My Favorites

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.

Most important of all, these articles provide important stand-up comedy tips that you simply won’t find from any other source that can help you avoid some of the common pitfalls most new comedians encounter.

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

  • Comparing Apples And Oranges When It Comes To Stand-up Comedy Material

    Comparing Apples And Oranges When It Comes To Stand-up Comedy Material

    Many new comedians are under the impression that writing and talking are completely interchangeable forms of communication. Does that describe you? If so, you might want to take a look at this article that tackles a comment made on this blog on the topic.

  • Why Online Stand-up Comedy Tips Can Vary Greatly In Value

    Why Online Stand-up Comedy Tips Can Vary Greatly In Value

    Stand-up comedy tips that you find online vary greatly in value. As a matter of fact, many are produced from completely different perspectives. This article shares information that you need to know to evaluate any stand-up comedy tips that you find online.

  • The “Solid” Stand-up Comedy Writing Logic That Doesn’t Hit The Mark

    The "Solid" Stand-up Comedy Writing Logic That Doesn't Hit The Mark

    What type of “conventional logic” do you think works to produce a stand-up comedy routine that gets big laughs? This article discusses the fruitless logic some new comedians use to uncover stand-up comedy writing techniques that work.

  • You Already Have MOST Of What You Need To Produce A Powerful Stand-up Comedy Act

    You Already Have MOST Of What You Need To Produce A Powerful Stand-up Comedy Act

    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!

  • Using Your Natural Comedy Talent As A Comedian

    Using Your Natural Comedy Talent As A Comedian

    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.

  • Can I Know If My Stand-up Comedy Material Is Funny Before I Take It To The Stage?

    Can I Know If My Stand-up Comedy Material Is Funny Before I Take It To The Stage?

    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.

  • 7 Questions To Ask Comedy Club Open Mic Comedians

    7 Questions To Ask Comedy Club Open Mic Comedians

    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.

  • Writing Down Vs. Writing Comedy Material And Why It Matters

    Writing Down Vs. Writing Comedy Material And Why It Matters

    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.

  • Stand-up Comedy Tips Are NOT Enough

    Stand-up Comedy Tips Are NOT Enough

    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.


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