Sometimes I’ll write a joke and think to myself, ‘that’s too simple… that’s not going to get a big laugh,’ only to try the joke on stage and get an applause break. I wrote a joke the other day and opened with it that night at the Comedy Store: “The republicans are consulting with Caitlyn Jenner on how to best deal with Donald Trump… . . . → Read More: Stop Overthinking the Joke. Sometimes It’s Just ‘Funny’
A comedian walks into a bar and sees a poster with a saying that is similar to a joke he’s been doing. It’s not the same joke, but it almost has the exact set up line. He panics. A thousand questions run through his mind: “What do I do?” “Did the guy who did that poster see my act and use a version the joke?” “Did I see that poster some time in the past and it stuck in my head?” “Should I stop doing my joke?” . . . → Read More: How to Avoid The Creative Paralysis of Being Original
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Take a look at Emily Zemler’s article in Esquire on Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer and others on how and what they did before they became famous.
I always love reading about this stuff!
Most of us get acquainted with notable comedians only after they . . . → Read More: What Louis C.K. Sarah Silverman and Others Did BEFORE They Were Famous
COMEDY TECHNIQUE – COMPARE & CONTRAST
Writing Comedy does not need to be a mystery..
How many times have you sat down and stared at a blank page or a blank computer screen trying to find something funny to write?
Discovering how to write comedy on a regular, routine basis . . . → Read More: Learning How to Write Comedy Doesn’t Need to Be A Mystery
I see a ton of comedians that get up on stage night after night at the mics and they wander through their like an old guy pullin’ an oxygen tank in a Vegas casino. . . . → Read More: 1 Sure-Fire Way to Take Your Comedy To The Next Level