How To “Write” Stand-up Comedy Material The Hard Way

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If you strongly believe that the key to becoming a powerful and funny comedian is try to “write” jokes the way all the “traditional” stand-up comedy books, courses, workshops and online websites say that you should…

I truly wish you the best of luck because luck is really all you are going to have to depend on when it comes to actually developing a stand-up comedy routine that actually works on stage using the “conventional” joke writing methodologies.
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Your First 5 Minutes Of Stand-up Comedy Material

5-minutesI would say that the first tight 5 minutes of a new comedian’s stand-up comedy act is without a doubt the most important stand-up comedy material that they will “write” or develop for a number of reasons…

It will be during the development of this first tight 5 minutes that the new comedian begins to effectively tap into their “stage voice” — that comfort zone that allows them to be who they really are on stage and not doing their “impression” of what they think a comedian should be. Continue reading

How Many Jokes Are In A Minute Of Stand-up Comedy Material?

One of the things new comedians want to know is how many jokes are in a minute of stand-up comedy material.

If a comedian wants to generate headliner laughter levels, they need to average 4-6+ laughs per minute.

That equates to an average 4-6+ punchlines (jokes) that generate laughs every performing minute.

For 5 minutes of stand-up comedy material, that would equate to 20-30 “jokes” (punchlines) for that set.
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