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Writing for stand up part 3: Refining Jokes

If you read the last two articles in this series you may have written something that resembles a joke. If you’re still at the ideas stage try fitting one into the setup/punch format discussed earlier. Don’t worry if it doesn’t seem very funny. We’ll try and whip it into shape. The process of refining an [...]
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Writing for stand up part 2: Having funny ideas

This is the second installment of a series about writing  stand up comedy material. Read Writing for stand up part 1: What is a joke?. The third and final part is coming soon. A joke subverts an assumption. A comedian must identify or create assumptions and then surprise the audience by veering off in another [...]
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Link round up: March

This post is my second monthly round up of links (see last month’s). It’s been a busy month for me involving lots of reading about, writing and performing stand up comedy. So there is an obvious slant towards that here. Btw, you should be following me on twitter here. Best of this month on The [...]
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