This could be the most important 9-minute comedy lesson of your life.
In the next 9 minutes you’re going to learn a lot! I mean a ton! I’m calling this article my 9-minute Comedy Mastermind Session.
When it comes to comedy writing and theory, my argument always focuses on structure.
“Structure is king!” I’ll usually say.
Getting to the point and getting the laugh with a strong point of view while saying something that actually means something is crucial but structure is where the laugh occurs, not just…
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From the time we are toddlers, we learn by watching and imitating. That’s how we learn to walk, to talk, to express ourselves.
Imitation is the ‘stem-cell’ of our learning ability.
So why not utilize this technique when learning how to be a comedian?
At first, it might seem like cheating, no?
And when . . . → Read More: 5 Reasons to Use Imitation and Emulation to Learn Stand-up Comedy
Recently I got an e-mail from a guy who said, “Jerry, I’ve been reading your stuff and Bill Burr doesn’t use any of the structures you talk about:”
Bill Burr has quickly become one of my favorite comedians. He’s intelligent. He’s crafty, and the dude is wickedly funny!
He’s narrowed down his demographic . . . → Read More: How to Write Comedy Like Bill Burr
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.
Before we get started with the tips, please be advised that . . . → Read More: How To Be Funny (Pt. 1) | A Non-Comedian’s Guide
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?