What Are The Basic Joke Formulas I Can Use To Develop My Stand-up Comedy Act?

Many new comedians are under the false impression that if they can just learn and understand joke formulas that they will be better able to “write” a stand-up comedy act that gets laughs. The reality is that joke formulas as Continue reading What Are The Basic Joke Formulas I Can Use To Develop My Stand-up Comedy Act?

How Can I Develop My Comedy Timing As A Comedian?

Comedy timing for comedians is more than just stopping talking when the audience starts laughing and starting talking when the audience stops laughing. But I will also say this – most new comedians don’t realize that they already have most Continue reading How Can I Develop My Comedy Timing As A Comedian?

Can I Tell Stories On Stage As A Comedian?

You certainly can tell stories on stage as a comedian. As a matter of fact, there is a major advantage of being able to tell stories in your stand-up comedy act and that is: The longer that you can stay Continue reading Can I Tell Stories On Stage As A Comedian?

How Do I Write Jokes For A Stand-up Comedy Routine?

This may sound a bit odd, but I couldn’t tell you how to write stand-up comedy “jokes” that would actually work on stage if my mom was being held hostage and here’s why: There is a HUGE difference between trying Continue reading How Do I Write Jokes For A Stand-up Comedy Routine?

Can You Tell Me Why My Stand-up Comedy Jokes Aren’t Working?

Before I identify some of the major issues involved with a stand-up comedy act that is not getting laughs – which is called bombing on stage — let me say this: There’s much more involved when it comes to developing Continue reading Can You Tell Me Why My Stand-up Comedy Jokes Aren’t Working?