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     Chili Challis

           Lifetime comedian, comedy writer and coach



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GETTING ALL EMOTIONAL ABOUT STAND UP AGAIN

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 2:12 PM Comments comments (4)
Do you have an emotional map or gauge of your act?...ever thought of it like that? What emotion do you begin with? What emotion do you end with? What emotions do you touch on during your show?
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What emotion gets to you the most? What emotions of your's seems to get to the audience the best? 
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Whatever the emotion or emotions you chose I'm bettin' it will be the extreme version...that's the emotion that usually translates to big laughs. Recalling not just a sad moment but the saddest moment; not just the angry moment but THE most enraged angry moment is the winner for jokes I think. The moment we snap, we breakdown, we go on a tirade, a harangue, a condemnation!! ....there's potential funny there. 
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Happiest emotional moments can be ripe for writing as well. Just TOO DAMN HAPPY can be annoying and so unrealistic that I smile just thinking about it. Haven't you ever wanted to say to somebody 'stop with all the happiness!!' 
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'Stand up comedy is a swirl of well thought out emotional ideas, performed emotionally, with punch lines'. ~dojo 



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