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There are a number of folks who find my websites using the search terms “stand-up comedy formulas” or “joke writing formulas”.
It’s kind of sad really because here’s what I know about those folks without ever having to meet them:
1. They are either not funny and they are trying to “write” their way to becoming funny on stage or…
2. They are funny, but they are desperately trying to find the right “joke formulas” in order to “write” comedy material that actually works
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.
I would bet my house that most people who are looking to jump into stand-up comedy or even those who are new to it think that getting the big laughs on stage is all about the “writing”.
I would go so far as to say that “writing” stand-up comedy material that actually works to get big and frequent laughs is probably the #1 challenge that comedians face.
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