The Similarities Between Conventional Stand-up Comedy Education Resources And Dissecting A Frog

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dissected-frogIf you have reviewed any number of articles on this blog then you know that…

I am NOT a fan of what I can only describe as “conventional” approaches to developing and delivering a stand-up comedy routine that will actually work to generate laughs.

However I can say with great confidence that one of my greatest challenges as a stand-up educator has been specifically identifying why I strongly believe that most stand-up comedy resources — whether they be books or live instruction — are essentially worthless to the new comedian who wants to develop a stand-up comedy act that actually gets laughs.

So in this article I am going to make yet another attempt to do so, keeping this one particular aspect in mind: Continue reading

Stand-up Comedy Tips Are NOT Enough

success-or-failure2Most people who land on this blog are under the impression that all they really need to get off to a great start as a comedian is to find a few solid stand-up comedy tips and they are good to go!

If that describes you, I wish you the best of luck in your stand-up comedy adventures because luck will be most of what you will be depending on.

Don’t get me wrong – the right stand-up comedy tips can provide a variety of insights, perspectives, career considerations, etc. along with other basic and foundational information about the process of becoming a comedian.

However… Continue reading