Bill Burr Reveals His Approach To Success

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Have you ever wondered what the secret to success in comedy is?

Ever feel like it’s just this massively intimidating idea, like this enormous blob of ectoplasmic goop that has no shape or form?

Building a career in comedy can be so daunting.

School is so much easier! In school they tell . . . → Read More: Bill Burr Reveals His Approach To Success

Does All Comedy Need to be Based in Truth? [Video]

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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.

NOT SO!

I’m not sure how this particular theory got so out of control. I say, “out of control” because . . . → Read More: Does All Comedy Need to be Based in Truth? [Video]

How to Write Comedy Like Bill Burr

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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

“This Audience is Mostly Mormon”

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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 . . . → Read More: “This Audience is Mostly Mormon”

Comedy Class Student Lands Comedy Central Gig

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 of . . . → Read More: Comedy Class Student Lands Comedy Central Gig