Are Long Set-up Lines Keeping You From Getting The Laughs You Want?

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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

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Want A Professional To “Write” Your Comedy Material For You? Buyer Beware…

Introduction

Are you one of those folks who are struggling with “writing” your stand-up comedy material and would like a professional “joke writer” do it for you?

Then there’s a very good chance that you are among the masses who believe that stand-up comedy material is “written” in the literal sense.

This is a serious misconception whether you are developing your own stand-up comedy material or want to have a professional comedy writer do it for you.
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Are You Using A One Dimensional Approach In A Three Dimensional Performing Art?

One of the things I have been trying to tell people for years is that…

Using “conventional” joke writing methods to develop stand-up comedy material that actually works to get big laughs on stage is a lot like trying to pick your teeth with a chain saw.

But that’s what all the comedians say you have to do.

And that’s what all the so-called stand-up comedy “experts” teach — it’s all about “joke writing” when it comes to developing stand-up comedy material for the stage.
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