Comedians, don’t fall in love

Comedians, don’t fall in love

Comedians don’t fall in love with your jokes that is! We get the wording of a joke down, and it makes US laugh. . . but sometimes, okay many times, the audiences think differently! Maybe the way we said it in our head was funny, or maybe we are off by a word or two,...

Comedy Writing Gigs part 5. . .

Writing comedy for keynote speakers and other speaker people at conventions, as mentioned in last week’s post, is a GREAT way to get some paying gigs. One other group that can use humor, that is often overlooked, is the average joe who has to get up and speak maybe a...

Watching Comedy

Comedy burnout? Does that really happen? Kind of! When I started out, I think I was performing in a comedy club or sitting in the audience of a comedy show just about every night for the first 2 years. And then I quit my job and kept on a steady stream of...

Joking On the Web

Jokes abound on the web. . . No this isn’t about stealing jokes from websites and putting them into your speech. That’s called. . .stealing jokes. This is about using resources on the web to find your set-up lines so that you can create the jokes. Here’s one funny and...

A Comedian on Being Genuine

Joke material and funny stuff these days is all around us. . .especially if you’re a comedian and you write political humor. Between “alternative facts” and bringing your own cheering section to a briefing, the current president is opening himself up to a lot of jokes...