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How to Write Quick and Easy Jokes for Father’s Day

So how do we "come up" with a joke intentionally? Joan Rivers was one of the fastest, funniest comedians EVER. When I say "ever" I mean EVER! She was faster than Robin Williams. Faster than Groucho Marx, two of the fastest comedians alive at the time. She did this by doing deliberate writing every day. One of the ways she did it was to...
How to Earn Respect From Crowds and Comics at Every Mic

How to Earn Respect with Crowds and Comics at Every Mic

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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What Makes a Good Stand Up Comedy Premise?

An effective standup comedy premise should contain two elements: a topic + a condition, but in order to truly hook the audience you need two more essential dynamics to be present in your set up or the joke risks receiving a diminished laugh or worse, nothing at all...
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How Can You Be Funny On the Spot Without Pre-Written Jokes?

If you take time to investigate someone who appears to be "naturally" funny, you will find that they developed their ability to be funny through exposure and experience. You can learn to take a shortcut to developing that skill by following these few simple steps.
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2 Simple Comedy Writing Exercises that Secretly Make You Faster and Funnier

Do you ever have those days when you don’t feel inspired to write comedy? You want to write but you don’t feel funny? Or you're feeling defeated because you don't feel like you are growing or not growing fast enough? Here are 2 simple comedy writing exercises you can do just to stimulate your comedic instincts. These are great when you just want to keep up your writing but you don't feel like you have anything to write about.
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The Biggest Secret in Comedy

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...

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Boring Premise to Great Routine

There are no bad premises in comedy, only premises we don't feel connected to. But there's always a way to take a premise and give it some context so that it comes alive and can create excitement.