Why I Recommend New Comedians Do This First…

One of the things I openly recommend new comedians do is try other “popular” stand-up comedy books first — before they even take a look at why I have to offer in the way of comedy education. Why? That is the focus of this article and the reasons may just surprise you. Continue reading Why I Recommend New Comedians Do This First…

Are You Using A One Dimensional Approach In A Three Dimensional Performing Art?

We talk and express ourselves in three dimensions – sight, sound and words. So, how is one dimensional joke writing supposed to work for a comedian to get laughs in a three dimensional performing art? The short answer is that it doesn’t. Continue reading Are You Using A One Dimensional Approach In A Three Dimensional Performing Art?

False Perceptions About Stand-up Comedy New Comedians Should Know

My experience tells me that it is rarely an issue with talent that causes new comedians to struggle. The real issue that tends to lead to failure in stand-up comedy revolves around what a person believes to be true when the reality is not anywhere close. Continue reading False Perceptions About Stand-up Comedy New Comedians Should Know