Learn how to write reverse jokes that subvert expectations and earn respect from audiences and fellow comics. This comedian's guide explains what makes effective reverse jokes and includes examples, a student success story, and tips for writing your own surprises. Mastering reverse jokes can help new comedians stand out at tough open mics.
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One of my students asked for a template on how to put together a tight five. I didn't have one so I looked for a comedian who already had one, then I did a video on it...
Intro When I was starting out in stand-up comedy, I knew that comedy was all I wanted to do. But when people asked me, “So what do you do?”I would say
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