It can be difficult at best to get accurate and complete information about anything, whether it be about politics or how to write stand-up comedy.
I also know that if an individual is willing to get enough “second opinions”, they will eventually find the answers they want to hear.
But when it comes to stand-up comedy, there are some misconceptions that keep those without real comedy talent thinking they can excel at stand-up comedy.
And sadder still are the misconceptions that keep those who do have real comedy talent from ever capitalizing on their talent.
So, let’s cover two of these misconceptions… Read the rest of this entry
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
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: Read the rest of this entry