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COMEDY, GOTTA LOVE IT. 2017
Comedy~Dojo Online Soon!
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DISAPPOINTMENTS IN STAND UP COMEDY
DO YOU THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS IN STAND UP COMEDY??
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DON'T FEAR CHANGE IN STAND UP COMEDY
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FEEL AND THE WRITE. FEELINGS = FUNNY
FEELING FUNNY. WRITE! CREATE~
FEW WORDS ABOUT WRITING COMEDY
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FLASH BACKS FROM MY TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO
FREE COMEDY CLASS!
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Good news! Bad news! Writing!
GOOD STAND UP COMEDY IS NOT ONLY WORDS
GREAT COMEDY ONLY TAKES MOMENTS
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HAVE FUN WITH WRITER'S BLOCK
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HOW DO YOU STAND OUT IN STAND UP COMEDY?
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR STAND UP COMEDY.
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HOW TO WRITE FUNNY JOKES!
I ASK WHAT IS THE POINT?
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IS STAND UP COMEDY ART?
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KNOW THIS ABOUT COMEDY AND BUSINESS.
LAUGHTER IS A FUNNY THING
Letterman's Top 10. Writing exercise.
LIKE BILL COSBY SAID, 'FAR FROM BEING FINISHED'
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NEW YEAR NEW TIP!
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THE OLD COMEDY SPIRAL NOTEBOOK
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THINGS I HOPE I CONVEY IN THE COMEDY DOJO
THINGS WE DISCUSS IN THE STAND UP COMEDY DOJO.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO DO STAND UP COMEDY
TOM PAPA STUDY
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TYPES OF HUMOR AND JOKES
VISIONS
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WAIT! READ THIS -STAND UP COMEDY
WEB INFO ABOUT STAND UP COMEDY
WELL HAVE YOU?
WHAT IF YOU WROTE SOME COMEDY?
WHAT IS FUNNY?
WHAT STAND UP IS NOT.
WHAT'S FUNNY - RESPECT
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WHAT'S NEXT AFTER YOU HAVE A STAND UP ACT?
WHEN ASKED WHY I GOT INTO STAND UP COMEDY
WHERE IS THE ART IN STAND UP COMEDY?
WHERE IS THE FUNNY?
WHY comedy
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WORKING CLUBS IS FINE BUT LOOK OUTSIDE THE CLUB TOO.
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WRITING JOKES FOR STANDUP
WRITING STAND UP COMEDY JOKES
Writing stand up comedy jokes made simple.
Writing, Re-writing
YOU CAN'T TEACH COMEDY!
YOU'RE WORTH LOOKING INTO.
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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR STAND UP COMEDY

I get asked all the time how to get better at stand up comedy. Here's an answer in as few words I can muster...and you're probably not going to want to hear it.
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First, you have to have some measure of talent for stand up, not everybody does, recognizing that in itself doesn't guarantee anything. Next you have to be prepared to work on your act, for hours... everyday, every waking moment if you have it. Write down ideas obsessively, search your soul and get to know yourself... everyday! Ask yourself a million questions, get all Scientology on yourself. (except for all that alien stuff)
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Dig in, feel and write. Everyday. Write for others, write jokes for friends or online outlets but write...everyday...for hours if you can. Post funny, snarky Facebook posts and tweet some smack on Twitter. Write write write ...everyday, every single day. Feel terrible if you don't...because you are terrible if you don't. You're holding yourself back.
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Get on stage as often as you can and use the stage time correctly, try new jokes, try new attitudes, push yourself to experiment. Seek feedback if you can get it from competent sources.
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When you're not on stage or directly writing then you should be involved in stand up comedy via watching stand up on Youtube, DVD's, TV or live if you can. You learn so much more from watching other talented comics live.
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Enough time spent doing this you might begin to get to another level. But don't lie to yourself, if you're not spending an extraordinary amount of time on your material and your act, you're not really working hard enough to get to the next level.
Still want to be a comedian? Remember you have to work even harder on the next levels.
Nuf' said.
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*Before you lay out 100's of $$$ for expensive comedy classes or formula joke magic guides on websites or even costly books. Try my workshops (the dojo) They're priced per session and you can take as few or as many as you want if they're helping...and they will! Beginner or experienced welcomed. Don't pay big upfront money, make these so called comedy gurus put up or shut up!
I can even help through emails. Give it a shot, you'll be happy you did and funnier too! ;)  





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