http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:52:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 5 Of My Best Comedy Writing Tutorials Online http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4650/5-of-my-best-comedy-writing-tutorials-online/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4650/5-of-my-best-comedy-writing-tutorials-online/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:50:17 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4650 5-Of-My-Best-Comedy-Writing-Tools_thumb.png

Let’s get right to it!

I’ve been posting and blogging about comedy writing tools for several years now, giving you the best tools that I use to write comedy. I’m loving every minute of it!

In this post I’m sharing with you my 5 favorite writing tools online. It’s a combination of tools . . . → Read More: 5 Of My Best Comedy Writing Tutorials Online   Read more...

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10 Ways Lady Gaga Can Help You Turbo Charge Your Comedy Career http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4616/10-ways-lady-gaga-can-help-you-turbo-charge-your-career/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4616/10-ways-lady-gaga-can-help-you-turbo-charge-your-career/#comments Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:13:45 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4616 10 Ways Lady Gaga Can Turbo Charge Your Comedy Career

Are You Serious?

I can hear it now… the voices saying what the f*@k?!

What do you mean, Lady Gaga?

It seems difficult to believe, after all, we’re comedians.

Haven’t we all made fun of Lady Gaga?

I know I’ve done some jokes about her; A meat-suit, really?

But here’s the point: . . . → Read More: 10 Ways Lady Gaga Can Help You Turbo Charge Your Comedy Career   Read more...

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9 Stand-Up Comedy Specials Worth Streaming This 4th of July http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4591/9-stand-up-comedy-specials-worth-streaming-this-4th-of-july/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4591/9-stand-up-comedy-specials-worth-streaming-this-4th-of-july/#comments Fri, 04 Jul 2014 07:52:50 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4591 4th of July comedy

9 Stand-Up Comedians Worth Streaming on Netflix Now!

I love the 4th of July!

It’s another reason to eat and drink and celebrate something we don’t really get. As comedians or comedy writers, the 4th of July should provide great fodder for material, especially since so much comedy is about dichotomy and paradox. . . . → Read More: 9 Stand-Up Comedy Specials Worth Streaming This 4th of July   Read more...

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What Louis C.K. Sarah Silverman and Others Did BEFORE They Were Famous http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4563/what-louis-c-k-sarah-silverman-and-others-did-before-they-were-famous/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4563/what-louis-c-k-sarah-silverman-and-others-did-before-they-were-famous/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:37:53 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4563 Louis-C.K.png

Save This Article! Share it with Others!

Take a look at Emily Zemler’s article in Esquire on Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer and others on how and what they did before they became famous.

I always love reading about this stuff!

Most of us get acquainted with notable comedians only after they . . . → Read More: What Louis C.K. Sarah Silverman and Others Did BEFORE They Were Famous   Read more...

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Learning How to Write Comedy Doesn’t Need to Be A Mystery http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4495/learning-how-to-write-comedy-doesnt-need-to-be-a-mystery/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4495/learning-how-to-write-comedy-doesnt-need-to-be-a-mystery/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:51:47 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4495 Writing Comedy does not need to be a mystery..

How many times have you sat down and stared at a blank page or a blank computer screen trying to find something funny to write?

Discovering how to write comedy on a regular, routine basis . . . → Read More: Learning How to Write Comedy Doesn’t Need to Be A Mystery   Read more...

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Why *This is My Art* is Utter Nonsense http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4482/why-this-is-my-art-is-utter-nonsense/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4482/why-this-is-my-art-is-utter-nonsense/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:18:35 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4482 art-and-business_thumb.jpg

I was at party recently and I had the privilege of meeting another veteran comedian, a comedian who had reached a certain notable level of success.

We were talking about comedy and I had mentioned that one of my students—Sascha Knopf—was a finalist in the ‘CA’s Funniest Female’ Comedy Competition this year, and another student . . . → Read More: Why *This is My Art* is Utter Nonsense   Read more...

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Testing Your Jokes Against Late Night http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4324/testing-your-jokes-against-late-night/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4324/testing-your-jokes-against-late-night/#comments Sun, 25 May 2014 19:45:00 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4324 tonightshowwithjimmyfallon.jpg

 

 

“How do I know when my jokes are working?”

If you’ve been following my blog, by now you know that writing one and two liners is key to really making your story-telling pop.

If you aren’t aware of this, I’ll remind you.

Stories are great. I do stories, but with the clubs . . . → Read More: Testing Your Jokes Against Late Night   Read more...

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CBS Blew It! – Craig Ferguson Announces He’s Leaving ‘Late Late Show’ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4328/cbs-blew-it-craig-ferguson-announces-hes-leaving-late-late-show/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4328/cbs-blew-it-craig-ferguson-announces-hes-leaving-late-late-show/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 19:18:41 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4328 Craig Ferguson announces he'll be leaving the Late, Late Show

The field is totally opening up!

Craig Ferguson announced Monday night that he’ll be leaving the Late, Late Show at the end of this year. There is a lot of speculation that Ferguson was mistreated and completely overlooked, when CBS passed over him to replace David Letterman who will be retiring at the end . . . → Read More: CBS Blew It! – Craig Ferguson Announces He’s Leaving ‘Late Late Show’   Read more...

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Late Show With Seth Meyers Plucks ‘I.T. Guy From Peoria’ as Writer http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4346/late-show-with-seth-meyers-plucks-i-t-guy-from-peoria-as-writer/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4346/late-show-with-seth-meyers-plucks-i-t-guy-from-peoria-as-writer/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 09:01:27 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4346 Heath Ledger in a Knights Tale

There is a movie out there called “A Knight’s Tale.” It stars the late Heath Ledger as William Thatcher, a peasant squire, who, after his master dies, changes “his stars” by changing his identity and becoming a knight.

It’s a fairy tale. Or is it?

About a month ago, a regular guy from Peoria, . . . → Read More: Late Show With Seth Meyers Plucks ‘I.T. Guy From Peoria’ as Writer   Read more...

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1 Sure-Fire Way to Take Your Comedy To The Next Level http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4308/1-sure-fire-way-to-take-your-comedy-to-the-next-level/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4308/1-sure-fire-way-to-take-your-comedy-to-the-next-level/#comments Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:11:21 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4308 comedy to the next level image I see a ton of comedians that get up on stage night after night at the mics and they wander through their like an old guy pullin’ an oxygen tank in a Vegas casino. . . . → Read More: 1 Sure-Fire Way to Take Your Comedy To The Next Level   Read more...

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Clinic Student Sascha Knopf Moves to Next Round in CA’s Funniest Female Competition http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4288/clinic-student-sascha-knopf-moves-to-next-round-in-cas-funniest-female-competition/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4288/clinic-student-sascha-knopf-moves-to-next-round-in-cas-funniest-female-competition/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:56:24 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4288 sascha-funniest-female-comp.jpg

Quick shout out to Stand Up Comedy Clinic student and funny girl, Sascha Knopf, who moved to the Semi-Final round in California’s Funniest Female comedy competition at the Ice House in Pasadena Wednesday night.

Sascha was in a mix of some darn good comedians too. Many of whom traveled from as far as . . . → Read More: Clinic Student Sascha Knopf Moves to Next Round in CA’s Funniest Female Competition   Read more...

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Teaching Comedy in Russia http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4240/teaching-comedy-in-russia/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4240/teaching-comedy-in-russia/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:16:00 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4240 . . . → Read More: Teaching Comedy in Russia   Read more...

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3 Vital Things To Remember When Performing Stand-up Comedy http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4232/3-vital-things-to-remember-when-performing-stand-up-comedy/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4232/3-vital-things-to-remember-when-performing-stand-up-comedy/#comments Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:07:06 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4232 3-things to remember when performing stand-up comedy

Comedy is a Veiled Attack

You’re attacking someone or something. Even yourself. The basic rule about attacking is: Always attack up. What this means is that in our society an audience roots for the underdog. If you are a white male and you are making jokes about a minority, it is technically attacking . . . → Read More: 3 Vital Things To Remember When Performing Stand-up Comedy   Read more...

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Tonight Show is Not Just For the Old Folks http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4201/tonight-show-is-not-just-for-the-old-folks/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4201/tonight-show-is-not-just-for-the-old-folks/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:16:02 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4201 History of Rap 5  Jimmy Fallon   Justin Timberlake 2

Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” is just finishing its first week and it has been an experience in engaging entertainment. Fallon has found that “something” that the show has been missing for the last 20 years; FUN!

Fallon’s ability to do impressions and his talent with music is the driving force of the show. Not . . . → Read More: Tonight Show is Not Just For the Old Folks   Read more...

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Ira Glass on The Creative Process http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4196/ira-glass-on-the-creative-process/ http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/4196/ira-glass-on-the-creative-process/#comments Sun, 23 Feb 2014 19:04:49 +0000 http://www.standupcomedyclinic.com/?p=4196 Ira Glass on the Creative Process

Do It Again and Again…and Again…

This post was shared by student Patrick Kanehann who’s followed this mantra and has continued to get better and better and better!

Ira Glass, the host of radio’s “This American Life,” shares his insight on doing what you want to do and how to get good at it. . . . → Read More: Ira Glass on The Creative Process   Read more...

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