Three Steps To Another Punch

ONCE YOU HAVE A JOKE, YOU CAN ADD MORE PUNCHES. Here’s one way to do that. This technique is actually Steps Three to Five of the Five Steps To Funny process. You use the punchline to your original joke as a setup: look for expectations to shatter, then come up...

Five Steps To Funny

OFTEN PEOPLE SAY THAT THEIR HUMOUR IS SPONTANEOUS and that a structured process for generating humour feels too contrived. Spontaneous humour is great; unfortunately it doesn’t always happen. Think of the structured process that I’m about to show you as a form of...

The Stand Up Comedy Formula

DAVID GRANIRER, PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND STAND UP COMIC, shares more of his comedy writing tips.   Humour = Exaggeration and/or surprise This is the basic formula for writing stand-up comedy. In general, humour involves exaggeration and/or surprise. For something to be...

Why Do Props Work?

FOLLOWING UP ON A PREVIOUS ARTICLE IN HIS EZINE, on the use of props to connect with people (and used here to highlight comedic connection in life and in the writing of stand-up comedy), psychotherapist and stand-up comic, David Granirer, writes:   I wrote about...
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