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

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

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