Have you ever felt like you’re stuck in a creative loop? You start a script, get halfway done, but because you can’t figure out the ending, you abandon it, then start a new one. And then it happens again. And again. ►► http://bit.ly/2H4HiFY So writer/producer Dan Harmon tackled this problem. He took centuries of storytelling … Read more
A very interesting documentary by the BBC about stand up comedy. Transcript It’s at the rule of three: I don’t know what that is, it should be established, reaffirm and then you kill it on the third, but you can do on the fourth. He was tall, he was handsome, he was an idiot, he … Read more
Jerry Corley the “Joke Doctor” shatters the arbitrary rule of it taking 10 years to find your comedic persona. Comedy is a very personal thing. When anyone paints everyone with a broad brush, (as in it takes “10 years” to find your persona as a stand-up comedian), I call bullshit. There’s evidence to the contrary … Read more
Video essay discussing the basic components of comedy editing. Written by Ryan Rosenau and edited by Alison Work.
I get emails all the time asking for advice on how to become a comedian or how to get started in stand up comedy. I wish someone had told me all this stuff when I started!
I made this video for a class project, and decided I might as well put it here, too. I did some research on humor theory, the psychology/science of comedy, and the assignment required me to make some sort of persuasive argument, so I did.
There are really only two types of content on YouTube: Entertainment, and Education. Either you want to teach someone, or you want to entertain them.
Is there a formula for funny? Join comedian Christian McDaniel as he attempts to look at the science behind humor and why people laugh. It’s science, without killing any frogs.
Iconic Comedy Club Owner, Al Martin, Reveals the biggest mistake that developing comedians make.
How do you take a weak premise and turn it into a great routine? That’s one of the questions I received from someone on Twitter. As a comedian and writer for nearly 30 years, I’ve learned that there are no bad premises, just certain premises we feel more emotionally connected to. But as a comedy … Read more