Today I am joined by former students (and now full-time comedians) Jonnie W. and Brian Bates. We frequently hangout and run jokes and ideas past each other. I thought we should record this and let you in on the process. It’s not rocket science. But, it is insightful to see how different people find humor in different areas of a premise.
The premise is the absolute most important part of your joke. It is the horse that the laughs rode in on. It is the structure that the bit is built upon. It’s the tree limb that helps bear the fruit of funny.
After we clarify our premises we walk through ideas for punch lines, tags and other sub-premises that the idea can lead to. It is a fun time.
If you enjoy this process, we’ve done this before in episodes 105 & 106 with John Branyan. In episode 84 with Gavin Miller and Kate Spellman. And we’ve talked about how to best try out new material in episode 71.
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