English | 2014 | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B00NHWUEA4 | 55 pages | EPUB | 0.1 MB
Welcome to the crash course in stand-up comedy! Here are some of the top highlighted passages from our readers:
"By exhibiting flaws, the comedian lets the audience establish a sense of superiority, and thus, empathy."
"Whenever you feel like the jokes you're developing or performing are all over the place, try to relate it to the emotion or attitude you most closely identify with. It'll help mold your material and style around your real personality, instead of the other way around."
"Dig deep and start compiling a list of things that worry you, make you feel anxious, or have doubt about."
"Before you start vocalizing your raw material, you need to give each topic a piece of your mind."
"For an even more dramatic effect, switch up the emotions and try out opposite or unexpected emotions for each topic."
"If you remember one thing, remember this: keep the setup simple, go crazy and hit hard with the punchline. One good way to ensure this is to contrast the setup with the punchline. Comedy is all about the unexpected."