Does it Take 10 Years to Find Your Comedic Persona?

Does it Really Take 10 Years to Find Your Persona?

There are several reasons that finding your persona is an important part of your development as a comedian. 

It makes you more memorable and helps you to stand out from the crowd. And that’s always important in terms of reaching a level of success.

But how do you find it? And How long does it take?

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.

I discuss that in this video.

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What Makes a Joke Funny?

Comedy Material Generator - How to Write a Joke

“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!” . . . → Read More: 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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Hannibal Buress Laughed in the Face of Loyola University

Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress laughed in the face of Loyola University in a recent performance at the Catholic College in Chicago.

Buress opened his act with a projection image of an email that was sent to him by the university’s show organizers. The email basically banned him from talking about rape, sexual abuse, race and sexual . . . → Read More: Hannibal Buress Laughed in the Face of Loyola University

20 Comic Masks – Which One are You?

what's your comedic persona

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? . . . → Read More: 20 Comic Masks – Which One are You?

Master Word-Play Like George Carlin

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 comedians of all time. He’s listed in Comedy Central’s list of Top 100 Comics at number 2, just behind the great Richard Pryor, . . . → Read More: Master Word-Play Like George Carlin

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 to me since I got the news of his death.

It was 4:00PM Monday August 11th, and I was sitting at the computer writing jokes; ironically, only . . . → Read More: How Robin Williams Saved My Life