Stop Overthinking the Joke. Sometimes It’s Just ‘Funny’

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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’

The Best Way to Write a Comedy Act if You’re an Absolute Newbie

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There are three primary techniques I use when creating a comedy routine. The first way is to always write down things that are funny. Usually when I’m with a group of friends and something occurs that makes me and them laugh, I will write it down to possibly use later.

The other technique is to sit down and write jokes. I prefer this technique because I don’t have to wait for the coincidence of the moment with friends or a funny situation to just happen to ‘occur’ to me. I can just sit down and generate material.

I do this by utilizing about 23 different approaches, but for the sake of this blog post, I will just write about two approaches. Here they are…

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5 Of My Best Comedy Writing Tutorials Online

Let’s get right to it!

I’ve been posting and blogging about comedy writing tools for several years now, giving you the best tools that I use to write comedy. I’m loving every minute of it!

In this post I’m sharing with you my 5 favorite writing tools online. It’s a combination of tools . . . → Read More: 5 Of My Best Comedy Writing Tutorials Online

Learning How to Write Comedy Doesn’t Need to Be A Mystery

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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

How to Write Comedy Like Bill Burr

Comedian Bill Burr

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:”

REALLY?

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