When it comes to determining how many jokes are in a 2-3 minute stand-up comedy routine, it depends on how one defines the term “joke”.
A much better question would be:
How many punchlines are in a 2-3 minute stand-up comedy routine?
That way the information applies equally to those who are trying to write “one liners” the hard, old school way or for those who are developing topic based material (which is much easier) where an entire bit is the foundation for multiple punchlines and tag lines related to the same topic.
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