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...

Breaking Through: From Micheal Jacob (3/4)

MICHEAL JACOB HAS BEEN A COMEDY SCRIPT EDITOR, producer and executive producer at Alomo Productions and BBC Television. He is now a script and production consultant. Micheal also kindly offers his time to regularly help comedy writers at the Writers’ Dock forum....

Comedy Comp For September Intake Now Open

JOIN THE COMEDY CHARACTER DRIVEN COMP steered by Serina Swift and presided over by Micheal Jacob. You will receive a monthly review from Micheal, a seasoned and experienced comedy consultant (recently retired from heading the BBC Comedy College). What have you got to...
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