There are no bad premises in comedy, only premises we don't feel connected to. But there's always a way to take a premise and give it some context so that it comes alive and can create excitement.
I get this question a lot. How do I write a stand-up comedy act? What’s the best way to start? That’s a typical dilemma in comedy, isn’t it? Just getting started
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...
From the time we are toddlers, we learn by watching and imitating. That's how we learn to walk, to talk, to express ourselves. Imitation is the 'stem-cell' of our learning ability. So
If success leaves a paper trail, then Jerry Seinfeld could be hit with a littering fine. Comedians; both aspiring and veteran should take a couple
Hmmm? What's that you say? Tell the truth? Why do I need to waste my time telling the truth when I'm busy trying to be funny? One of
Comedy Central Stand-UpGet More: Jokes,Joke of the Day,Funny Jokes I was wrong! Many students have come up to me and asked, "Can I just put together a tape in my living room?"
As part of my Comedy Classes series, I am including a post that was shared with me from another student. This is a segment from the BBC's series on The