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You will hear this over and over again about stand-up comedy:
“It’s all in the delivery.”
There’s a great measure of truth in that statement.
While not all, most of a stand-up comedian’s ability to generate noteworthy laughs lies squarely in how a comedian delivers their comedy material.
Before I move on with a discussion about delivery, let me say this: Continue reading
I was surfing online, looking for information on how to write a punchline when I came across an article from eHow.com called “How To Write A Punchline” — supposedly for those who want to know how to be a stand-up comedian.
There were 5 points presented, all of which were generic at best and accurate in a general way, but tip #4 for how to write a punchline actually made me laugh out loud: Continue reading
It can be difficult at best to get accurate and complete information about anything, whether it be about politics or how to write stand-up comedy.
I also know that if an individual is willing to get enough “second opinions”, they will eventually find the answers they want to hear.
But when it comes to stand-up comedy, there are some misconceptions that keep those without real comedy talent thinking they can excel at stand-up comedy.
And sadder still are the misconceptions that keep those who do have real comedy talent from ever capitalizing on their talent.
So, let’s cover two of these misconceptions… Continue reading