Wanna learn what makes Daniel Tosh tick? Some people just think he's an arrogant A-hole. But there's more to Tosh than meets the eye. Take a look at this deconstruction of an 8-minute of Tosh's special "Happy Thoughts" and learn exactly the tools Tosh uses to get laughs.
Doing your stand up on Late Night T.V. can be your big break as a comedian. Well, unless you're Madonna doing stand-up on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. I won't get into that face-plant into a steamy pile of dog food by-product. I think that gimmick--at least for me--dropped my opinion of Fallon's show; certainly with regard to it's appeal for comedians. When Johnny Carson was still on the air. The Tonight Show was the pinnacle. If a comedian could get on the Tonight Show and get that nod from Johnny to sit on the couch, then you could almost write your own ticket. Currently, for comedians and their futures, it seems that Late Night has lost that sizzle... Or has it?
What in the world of funny?! I can't believe this hack just did a joke on the name Weiner being so much like the hot dog wiener. Oh my God what a hack! I can just hear it now all the super clever comedians out there skewering me for having the nerve to post such a ridiculously sophomoric statement. But I have a point to this whole thing... I think. There's a trend out there in stand-up comedy land, kids. And the trend is
If things weren't interesting enough in the Late Night world, Chelsea Handler of "Chelsea Lately" has just signed to do a Late Night Show on Netflix. Huh?
Let's get right to it! I've been posting and blogging about comedy writing tools for several years now, giving you the best tools that I use to
I was at party recently and I had the privilege of meeting another veteran comedian, a comedian who had reached a certain notable level of success. We were talking about comedy
There is a movie out there called "A Knight's Tale." It stars the late Heath Ledger as William Thatcher, a peasant squire, who, after his master dies, changes "his stars"
It's that time again! NBC is having their NBC Late Night Writers Reachout Program in New York City. This is where they seek submissions from writers who are "almost ready," so
How do you start your day? How do you end your day? I bet that if you walk through the motions, step-by-step, you can pretty much rubber-stamp habits like preparing for
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