It’s time to analyze stand-up comedy! Today we dig knee deep into how to turn a funny thought into a full blown comedy bit. I am interviewed by Rick Altizer on his radio show which airs here in Nashville Saturday mornings at 9:30 on 106.3 FM. Rick is a songwriter, recording artist, music producer, film director and all around phenomenal talent. He produced the feature film Chonda Pierce – Laughing In The Dark and is working on her next movie as we speak.
This episode is brought to you by Patreon sponsor Al Smith.
STAND-UP COMEDY EXAMINED
He picks my brain on how to write stand-up comedy and what makes comedians tick. Specifically we talk about:
- The definition of a Christian comedian
- Reading an audience and picking the best material
- How I added teaching and coaching to my stand-up comedy career
- Why isolating laugh triggers helped me move from middle act to headliner
- How comics can layer techniques into their punchline to guarantee a laugh
- Exploring a punchline to see where you can take the joke further
- The process of writing stand-up comedy
- The importance of letting things “marinade”
- Examining your material
- How you can parlay the punch line into something more powerful
- The importance of creating a true connection
- The right amount of self-deprecating humor and when to pull back
- Why making fun of yourself first is necessary before picking on others
- What is truly shocking in today’s comedy world
- Using comedy to open the door to deeper conversations
And so much more …
ABOUT RICK ALTIZER:
The Rick Altizer Show is a weekly 30-minute program that interviews Nashville artists, directors, song writers and industry leaders. Host Rick Altizer is himself part of the entertainment industry—as a songwriter, recording artist, music producer and film director. This program focuses on how the truth of the Gospel is communicated through the entertainment medium in today’s culture.