911 For Your Jokes – 5 Killer Strategies to Write Comedy from a Single Subject

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Have an idea but don’t know how to get to the comedy? Here’s 5 killer strategies to help you write comedy on a simple idea or word. It’s called 911 for your Jokes by comedy writer Jerry Corley. . . . → Read More: 911 For Your Jokes – 5 Killer Strategies to Write Comedy from a Single Subject

How to Avoid The Creative Paralysis of Being Original

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A comedian walks into a bar and sees a poster with a saying that is similar to a joke he’s been doing. It’s not the same joke, but it almost has the exact set up line. He panics. A thousand questions run through his mind: “What do I do?” “Did the guy who did that poster see my act and use a version the joke?” “Did I see that poster some time in the past and it stuck in my head?” “Should I stop doing my joke?” . . . → Read More: How to Avoid The Creative Paralysis of Being Original

Testing Your Jokes Against Late Night

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“How do I know when my jokes are working?”

If you’ve been following my blog, by now you know that writing one and two liners is key to really making your story-telling pop.

If you aren’t aware of this, I’ll remind you.

Stories are great. I do stories, but with the clubs . . . → Read More: Testing Your Jokes Against Late Night

NBC Late Night Writers Workshop

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Could This Be Your Big Break?

If you’ve ever dreamed of writing jokes and sketches for Late Night, here’s a fabulous opportunity to get yourself to be considered.

NBCUniversal is offering a workshop for writers to get involved. They posted the recent opportunity on their website.

The NBCUniversal Late Night Writers Workshop is a . . . → Read More: NBC Late Night Writers Workshop

The Key To Comedy

One of the most common questions I get as a stand up comedian, writer and now coach is: What is the key to comedy?

And although there are too many variables for me to even suggest that I have all the answers when it comes to comedy, I can give you the key. That’s . . . → Read More: The Key To Comedy