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caution-bewareIf you do a search online for “how to write a joke”, you will find an abundance of information that has little if any actionable value.

To be brutally honest — much of this information is absolutely worthless for trying to construct a stand-up comedy act – much less one that will actually generate any laughs.

So what I want to do in this article is identify some key terms and phrases that are used in association with the largely worthless “how to write a joke” content on page one and beyond on Google (or any other search engine for that matter) that should raise a red flag and more than a hint of skepticism as you find that info. Read the rest of this entry

puzzledShould your stand-up comedy material be written down?

I cannot think of any other way a person could edit or adjust their jokes or stand-up comedy material unless it is written down.

Let’s assume that you have your stand-up comedy material or jokes written down.

Other than for memorization purposes…

What do you look at in the written version of your stand-up comedy material or jokes for improvement and to increase your laughs? Read the rest of this entry

question6While there may not be a definitive way to determine whether or not a person has the baseline comedy talent to do well as a comedian…

I can certainly tell you what I know from a professional perspective.

First, let’s start with a discussion about an individual’s sense of humor. Then I will touch upon some aspects that tend to limit or hinder funny and talented people from making progress as a comedian. Read the rest of this entry

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