On this episode I sit down with two of my current writing class students to discuss their Stand Up Comedy First Steps. Beginning stand up comedy can definitely be confusing. I try to help guide them in directions that will result in quick wins and momentum.
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FIRST STEPS IN STAND UP SHOW NOTES
We cover a lot of ground in this episode, including:
- Tips for developing characters in your set, specifically real people you know
- How often do you work in new jokes to your set?
- Working on your new jokes until they are solid and then “setting them to the side”
- The benefit of working on 3-5 minute chunks at a time
- Finding out your best material by having your worst set
- Why new jokes sometimes get the biggest laughs
- Reviewing your set from the audience’s perspective
- Finding success in the struggle
- What are good goals for your first year?
And a whole lot more.
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