How To “Write” Stand-up Comedy Material The Hard Way

Which is easier – writing or talking? Yet most new comedians feel that they are somehow obligated to to “write” their stand-up comedy material in a fashion intended for a reader, NOT a live audience. This article identifies why that is more than problematic. Continue reading How To “Write” Stand-up Comedy Material The Hard Way

Is Your Comedy Talent Actually Making It To The Stage?

Even though it’s been over two decades since I embarked on my own stand-up comedy journey, I remember those first months like they were yesterday. Those first months weren’t pleasant at all. I was struggling terribly and couldn’t understand why Continue reading Is Your Comedy Talent Actually Making It To The Stage?

The Truth About Developing A Character For Stand-up Comedy

Many of the popular stand-up comedy books, courses, workshops and classes suggest that an individual who wants be successful as a comedian needs to develop a special and unique stage “character”. Oddly enough, none of these books give much in Continue reading The Truth About Developing A Character For Stand-up Comedy

Let’s Find Out What You REALLY Know About Punchlines

Just about anyone past the 6th grade can tell you that a punchline is the funny part of a joke. And you don’t have to be a comedian to know that a punchline contains an unexpected element of surprise. But Continue reading Let’s Find Out What You REALLY Know About Punchlines

The Value Of Your Time When Starting A Stand-up Comedy Career

Let’s take a look at the value of time as it is spent starting a stand-up comedy career, assuming that your time has some sort of assigned monetary value. I’m taking this approach because… People seem to understand the value Continue reading The Value Of Your Time When Starting A Stand-up Comedy Career