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Before I jump into a discussion on what may or may not be the best stand-up comedy books available on the market today, keep this in mind:
I am NOT a fan of the information that the vast majority of books on stand-up comedy offer.
As you read this article, you will find out exactly why I say that. But before you get to that part…
If you have ever wondered why I am convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that most stand-up books, workshops and courses are virtually WORTHLESS when it comes to learning how to “write” comedy for material for a stand-up comedy act, speech or presentation that actually gets laughs…
Let me show you in vivid detail exactly why I harbor such beliefs.
I was searching online for the definitions of set-up lines and punchlines as they relate to “writing” stand-up comedy material.
You will hear this over and over again about stand-up comedy:
“It’s all in the delivery.”
There’s a great measure of truth in that statement.
While not all, most of a stand-up comedian’s ability to generate noteworthy laughs lies squarely in how a comedian delivers their comedy material.
Before I move on with a discussion about delivery, let me say this: Continue reading