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If you found this article as a result of looking for information on how to write punchlines, answer this important question before you continue:
How did you write punchlines that generated laughs before you started looking for information about writing punchlines?
I ask because if you have used (and are using) your sense of humor and comedy talent to cause others to laugh in common, everyday conversations — then you have already been producing and delivering powerful punchlines that have worked to get laughs for years. Continue reading
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: Continue reading
One thing I know beyond a shadow of a doubt:
Folks will only struggle as a comedian for so long before that adventure falls into “too hard” category and toss it aside. That’s too bad because most people have more than enough comedy talent to make good headway as a comedian.
So a question that some may ask is “Are new comedians predisposed to struggle needlessly?”
Knowing what I know now, I would have to say with few exceptions that they probably are.
Now before I jump into why I think that way, please note that stand-up comedy is a challenging endeavor – certainly much more so than meets the eye for the casual observer. However, I also believe that there are a number of significant obstacles that are actually self-generated. Continue reading