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dissected-frogIf you have reviewed any number of articles on this blog then you know that…

I am NOT a fan of what I can only describe as “conventional” approaches to developing and delivering a stand-up comedy routine that will actually work to generate laughs.

However I can say with great confidence that one of my greatest challenges as a stand-up educator has been specifically identifying why I strongly believe that most stand-up comedy resources — whether they be books or live instruction — are essentially worthless to the new comedian who wants to develop a stand-up comedy act that actually gets laughs.

So in this article I am going to make yet another attempt to do so, keeping this one particular aspect in mind: Read the rest of this entry

stand-up-comedy-researchI can fully understand why someone who is considering becoming a comedian could get easily stuck in what I can only describe as “research mode”.

By this, I am talking about doing continuous research about becoming a comedian but never seeming to have enough information to ultimately get on the stand-up comedy stage.

That’s probably why you are reading this article right now. 🙂

It’s not hard to understand how someone can get stuck in research mode when you consider that… Read the rest of this entry

question-stand-up-resources1I was going through some of my old emails when I ran across an interesting question:

“On your stand-up course home page, you recommend that people try stand-up comedy books and other resources before considering your course. Can you be more specific about which books to use?”

First let me say that I currently do not endorse any of the so-called “how to” books on stand-up comedy (nor have I for years – they all have variations of the same lame approach to producing stand-up comedy material).

But I do recommend that people try what the popular books on stand-up comedy have to offer first and here’s why: Read the rest of this entry

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