Comedy is Truth

One of my favorite lines from any comedian is not a joke. It’s a statement. George Carlin said, “A comedian shouldn’t just make them laugh, he should also make them think.

Stand up comedy is the ultimate forum to say whatever you want; to express yourself and talk about things that drive you mad. Comedy . . . → Read More: Comedy is Truth

Louis C.K. | Simple Comedy Structure

I’m a big fan of Louis C.K. Just wanted to share some of his work. Louis C.K., a comedian Rolling Stone magazine calls “The funniest comedian alive.” Watch what he does. Listen how he uses analogy to introduce new incongruous elements, impose the characteristics of one element on another and then, how he acts them . . . → Read More: Louis C.K. | Simple Comedy Structure

Comedy Classes | Video: The Art Of Stand Up – Pt. 1

As part of my Comedy Classes series, I am including a post that was shared with me from another student. This is a segment from the BBC’s series on The Art of Stand Up (also available on YouTube and the BBC website). It features interviews with many popular comedians from the U.K. and the . . . → Read More: Comedy Classes | Video: The Art Of Stand Up – Pt. 1

3 Key Mistakes in Writing Jokes

I got an email from a person interested in doing stand up comedy and he saw my How To Write Comedy video online. In the video I take a headline right from Yahoo News and I write 15 jokes in about 30 minutes using what I call the listing technique.

The gentleman understood the . . . → Read More: 3 Key Mistakes in Writing Jokes

Comedian Lessons | Record Every Set

Here’s the thing: Comedy is a live endeavor. You get up in front of a different audience each and every night you perform. Even if you’re doing the same material, the audience is different, the club may be different and the night is different so the dynamics change. Therefore, it is essential that you capture . . . → Read More: Comedian Lessons | Record Every Set