“This Audience is Mostly Mormon”

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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 . . . → Read More: “This Audience is Mostly Mormon”

George Carlin May Be Dead; But Wordplay is Alive!

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."

It’s . . . → Read More: George Carlin May Be Dead; But Wordplay is Alive!

What Is Funny?

You really want to know what’s funny? How ‘bout some obscure blogger, (Me!), trying to write an article entitled “What is Funny?!”

Funny is such a subjective term.

How is anyone going to write about how to be funny? It’s almost like trying to definitively answer, “Who is God?” Or “What is Love?” . . . → Read More: What Is Funny?

Comedy Lessons | Never say Never

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I was wrong!

Many students have come up to me and asked, “Can I just put together a tape in my living room?” I’ve always said, “Absolutely not. You should never do that. Make sure shoot a tape that is in . . . → Read More: Comedy Lessons | Never say Never

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