Are You Funny Enough To Be A Comedian?

What Makes You Funny? Click here to find out!

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. Continue reading

Let’s Find Out What You REALLY Know About Punchlines

laughing2Just about anyone past the 6th grade can tell you that a punchline is the funny part of a joke.

And you don’t have to be a comedian to know that a punchline contains an unexpected element of surprise.

But here’s the big question…

How does knowing that information help any comedian produce punchlines in their stand-up comedy material that will actually work to get laughs? The reason that I ask is because…
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My Stand-up Comedy Material Works Well Sometimes, Not So Well Other Times – What Gives?

Here’s a great question that comes up from time to time regarding “hit-or-miss” stand-up comedy material when it comes to generating laughs:

This seems to happen to me a lot – I will perform a new bit or use a new line in an existing bit and it will work great the first time I do it.

But when I try the material again, it doesn’t get near the laughs or it tanks. Do you know why?
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