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."
Having trouble getting inspiration for material? Of all the questions I get from the writers and comedians I work with, by far the most common relates to
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
How To Write Comedy $79 Weekend Seminar IS BACK! [jwplayer config="Facebook 560x315_noauto_share" mediaid="2234"] /p> Check out this How To Write Comedy video demonstration on YouTube.
A good comedian needs to get acquainted with the reaction shot. What do I mean by that? Well, if you've ever watched "Friends" or the BBC's "Coupling,"
Years ago, when I was first starting in comedy, I worked with a headliner comedian who said he hadn't written a new joke in 11 years. Why do so many
By Jerry Corley | Founder â€“ The Stand Up Comedy Clinic Strange title for a blog you say? Well, wait for my follow-up, "How I flushed 50-Bucks
By Jerry Corley | Founder â€“ The Stand Up Comedy Clinic Comedy Tip of The Day: Write, write and write some more. I've been a stand
In short 15-20 minute, workshop-style sessions, these impressive students wrote 7, 8, 10 jokes and more and they were jokes that truly reached the level of commercially acceptable jokes that you might hear on the late night shows.
Find out why Jerry's comedy students win competitions. Jerry's student, J.C. Morgan, just won L.A.'s Funniest Comic award, (for the category of performers with less than 2 years experience).