I know that there are many who want to “write” a stand-up comedy act that works who think that the way it is done is like writing a book report or a short story.
They also tend to believe that there are specific “writing techniques” that will somehow enhance the process.
Those sort of things may be beneficial if an audience was going to read a comedian’s stand-up comedy material or if a comedian was going to read their stand-up comedy act to an audience.
Neither one of these things actually happen in the realm of stand-up comedy.
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