There seems to be a misconception out there when it comes to theories behind developing and writing comedy.
One of the most popularly espoused by many comedy instructors is: your comedy must be true.
I’m not sure how this particular theory got so out of control. I say, “out of control” . . . → Read More: Does All Comedy Need to be Based in Truth? [Video]
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 . . . → Read More: How Bill Burr Uses Comedy Structure Too
So one of my favorite students Skyped with me today.
He was upset about a comedy show he did.
It was a show he produced.
It was a show he emceed.
And it was a show that he didn’t do as well as he wanted.
“It was especially rough because I put the . . . → Read More: “This Audience is Mostly Mormon”
One of the goals of a young comedian is to land a gig on Comedy Central, but what happens when you’re far past your twenties?
Do the goals change? In a word, No.
Comedy Clinic student Esther Hersh is a perfect example. When she arrived in comedy class a few weeks ago, instead . . . → Read More: Comedy Class Student Lands Comedy Central Gig
This is cool!
As you might already know about me, I’m a huge fan of Jerry Seinfeld. I studied him when I was first starting comedy right alongside two of my other heroes, George Carlin and Richard Pryor.
I know, what an interesting juxtaposition! Carlin, Seinfeld, Pryor. Considering that combination you’d think my . . . → Read More: How to Write A Joke – Jerry Seinfeld Style