Dan Harmon Story Circle: 8 Proven Steps to Better Stories

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. ►► So writer/producer Dan Harmon tackled this problem. He took centuries of storytelling … Read more

The Art of Stand Up

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

How To Become A Comedian

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!

Turning A Weak Premise Into A Solid Routine

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


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