Don’t Suck! The 9-minute Comedy Mastermind Session

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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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Opportunity for Writing in Late Night TV Continues to Grow

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The opportunity for writing in Late Night T.V. continues to explode. We’ve never had more movement in that industry. There are more shows. And more shows need more content.

Who’s going to provide that content?

Comedians and writers like you!

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Conan O’Brien Just Could be a Stand-up’s Best Friend

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Doing your stand up on Late Night T.V. can be your big break as a comedian. Well, unless you’re Madonna doing stand-up on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. I won’t get into that face-plant into a steamy pile of dog food by-product. I think that gimmick–at least for me–dropped my opinion of Fallon’s show; certainly with regard to it’s appeal for comedians. When Johnny Carson was still on the air. The Tonight Show was the pinnacle. If a comedian could get on the Tonight Show and get that nod from Johnny to sit on the couch, then you could almost write your own ticket. Currently, for comedians and their futures, it seems that Late Night has lost that sizzle… Or has it? . . . → Read More: Conan O’Brien Just Could be a Stand-up’s Best Friend

How To Write Comedy | Conan Writer Rips On His Boss…

Conan Writer Deon Cole talks about Conan’s tattoos:or the lack thereof, and how he wrote a joke that didn’t make the cut:

Deon talks about how he became a writer on "The Conan O’Brien Show." It’s an interesting story and revealed a side of Deon that I’ve seen before, liked and I’m . . . → Read More: How To Write Comedy | Conan Writer Rips On His Boss…