Just wanted to post a quick shout-out to my boy Joshua Jackson.
Joshua just won the Clairmont Comedy Competition in–of all places–Clairmont, California.
I was humbled that Joshua thanked me in his celebratory post on Facebook.
Josh attended the Stand Up Comedy Clinic for a while and busted his butt developing his act.
Week after week Josh went from a guy who didn’t do a lot of stand-up to really developing into someone who understood the fundamentals.
Every week Josh showed up to class early, asked questions before class, was not afraid to disagree when something wasn’t working, and applied the new lessons he learned to his material.
Then what happened?
Every week he would get better. His act got tighter.
He had a terrific showcase set at the end of the class session.
Then he’s continued to develop by performing and learning and finding his voice, knowing that stand-up comedy is a blend, a craft of comedy structure and genuine persona.
Stand-up is not just getting up there and telling stories. Stand-up is about consistency; being able to get up there night and after night and deliver.
Comedy is about your character trying his best and continuously bumping into obstacles along the way. That is the underlying structure to all comedy.
It’s structure that gets the laughs gets the bookings and wins competitions. If you look at the sets on T.V., they are structured. You look at all the successful comedians, they use structure.
Which is why we teach it at the Comedy Clinic. Structure pays off and it’s what gets you the laughs per minute that are coveted by talent coordinators and bookers.
Laughs. That’s an interesting concept, huh? Trigger the laughs in the audience consistently–every 18-20 seconds, (that’s what they want at the clubs and on T.V.), and you will find yourself winning more competitions, booking more gigs and getting more work.
At the Comedy Clinic, we have broken comedy down into a science. Combining the science of laughter, (the 9 psychological laughter triggers that are hard-wired into our brains), with the 13 proven comedy structures that are used by all the top comedians.
Using the mechanics of comedy combined with your true persona and performance, delivers the best, crisp, laugh-filled comedy.
Our comedians prove it time and time again.
Great work Josh. I appreciate the shout-out, but remember I just gave you tools; YOU did the work!
Checkout our new upcoming classes and see if you’ll be the next winner of the next competition.
And while you’re at it, give a shout-out to Josh over on his page on Facebook.