We talk and express ourselves in three dimensions – sight, sound and words. So, how is one dimensional joke writing supposed to work for a comedian to get laughs in a three dimensional performing art? The short answer is that it doesn’t. Continue reading Are You Using A One Dimensional Approach In A Three Dimensional Performing Art?
Are you “writing” jokes every day that don’t get the laughs you want when you hit the stage? If so, there’s a very good possibility that you are stuck in what I can only refer to as “joke writing mode”. Hint: Writing designed for a reader won’t get you the laughs you want as a comedian. Continue reading How To Get Stuck In Stand-up Comedy Joke Writing Mode
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. Continue reading Comparing Apples And Oranges When It Comes To Stand-up Comedy Material