Don't get stuck. Sometimes writing a joke is as simple as adding a condition to a statement and turning the irrelevant condition relevant...
George Carlin said he knew with 98 percent accuracy that a joke was going to get a laugh before he got on stage.
Ninety-eight percent! I want to be like that.
However, to get to a level of mastery with your comedy, you first have to understand why people laugh and how comedy works.
And here's where I share with you the biggest secret in comedy...
That's right. In this post, I'm going to show you how to write a joke like Chris Rock... Well, I'm going to show you one specific way that Chris Rock writes
“All this time, I’ve been a coincidental comedian. And now I feel like I can write jokes any time I want, because I finely feel like I understand what makes a joke funny!”
I get this question a lot. How do I write a stand-up comedy act? What’s the best way to start? That’s a typical dilemma in comedy, isn’t it? Just getting started
I love the holidays, but every year we hear stories about how stressful the holidays can be.
Suicide rates go up, family arguments occur, anxiety and depression increases, crime increases and so do heart attacks.
That's not fake news, those are facts and I know it sounds drastic, but as a comedian I say, "Comedy Gold, right?!"
One way to be sure you're keeping your sense of humor is to remember to keep
So you're writing and you get a premise down on the page and then... it just doesn’t seem to go anywhere. Does this happen to you?
I was Skype-coaching with one of my students today and he said, I've been trying to write, but I keep feeling like I'm getting stuck."
It can be super frustrating, especially when you’re just writing to put something, ANYTHING, on the page.
So how do you take that idea and make it into something?
Here's a sure-fire way to develop that idea further to get to the jokes.
Here is something I want to be sure you have at your disposal. It is what I would call the most powerful tool for your joke writing. It is something
Yes there are devices and structures you can use in your joke and storytelling to get more applause. This one particular device is used by all the best comedians. It can literally up your game and increase applause. it's called...