of Stand-Up Comedy, Lesson block 1-4:
Links to additional registration forms for Lesson blocks 5-35.
first 4 of my 35 lessons get you off on the right foot.
Both beginning stand-up comics looking for a leg up and seasoned professionals
wanting to get-back-to-basics: begin at the beginning. .
. . more info.
1) How to Tell a Joke on a Stand-Up Comedy
Stage, During a Speech and in the Work Place, 3 hours
•Nuts and bolts of all joke-telling.
•Jokes, effectively delivered, go a long way to reduce tensions and further
communications between a stand-up comic and his audience.
•The same principle applies off--stage to effective interactions at any
business between the management, staff and clients.
Or any relationship between friends and family members, teacher and student,
player and coach, etc. ...more
2) How to Write a Joke: the 7 basic joke
•Workshop contains a system for writing jokes that works for you every
•Learn the seven basic joke forms. ...more
3) Narrative Character: your persona, 3
•How to naturally exploit your humorous side. ...more
4) Editing Your Comedy or Serious
Speech into an Act, 3-4 hours
Both the serious and funny parts of your speech need to be tightly edited, just
like a top-flight stand-up comedy routine:
•Ordering bits within your comedy act or speech for greater audience response:
get bigger laughs and longer applause!
•Number and quality of laughs you need in stand-up comedy vs. in a keynote
•The different standards between starting out with your "little
league" local comedy club scene and clearly understanding the very different
goals required by "major league" national TV shows.
•Polishing: punch it up, or edit it out! ...more
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