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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…
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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: Read the rest of this entry

question-stand-up-resources1I was going through some of my old emails when I ran across an interesting question:

“On your stand-up course home page, you recommend that people try stand-up comedy books and other resources before considering your course. Can you be more specific about which books to use?”

First let me say that I currently do not endorse any of the so-called “how to” books on stand-up comedy (nor have I for years – they all have variations of the same lame approach to producing stand-up comedy material).

But I do recommend that people try what the popular books on stand-up comedy have to offer first and here’s why: Read the rest of this entry

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