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

5-minutesI would say that the first tight 5 minutes of a new comedian’s stand-up comedy act is without a doubt the most important stand-up comedy material that they will “write” or develop for a number of reasons…

It will be during the development of this first tight 5 minutes that the new comedian begins to effectively tap into their “stage voice” — that comfort zone that allows them to be who they really are on stage and not doing their “impression” of what they think a comedian should be. Read the rest of this entry

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.
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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
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