Not all Advice is Good Advice

Conflicting Advice from George Carlin and Louis CK

During your early career as a comedian, you're going to have a lot of people giving you advice. Some of the advice is golden, but other pieces of advice wouldn't keep the shit off your shoes in a dog park. Take this advice that came from the great Louis CK. Now Louis is a great comedian--not so great in a hotel room--but a great comedian. One night, it is rumored that Jeff Foxworthy came off stage and CK said, "Jeff, you really need to lose that accent, nobody's going to understand you." Of course Jeff Foxworthy--because of his accent--went on to become ...
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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.
Does it Really Take 10 Years to Find Your Persona?

Does it Take 10 Years to Find Your Comedic Persona?

Some people on social media have said with absolute certainty that it takes “10 years for you to find your persona,” like that’s some magical number or something.​ There is a more streamlined approach to finding your persona and it’s easier than you might think.
Comedy Material Generator - How to Write a Joke

What Makes a Joke Funny?

“All this time, I’ve been a coincidental comedian. And now I feel like I can write jokes any time I want, because I finely feel like I understand what makes a joke funny!”

How to Crush a Heckler Without Ruining the Show

One night I was doing a set and it wasn't going well. There were these three guys that noticed me failing miserably. I could hear one of them say, "Look, he's bombing! Let's get him."

They approached the stage and stood like four feet from the stage and started heckling me. When one of them ran out of breath, one of the other ones took over. It was like being verbally gang banged by hecklers.

After that miserable set I went to the bar and thought about getting drunk, but then...

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20 Comic Masks – Which One are You?

How important is having a strong comedic point of view? It's the difference between winning and losing, working or being unemployed. That's pretty important. Who are you? Why do we care?
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Master Word-Play Like George Carlin

It's been over six years since George Carlin died of heart failure at 71 in Santa Monica, CA. George was widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up

How Robin Williams Saved My Life

The Lessons; In Life and in Comedy The life and comedy lessons that I learned from the brief encounters I had with Robin Williams came flooding back