Comedy Class | Need A Laugh? Tell The Truth!

Hmmm? What’s that you say? Tell the truth? Why do I need to waste my time telling the truth when I’m busy trying to be funny?

One of the best things about comedy is that almost anything goes, especially the truth.

My comedy students ask me: “what do I do when they’re not . . . → Read More: Comedy Class | Need A Laugh? Tell The Truth!

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

Comedy Class | Don’t Use ‘I’ or ‘Me’?

Got an email from someone and I thought it would be best addressed in my comedy-blog. Read on:

"I have a question which has been messing with me when writing my premise or setup. i find myself trying to produce material before wednesday which are the best nights in florida for open mics. my issue . . . → Read More: Comedy Class | Don’t Use ‘I’ or ‘Me’?

Comedian Lessons | Give The Joke A Chance!

One of my classes just had their graduation showcase at the world-famous Comedy Store. A student-comedian was not happy with his set. Some of the jokes worked and others didn’t. He was wondering whether the material was funny or whether he was just getting pity laughs while running the material in class.

He was . . . → Read More: Comedian Lessons | Give The Joke A Chance!

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