New To Stand-up Comedy? A Great Starting Point: ComedyUniversity.com

One of the things that I know beyond a shadow of a doubt about most people who are trying to learn how to be a comedian is that they simply either don’t rehearse or don’t rehearse enough prior to a performance.

This single factor can keep a comedian from progressing quickly and being able to generate the big laughs on stage in a short amount of time.
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caution-bewareIf you do a search online for “how to write a joke”, you will find an abundance of information that has little if any actionable value.

To be brutally honest — much of this information is absolutely worthless for trying to construct a stand-up comedy act – much less one that will actually generate any laughs.

So what I want to do in this article is identify some key terms and phrases that are used in association with the largely worthless “how to write a joke” content on page one and beyond on Google (or any other search engine for that matter) that should raise a red flag and more than a hint of skepticism as you find that info. Read the rest of this entry

I know that there are many who want to “write” a stand-up comedy act that works who think that the way it is done is like writing a book report or a short story.

They also tend to believe that there are specific “writing techniques” that will somehow enhance the process.

Those sort of things may be beneficial if an audience was going to read a comedian’s stand-up comedy material or if a comedian was going to read their stand-up comedy act to an audience.

Neither one of these things actually happen in the realm of stand-up comedy.
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