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If someone were to ask me how to write stand-up comedy material…

You might be surprised to find out that I would give them this stand-up comedy tip…

I wouldn’t try to “write” anything — at least not the way most people think of writing (which is in the literal sense the way virtually all comedy books, workshops and courses say to do). Read the rest of this entry

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. Read the rest of this entry

One of the things that I know beyond a shadow of a doubt about most people who are trying to learn how to be a comedian is that they simply either don’t rehearse or don’t rehearse enough prior to a performance.

This single factor can keep a comedian from progressing quickly and being able to generate the big laughs on stage in a short amount of time.
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