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071 TRYING OUT NEW JOKES (podcast)
Have you had a hard time working in new material into your set? Do you fully intend to before the show and then either chicken out or get sidetracked and forget?
You’ll never grow as a performer until you get comfortable trying out new jokes. You have to expect some of it to work and some of it to fail. But it is a total failure to not try it out. In this episode, Gavin miller and I talk about 5 ways to work in new material into your set. These 5 ideas will help you keep your show F.R.E.S.H. Yes – another acronym show!
Specifically, you’ll discover:
- One surefire way not to forget the new jokes
- A more “safe” way for trying out new material
- A spot during the show that is perfect for new jokes
- One seamless way to slide in a new bit
- How to create space for new material
- Why experimenting is good for EVERYONE at the show
- How to “gamify” new material
- What to do if you aren’t playing with a full deck
And a lot more!
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