So you wake up early today. Maybe you go for a run, maybe you walk the dog, maybe, like me, you’re up early because you have a toddler in the house who wakes you up, because they don’t know that you’ve been up the night before trying to write.
But you feel like . . . → Read More: Writing Funny about Proposition 8
Wordplay in comedy is ‘hack!"
If you believed some comedians in this industry, you might think that statement is true.
If someone said that to me today, I would tell them that one of the most memorable comedy bits in all of comedy is George Carlin’s "Seven Words You Can’t Say On T.V."
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You really want to know what’s funny? How ‘bout some obscure blogger, (Me!), trying to write an article entitled “What is Funny?!”
Funny is such a subjective term.
How is anyone going to write about how to be funny? It’s almost like trying to definitively answer, “Who is God?” Or “What is . . . → Read More: What Is Funny?
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. . . . → Read More: The Key To Comedy
I got an email from a person interested in doing stand up comedy and he saw my How To Write Comedy video online. In the video I take a headline right from Yahoo News and I write 15 jokes in about 30 minutes using what I call the listing technique.
The gentleman understood . . . → Read More: 3 Key Mistakes in Writing Jokes