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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. Either through watching hours and hours of television or exposure to friends or family who also had exposure to comedy. Through many of my own observations with multiple students, I've found that we can recreate that kind of exposure and help them develop a spontaneous sense of humor that may not have been there before. This is accomplished through enabling them to understand the stimuli that makes people laugh, then giving them repeated exercises to help them automatize this understanding until it becomes "natural."

Don’t Suck! The 9-minute Comedy Mastermind Session

This could be the most important 9-minute comedy lesson of your life.

In the next 9 minutes you're going to learn a lot! I mean a ton! I'm calling this article my 9-minute Comedy Mastermind Session.

When it comes to comedy writing and theory, my argument always focuses on structure.

"Structure is king!" I'll usually say.

Getting to the point and getting the laugh with a strong point of view while saying something that actually means something is crucial but structure is where the laugh occurs, not just...

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How to Write Comedy Like Bill Burr

Recently I got an e-mail from a guy who said, "Jerry, I've been reading your stuff and Bill Burr doesn't use any of the structures you talk about:" REALLY? Bill Burr has
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What Is Funny?

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
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The Key To Comedy

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
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Comedy Schools

"Yes, you can teach comedy. It is a skill as much as an art." When I tell people I teach comedy. The first thing I usually hear is: "there's such
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“How Can I Be More Funny?”

How a comedian can use visual imagery in his comedy material to trigger stronger laughs. By Jerry Corley | The Stand Up Comedy Clinic A young comedian came