How Can You Be Funny On the Spot Without Pre-Written Jokes?
Boring Premise to Great Routine
Don’t Listen to the Schmucks!
There's a condition out there that some people have called the "I-know-everything" condition and it's terminal.
If there's one thing in your journey to success that will stop you cold in your tracks, it's being the guy who thinks they know everything.
That's what today's video is about.
I call it "Don't Listen to the Schmucks!" :-)
Holidays Can be Stressful or They Can be Comedy Gold, Your Choice!
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
Trying to Write Jokes, but Feeling Stuck?
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.
How to Keep an Emcee’s Horrible Introduction from Tanking your Show
There are a ton of ways an emcee can ruin the introduction for a comedian. They can bomb a joke then immediately bring you up. They can create an incident with someone in the audience and bring you up on a sour note. They can screw up your name or screw up your intro.
They can do a backwards intro. A backwards intro is where they mention your name first and the audience doesn't feel the impulse to applaud...