Shut Up and Write!

By Jerry Corley | Founder – The Stand Up Comedy Clinic

Comedy Tip of The Day: Write, write and write some more.

I’ve been a stand up comedian for 25 years. I’ve worked television, radio, the road, corporates, colleges, casinos, you name it. I’ve been teaching comedy now for 6 years. 4 years with . . . → Read More: Shut Up and Write!

Biggest Mistakes Comedians Make When Writing Comedy

By Jerry Corley | Founder – The Stand Up Comedy Clinic

Comedy writing is rewarding. There is no better feeling than writing a joke and getting an appreciative laugh. Okay, maybe there is a better feeling but that belongs in a different blog…besides, if I told my wife that the things she does don’t compare . . . → Read More: Biggest Mistakes Comedians Make When Writing Comedy

“I’m Getting Bored With My Comedy Writing”

By Jerry Corley | Founder – The Stand Up Comedy Clinic

I just had a session with one of my private students at my studio. After he ran some of his material, I asked him what happened to some of the other bits he was working on last time we met. He said, “I’m getting . . . → Read More: “I’m Getting Bored With My Comedy Writing”

How To Be a Better Comedian

By Jerry Corley | Founder – The Stand Up Comedy Clinic

A young comedian came up to me the other day and asked, “how can be a better comedy writer…I mean, right now?”

My first thought was to give him the standard rhetoric about how it’s a process and it takes time, blah, blah, blah. . . . → Read More: How To Be a Better Comedian

Is Stage Time the “Only Way” to Learn Comedy?

By Jerry Corley – Founder of the Stand Up Comedy Clinic

I just got an email from someone who said, “The only way to learn stand up comedy is stage time.” That’s a common response, but is it really well thought out? I would have to say, “No.” If the comedian is like a surgeon . . . → Read More: Is Stage Time the “Only Way” to Learn Comedy?