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I was surfing online, looking for information on how to write a punchline when I came across an article from eHow.com called “How To Write A Punchline” — supposedly for those who want to know how to be a stand-up comedian.
There were 5 points presented, all of which were generic at best and accurate in a general way, but tip #4 for how to write a punchline actually made me laugh out loud: Continue reading
One of things almost every comedian wants to know, no matter what level they may be at is:
“Is there any way to know if my stand-up comedy material will work before I deliver it on stage?”
That is a very difficult question to answer with a simple yes-or-no answer because there are a number of very important variables that must be considered in order to provide a meaningful response.
One of the things new comedians want to know is how many jokes are in a minute of stand-up comedy material.
If a comedian wants to generate headliner laughter levels, they need to average 4-6+ laughs per minute.
That equates to an average 4-6+ punchlines (jokes) that generate laughs every performing minute.
For 5 minutes of stand-up comedy material, that would equate to 20-30 “jokes” (punchlines) for that set.