Below you will find the direct links to some specific, hand selected articles on this blog that are my personal favorites and that I consider among the top must read articles that I have available for new comedians.
While these articles don’t usually hit the Top 10 most popular article list often, I absolutely believe that they have the potential to make a significant positive impact on how you approach your stand-up comedy endeavors.
Hint: I have about two dozen articles that fall into this “must read” category. So to display a different set of must read articles below, simply reload this page.
My Must Read Favorites For You
If you know what questions to ask, open mic comedians can be a great resource of information. This article provides 7 questions you can ask to get the important information you need starting out as a comedian.
New comedians can get stuck in an endless research cycle when attempting to locate the right information they need to succeed on the stand-up comedy stage. This article pinpoints some free resources that you just might want to check out first.
Many people who want to take a shot at stand-up comedy are not familiar with what’s really involved to get to the point of performing professionally. This article provides insight from a question asked about breaking into stand-up comedy and dealing with talent agencies.
Still trying to write the “funny” that will work on the stand-up comedy stage? How much “writing” did you do when you made others laugh when you were using your sense of humor off stage? You have already got what it takes to be a killer comedian. Use it!
Punchlines are a comedian’s lifeblood. So, how do you write them? This article bluntly describes the major obstacles that can be encountered when trying to learn how to “write” punchlines for stand-up comedy material in the usual and ineffective literary fashion.
Knowing whether your stand-up comedy material will be funny or not BEFORE you take it to the stage doesn’t have to be quite the “guessing game” that it tends to be for most comedians. This article identifies 5 variables that have a direct impact on reducing the guesswork usually involved.
Looking to create stand-up comedy material that actually gets the big laughs on stage? If you overlook this most important aspect like most new comedians do, you are destined to struggle just like most the rest. Find out what I am talking about in this article.
If you are under the impression that being able to produce high level, big laugh stand-up comedy material for the stage is all about the “writing”, you may reconsider that after you review this article. Actually great writing skills are NOT required at all if you understand talking involves more than words alone.
There is a HUGE difference between trying to write jokes or other comedy material from a blank piece of paper and writing down what one wants to say and express to an audience. Find out why this difference matters greatly.