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Improv comedy course journal: week 1

On Saturday morning I attended the first session of a six week improv comedy course run by The National Comedy Theater in San Diego. I should point out here that improv comedy is different to stand up comedy. People often get them confused. Stand up is usually pre-written and involves a single person being funny [...]
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Humorous speaking contest

The above was my entry into the Phoenix Speakers Humorous speech contest 2011. I won at the club level, I didn’t place at Area level. Congratulations to Laura McCracken who won and went on to represent our Area at the Division B contest. As with any speech at Toastmasters it was a big learning experience. I [...]
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Ten tips for better comic delivery

Last summer I went to the Edinburgh Fringe, a world renowned comedy festival. I watched the semi finals of So you think you’re funny, a high profile competition where fledgling stand up comedians were performing their best seven minutes. Some of the comedians were fantastic, some not so great.  I was struck that many of the [...]
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