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One of the most common problems that new comedians who are trying to figure out how to write stand-up comedy have is that their set-ups to the punchlines in their stand-up comedy material are simply way too long.
In this article I am going to cover this very important topic in three sections:
1. Basic performance and audience laughter dynamics
2. Factors that directly contribute to set-up lines that are too long
3. Article wrap up
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One of the very first things that I notice about new and prospective comedians is that…
They are driven to try to “write jokes” (in the literal sense) in order to try to command the big laughs on stage.
I am more than familiar with this frustrating process. It’s what I tried to do when I first started out as a comedian.
And it should come as no surprise as to the reason why that happens. It is quite simple actually… Read the rest of this entry
I find it somewhat interesting when folks find this blog using the search term “examples of stand-up comedy material”.
The reason I say that is because…
There are literally many tens of thousands (if not more) of YouTube videos featuring comedians from all over the world performing stand-up comedy at the highest levels in front of live audiences.
While those examples of stand-up comedy material are not “written” examples, one need only transcribe what any comedian is delivering in any YouTube stand-up comedy video to get the ideal “written” stand-up comedy material examples — comedy material that is proven to work as evidenced by the audience laughs in the video.
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