About six years ago, I was at the famous Friars Club in Beverly Hills. It was showcase night. One of the main bookers from the Montreal Comedy Festival was in L.A. to scout comics for “Just For Laughs,” the biggest comedy festival in America.
All the comics were buzzing about it.
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So you wake up early today. Maybe you go for a run, maybe you walk the dog, maybe, like me, you’re up early because you have a toddler in the house who wakes you up, because they don’t know that you’ve been up the night before trying to write.
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So one of my favorite students Skyped with me today.
He was upset about a comedy show he did.
It was a show he produced.
It was a show he emceed.
And it was a show that he didn’t do as well as he wanted.
“It was especially rough because I put the . . . → Read More: “This Audience is Mostly Mormon”
Okay, okay, you’ve talked me into it.
After all the emails, I’m now going to start to dedicate some of the space on this blog for non-comedians; a place where the ‘everyday’ person can get a dose of insight into how to be funny.
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Wordplay in comedy is ‘hack!"
If you believed some comedians in this industry, you might think that statement is true.
If someone said that to me today, I would tell them that one of the most memorable comedy bits in all of comedy is George Carlin’s "Seven Words You Can’t Say On T.V."
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