in many cases for years?
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If someone were to ask me how to write stand-up comedy material…

You might be surprised to find out that I would give them this stand-up comedy tip…

I wouldn’t try to “write” anything — at least not the way most people think of writing (which is in the literal sense the way virtually all comedy books, workshops and courses say to do). Read the rest of this entry