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In the mad dash to “write” just the right words, sentences and phrases (jokes) that are going to make an audience howl with laughter…
Many new comedians overlook the most powerful laughter generation aspect of stand-up comedy, which is delivery…
NOT the words written on paper or merely spoken per se.
When I speak of delivery, I am more specifically talking about… Continue reading
It has gotten to the point that on regular basis somebody wants to pay me to read their stand-up comedy material.
I know why — they want me to determine if their stand-up comedy material will get laughs before they take it on stage.
And most of the time, I will respectfully decline — without hesitation or reservation. Why?
It’s certainly not because I don’t want to help someone in their stand-up endeavors. That’s NOT the case at all. Continue reading
Here are a couple of great questions I received about delivering stand-up comedy material:
I watched a comic bomb at an open mic a little while ago. He had a routine that was like Jack Handy observations, where almost every line was a punchline, but the topic or theme was depression, and he delivered every line in slow motion like a recording that was slowed down.