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Become a Stand-up Comedian
in just 7 days
Benefit from the secrets of stand-up comedy and start delivering punchlines now!
make them laugh over coffee
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Welcome to the crash course in stand-up comedy
This program covers the essentials of stand-up comedy, and is aimed at giving you all the tools needed to hit the ground running and create and perform your own material within 1 week. We've packaged everything they teach you in stand-up comedy class and comedy school into a simple program. Some of the topics we cover include: Step-by-step process for methodically generating jokes from your own life experiences Performance tips to enhance the funniness of your set - above and beyond your jokes - with tricks like fillers, callbacks, and audience focus How to organize your routine to keep the audience laughing throughout your performance - and on their feet afterwards Working the audience, playing off performers, and dealing with hecklers Ways to formulate jokes to maximize punch line effectiveness Stage presence: everything from stage fright to handling the mic How to start performing at a comedy club within 1 week ...and much, much more!
Become funnier in your everyday life
Have you ever noticed how some comedians are at their funniest when they're not cracking a joke? Chris Rock is extremely adept at making his emphasis sounds the funniest punch lines of his whole act. Conan O'Brien is famous for doing crazy over-the-top dance moves and laughing maniacally, all the while garnering more laughs from his audience. Here's a secret: anyone can do it! We've seen the transformation happen to everyday people right in front of our eyes. From high school students to real estate agents, anyone can benefit from being funny no matter what their day job is. You too will learn the secrets of thinking on your feet and transcending the funniness of your jokes by being yourself. As a matter of fact, many of the skills and techniques will carry over to the rest of your life as well. From the boardroom to the bedroom, learning the skills for stand-up comedy will help you achieve greater results in life.
Yes, you have what it takes!
Living dormant within the dark lurches of every man and every woman's personality is a stand-up comic just waiting to pop out. Our methods will make you ask yourself the right questions, explore the deepest and funniest parts of your life, allow you to share little bits of yourself with strangers - and have them rolling in laughter. Shy and introverted? Wallflower at parties? Looking to mix it up a bit and become that funny guy or gal that's always surrounded by people and laughter? Witty wise-cracker? Class clown? Chock-full of one-liners and comebackers? Want to solidify your humorous status by showing it off on a big stage? Just curious whether or not you can actually pull off something crazy and become an overnight stand-up comedian? No matter who you are or what walk of life you come from, you can become a stand-up comedian in 1 week.
Sneak Peak- Day One: Learning the Ropes
1. Secrets to success and common mistakes in stand-up comedy
To most people, stand-up comedy is a mysterious art form. For many comedians, it takes years to hone and perfect stand-up material. However, the fundamentals of stand-up comedy are just as accessible to you as they are to the professionals. At its core, stand-up is all about you, the comedian, and no one knows you better than yourself! Before you jump on stage and start delivering punchlines, you need to learn the basics of stand-up comedy. To begin, we'll discuss some of the most common mistakes people make when trying to perform stand-up comedy (or even just trying to be funny), and some of the secrets to success. Think of this as the first day of stand-up comedy class at stand-up comedy school. Except we're on the accelerated program and you'll be graduating next week!
2. Tell a story well, or don't tell one at all
Everyone loves to tell stories. There's no better feeling than retelling a funny anecdote while hanging out at a bar or around a campfire, and getting a roaring reception. Within the context of comedy, however, simple stories don't quite cut it. More often than not, the storytellers tell the story the way it happened. There's no structure or context added to the story to give it a humorous spin, or an unexpected twist. Thus, stories often fall flat when told in front of an audience and end in an anti-climatic fashion. "I guess you had to be there" just doesn't cut it. However, stories can be molded and massaged into comedic form. For example, an amusing story such as "I once got really drunk at a bar and got kicked out by the bouncer. I stumbled to my car and ended up sleeping in it, then I woke up and found out that I got a parking ticket!" can actually be made much funnier. Instead of treating it as a narrative, bring the story alive by telling it in the present tense, and being concise with the choice of words. "I hate getting really drunk at bars. You always end up accruing unexpected expenses. Like waking up in your car and finding a parking ticket on the windshield."
3. Sincerity sells
You don't need to be a genius with words or well-versed in knock-knock jokes in order to be funny. Modern stand-up comedy is all about being personable. You want to exude a quality that lets your audience relate to you, and the best way to do that is to be human. The more flaws you have, the greater your comedic potential. You just have to be willing to share your flaws. Next time you're in a social circle, try it for yourself. Think of something you've recently become passionate about. It could be something you really love, vehemently hate, or somewhere in between. Any person, place, or thing that you can attach an emotion to will work. Talk vividly and rant or rave about the subject, but throw in some unexpected emotions. By attaching an unexpected emotion to the topic, you can actually create a much more effective level of humor: "I enjoy explosive diarrhea. I think it's kind of fun. I like to hold it and wait until the very last second possible. It's like playing a game of chicken against myself."
4. Does your life suck? Good.
One of the interesting dynamics of stand-up comedy is how the audience perceives the performer, and how that translates to the performer's likability. When it comes to stand-up comedy, audiences tend to like comedians that exhibit and talk about their personal flaws. For example, an audience will tend to like a comedian that talks about how bad he is with women much more than a comedian that talks about how many times he got laid last week. By exhibiting flaws, the comedian lets the audience establish a sense of superiority, and thus, empathy. The more you talk about how your life sucks, the more likable you become. This is why it's important to be sincere. Don't be afraid to talk about personal flaws and the mistakes you've made. Nobody is perfect. The fact that you're courageous enough to go on stage and admit to these flaws - all the while poking fun at them - will help you garner the love and attention of the audience and have them rolling in laughter.
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