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There’s a certain type of widespread logic that new comedians fall victim to when it comes to trying to identify stand-up comedy writing techniques that can be used to write a funny stand-up comedy act that will kill audiences.
I’m going to call this sort of logic “rock solid, I would bet my house on that” logic when it comes to finding free information about how to write a stand-up comedy routine.
The best way I can think of to present this common logic is in a checklist format like this: Continue reading
If 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: Continue reading
I can fully understand why someone who is considering becoming a comedian could get easily stuck in what I can only describe as “research mode”.
By this, I am talking about doing continuous research about becoming a comedian but never seeming to have enough information to ultimately get on the stand-up comedy stage.
That’s probably why you are reading this article right now. 🙂
It’s not hard to understand how someone can get stuck in research mode when you consider that… Continue reading