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If you have ever wondered why I am convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that most stand-up books, workshops and courses are virtually WORTHLESS when it comes to learning how to “write” comedy for material for a stand-up comedy act, speech or presentation that actually gets laughs…
Let me show you in vivid detail exactly why I harbor such beliefs.
I was searching online for the definitions of set-up lines and punchlines as they relate to “writing” stand-up comedy material.
One of the most common problems that new comedians who are trying to figure out how to write stand-up comedy have is that their set-ups to the punchlines in their stand-up comedy material are simply way too long.
In this article I am going to cover this very important topic in three sections:
1. Basic performance and audience laughter dynamics
2. Factors that directly contribute to set-up lines that are too long
3. Article wrap up
With that said, let’s get down to business… Continue reading
One of things almost every comedian wants to know, no matter what level they may be at is:
“Is there any way to know if my stand-up comedy material will work before I deliver it on stage?”
That is a very difficult question to answer with a simple yes-or-no answer because there are a number of very important variables that must be considered in order to provide a meaningful response.