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Probably one of the most unfortunate conditions that a comedian can experience is that they get hopelessly stuck in what I can only describe as “conventional” stand-up comedy “joke writing” mode.

When I refer to “conventional” joke writing, I am talking about the process of trying to fabricate funny jokes from a blank piece of paper using a literary writing skill set that is designed for consumption by an individual reader.

If you have read my article about using your natural comedy talent as a comedian, then you know that trying to “write” stand-up comedy material working only with words and sentences alone to get the audience laughter a comedian needs to succeed is problematic on a number of levels.

It’s kind of like trying to eat a bowl of rice using only one chopstick. Read the rest of this entry

tap-into-talent2If you are trying to discover the techniques to somehow “write” a stand-up comedy act that actually works to generate big laughs…

Please allow me to offer an alternative perspective that may be of immense value to you — especially if you want to have a significant advantage over other new comedians when you enter the world of stand-up comedy.

And that perspective is this: you already have much of what you need to develop a powerful stand-up comedy act very quickly if you will use and apply all of your comedy talent right from the start of the process. Read the rest of this entry

comedian1It should go without question that the single most valuable asset that you can bring to the table as a comedian is your already developed comedy talent.

I’m talking specifically about the same comedy talent you use day in and day out to cause others to laugh when engaged in casual conversations.

So in this article I want to discuss comedy talent as it applies to you and your stand-up comedy endeavors. Read the rest of this entry

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