Be a Great Stand-up: Teach Yourself by Logan Murray

By Logan Murray

Don't get heckled! Take cost of the level and make 'em chuckle each time!

Teach your self Stand-Up Comedy supplies recommendation on every thing from securing an agent and scheduling gigs to facing props and hecklers. it truly is ideal for amateurs simply beginning within the business.

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Where do jokes come from? 9 Where is the killer instinct in the following jokes? What’s brown and sticky? A stick. (An ancient kid’s joke) I bought a box of instant water, but didn’t know what to add… (Steve Wright) I’m really worried about the state of the world, ladies and gentlemen. I mean, if things carry on the way they are… they’ll stay the same. (Pat Condell) HUMOUR AS A WAY OF MOCKING OTHERS The French philosopher Henri Bergson wrote an essay called ‘Laughter’, detailing what he thought was the origin and impetus of humour.

Don’t limit yourself to just words. Employ diagrams, cartoons, bullet points, lists, or advertisements ripped from magazines that you have covered with comments. It is your workbook – you are writing for yourself – not for posterity! Find out where your nearest comedy venue is and become a regular patron. ) exhibited by live acts and try not to place too much reliance on watching DVDs of your favourite comics as research. Examine your everyday actions and those around you. If something pleases you, write down why; if something annoys you, list all the reasons why.

Most working comedians don’t do something as bald as this when writing. The information hidden in their set-ups, which will allow the audience to ‘get’ the joke, is often supplied by their attitude to the material. As has been suggested earlier, the comedian writing about relationships who is hopelessly in love, is going to write totally different material about relationships from the comic going through a bitter divorce. So let’s take a closer look at attitude. Attitude, the comedian’s secret weapon HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT A SUBJECT WILL DICTATE HOW YOU MAKE IT FUNNY Any idiot can tell a joke.

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