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dissected-frogIf you have reviewed any number of articles on this blog then you know that…

I am NOT a fan of what I can only describe as “conventional” approaches to developing and delivering a stand-up comedy routine that will actually work to generate laughs.

However I can say with great confidence that one of my greatest challenges as a stand-up educator has been specifically identifying why I strongly believe that most stand-up comedy resources — whether they be books or live instruction — are essentially worthless to the new comedian who wants to develop a stand-up comedy act that actually gets laughs.

So in this article I am going to make yet another attempt to do so, keeping this one particular aspect in mind: Read the rest of this entry

One of the most common problems that new comedians who are trying to figure out how to write stand-up comedy have is that their set-ups to the punchlines in their stand-up comedy material are simply way too long.

In this article I am going to cover this very important topic in three sections:

1. Basic performance and audience laughter dynamics

2. Factors that directly contribute to set-up lines that are too long

3. Article wrap up

With that said, let’s get down to business… 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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