Comedy Seminar Downloads
You made it! And kick-ass kudos for you for digging in and learning more about your craft!
There are 4 very cool downloads on this page. With these downloads alone you could actually master your comedy structure AND never run out of inspiration or ideas for writing comedy again.
Of course there’s so much more to it, but these will keep your mind buzzing for quite a while.
INSTRUCTIONS: Right-click (ctrl-click for Mac), the icon or title, then select “Save as” and choose a folder to save the file on your drive. If using an iPad or smartphone, the file should download automatically to your downloads folder.
- The 9 Psychological Laughter Triggers
Did you know that most comedians don't know why people laugh? Now you can understand--from scientific level--why people laugh. These laughter triggers are hard-wired into our DNA they've been there for thousands of years and they're not going anywhere.
Comedy has evolved, but the laughter triggers remain the same. Look them over and you'll really start to understand that writing comedy doesn't need to be a guessing game!
- 13 Major Comedy Structures
The new thrill for me in comedy is that there is a total science behind it! That means I can take any logical grouping of words and figure out how to make it funny!
Every time the audience laughs, there are stimuli present. Something caused that audience to laugh.
What if you could label those stimuli, harness them and reuse them at will in your writing, your conversation or your stand-up?
The 13 Major Comedy Structures are the mechanisms that pull the laughter triggers. Working them together properly helps you to present that stimuli to the audience, increasing your chance of triggering the laugh.
Get into it, read it, study it. Then watch your favorite comedian and see which structures and laughter triggers he or she is using.
You will never look at comedy the same way again! Awesome!
- Studying Paradox
As you read through the 13 Major Comedy Structures, you should really examine the different structures and see which ones you use in your act.
One of my favorite and newest additions is Paradox. I added paradox because it doesn't quite meet the literary criteria to be ironic, but it's one of those structures that really engages both hemispheres of the audience's brain. Which means they are seeing the images that you create and they are thinking them through.
This is tremendously valuable because it means that it makes you, the comedian more profound and more memorable.
Enjoy the Paradox and write some of your own!