6 Great Stand-up Comedy Questions And My Detailed Answers

A college student working on a thesis about stand-up comedy asked for my help. This article contains 6 great questions that he asked and my detailed answers about many aspects of stand-up comedy that I know would be of interest to most new comedians. Continue reading 6 Great Stand-up Comedy Questions And My Detailed Answers

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

In order to deliver 4-6 punchlines in any minute of a stand-up comedy act and provide the audience time to laugh – the act must be “tight”. This article discusses the problems with long set-up lines for comedians who are trying deliver a tight stand-up comedy routine. Continue reading Are Long Set-up Lines Keeping You From Getting The Laughs You Want?

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

If you are thinking about hiring a writer for your stand-up comedy material – you will want to exercise caution! This article explains why a comedian should be extremely cautious when buying jokes from a joke writer. Continue reading Want A Professional To “Write” Your Comedy Material For You? Buyer Beware…

Are You Using A One Dimensional Approach In A Three Dimensional Performing Art?

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?

How To “Write” Stand-up Comedy Material The Hard Way

Which is easier – writing or talking? Yet most new comedians feel that they are somehow obligated to to “write” their stand-up comedy material in a fashion intended for a reader, NOT a live audience. This article identifies why that is more than problematic. Continue reading How To “Write” Stand-up Comedy Material The Hard Way

Is There Such A Thing As The Best Comedy Topics? If So, How Do I Find Them?

Are you a new comedian trying to “find” the best comedy topics for a stand-up comedy routine? Before you waste your time on that sort of meaningless effort, you might want to pay close attention to the information provided in this article. Continue reading Is There Such A Thing As The Best Comedy Topics? If So, How Do I Find Them?