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One thing I know about stand-up comedy beyond a shadow of a doubt is this:

Individuals who actually have comedy talent tend to struggle needlessly because of their own false perceptions when it comes to developing and delivering stand-up comedy material that actually works on stage.

The reason for this is simple…

Most folks who are looking to take a shot at stand-up comedy don’t fully understand or comprehend that there is a huge difference between the “written” word and the “spoken” word.
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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

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