The Anatomy Of A Stand-up Comedy Joke

Simply knowing the parts of a joke is not much help when it comes to creating and delivering a stand-up comedy routine that generates big laughs. This article explains in detail why the “standard” information provided as actionable is really not actionable at all. Continue reading The Anatomy Of A Stand-up Comedy Joke

Is Your True Comedy Talent Actually Making It To The Stage Or Is It Being Held Back?

One of the big problems many new comedians have (including me when I first started) is that they abandon what made them funny offstage for something “better” onstage. This article talks about why this can be a crippling issue and causes that talent to be ignored. Continue reading Is Your True Comedy Talent Actually Making It To The Stage Or Is It Being Held Back?

Your First 5 Minutes Of Stand-up Comedy Material

Your first 5 minutes of stand-up comedy material is the most important. It should be tight and generate maximum audience laughter. This article discusses what “tight” means and what you need to do to move forward quickly as a comedian when it comes to audience laughter. Continue reading Your First 5 Minutes Of Stand-up Comedy Material

Are You Dealing With Writer’s Block? You Shouldn’t Be…

Plagued with writer’s block? Q: Did you have any writer’s block the last time you were causing people to laugh during a casual conversation? This article explains why creating stand-up comedy material shouldn’t result in “writer’s block” unless… Continue reading Are You Dealing With Writer’s Block? You Shouldn’t Be…

The Benefits Of Taking A Stand-up Comedy Class Or Workshop

I am generally not a fan of stand-up comedy classes and workshops because of the approach used for developing comedy material. But in this article I discuss the benefits of taking a stand-up comedy workshop or class and what to look for before you do. Continue reading The Benefits Of Taking A Stand-up Comedy Class Or Workshop

Reverse Engineering Headliner Level Stand-up Comedy Material

What to know some real specifics when it comes to what headline level stand-up comedy is on a minute-by-minute basis? This article details the time factors, word count and punchlines per minute involved when a headliner level stand-up comedy act is delivered. Continue reading Reverse Engineering Headliner Level Stand-up Comedy Material