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If you haven’t noticed, I don’t talk about how to become a great open mic comedian in the articles on this blog.

I have a tendency to talk about what it takes to develop and deliver headline level comedian material no matter what “title” a comedian holds in the stand-up comedy business.

Make no mistake — the speed at which a comedian can capitalize on their talent is directly related to the ability of that comedian to consistently deliver headline level comedy material. Read the rest of this entry

Introduction

Are you one of those folks who are struggling with “writing” your stand-up comedy material and would like a professional “joke writer” do it for you?

Then there’s a very good chance that you are among the masses who believe that stand-up comedy material is “written” in the literal sense.

This is a serious misconception whether you are developing your own stand-up comedy material or want to have a professional comedy writer do it for you.
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One of the things I have been trying to tell people for years is that…

Using “conventional” joke writing methods to develop stand-up comedy material that actually works to get big laughs on stage is a lot like trying to pick your teeth with a chain saw.

But that’s what all the comedians say you have to do.

And that’s what all the so-called stand-up comedy “experts” teach — it’s all about “joke writing” when it comes to developing stand-up comedy material for the stage.
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