If My Comedy Material Reads Funny On Paper, Will It Be Funny On Stage?

Probably one of the most prevalent misconceptions about writing a stand-up comedy routine is that if it reads funny from a piece of paper or word processor then it will automatically be funny when delivered on stage. By its very Continue reading If My Comedy Material Reads Funny On Paper, Will It Be Funny On Stage?

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?

What Do I Need To Know About Working With Talent Agencies?

There are basically 3 types of talent agencies that can work with comedians: local, regional and national. A comedian’s ability to get into the talent pool of any particular talent agency is dependent upon the type of talent agency involved Continue reading What Do I Need To Know About Working With Talent Agencies?

How Many Performances Will It Take Me To Be Funny As A Comedian?

There is simply no way to pinpoint how many performances it will take any specific individual to be funny on stage with their stand-up comedy act. The reason I say that is because there are simple too many unknown factors Continue reading How Many Performances Will It Take Me To Be Funny As A Comedian?

Should I Consider Buying Jokes For My Stand-up Comedy Routine?

Unless you are already performing and you are able to work with a credible and experienced comedy writer, the answer to the question about buying jokes for your stand-up comedy routine is — I don’t recommend it. Here’s why I Continue reading Should I Consider Buying Jokes For My Stand-up Comedy Routine?