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
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.
So, what’s the #1 burning question that every new comedian has? Here it is: “How do I write funny jokes for a stand-up comedy routine?” This article explains the issues associated with that question and why a one-size-fits-all answer simply won’t suffice.
Conventional information on the topic of how to develop stand-up comedy material severely lacks real actionable information a new comedian can use to effectively develop a stand-up comedy routine that will actually get laughs. This article addresses these issues directly.
You might be surprised to find out that most new comedians unknowingly choose to be at a serious disadvantage in their stand-up comedy efforts. This revealing article explains why and provides the keys for having a significant advantage as a new comedian.
Many new comedians are under the impression that simply counting the number of laughs generated during a performance is the best indicator of how powerful their stand-up comedy act is. This article tackles the BIG problem that is associated with this type of performance assessment.
Are you among those who believe that all it takes is few great stand-up comedy tips in order to have what you need to kill audiences nightly as a comedian? If that’s the case, then you may want to start looking under your pillow every morning for Tooth Fairy money too.
You have two choices when it comes to moving forward fast as a comedian: You can try to fabricate funny by trying to write jokes from thin air from blank paper or you can use and apply the natural comedy talent that you already have.
A college student working on a thesis about stand-up comedy asked for my help. This article contains 6 great questions that he asked and my detailed answers about many aspects of stand-up comedy that I know would be of interest to most new comedians.
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.