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
“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
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
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
You ever watch other comedians come to the club or the open-mic time and time again with new material? Are you envious? You ever watch other comedians just seemingly come up with material on the spot that makes you say to yourself “Genius! I wish I thought of that!” You ever wonder how they did . . . → Read More: Treating Your Comedy Like a Science