There is a bit of a science to creating a stand-up comedy set that flows. It takes a little planning to put together a show that starts quick, builds momentum, and finishes with a closer that rocks the room. A pile of great jokes performed in a haphazard order will frustrate both you and the audience.
This episode is a must listen for comics who:
- Only have a few jokes and can’t seem to decide what order is best
- Are more established but constantly find “dead spots” in their show
- Struggle with consistency on stage despite decent material
In this episode we talk about building a set that flows naturally. By thinking in advance about your shows you can create a logical flow that enables every joke to shine. Knowing what your jokes say about you is a big part of that. We cover a lot of ground in this episode that took years for me to fully understand.
Specifically, we talk about:
- Building trust and establishing common ground
- Establishing your point of view (P.O.V.)
- What to do if you don’t have a strong P.O.V. just yet
- Looking for chances to add lines to call back later
- How to bring it all full circle
- What you should consider in your closing routine
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