trouble turning your ideas/premises into jokes???
One of the easy
ways is to simplify everything. Don't exclude the ol' SETUP-PUNCHLINE
basic joke is an INTRO, explaining what your topic is.
is called the SETUP -keep as short as possible. Such as....)
MY NEW GIRLFRIEND
that you've introduced your topic set audience up with a line that
sounds like you're saying something sweet).
I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF HER.
SHE'S BEAUTIFUL, SHE SEXY, SHE'S RICH...
on the smart ass and twist on audience.
Sometimes it's about the challenge, the difficulty, the impossibility of it all. It's about providing for yourself an opportunity to do something nobody has ever done before. It's about being the first to say or express something and realizing that it is an immense responsibility with an awesome payoff. A roar of laughter from a crowd...the applause... the appreciation, affection and adulation, no question a very addictive process. A process that keeps you even through the nights where something goes wrong, the audience doesn't give you what you need or you were simply off your game.
.If you're vulnerable people will listen to you.
If you're hopelessly vulnerable people will laugh with you.
A riveting, powerful vulnerability, ...now that's performing!
You must be compelling. Otherwise your audience loses confidence in you.
An audience's confidence is fragile, don't take it for granted.
Build the audience's faith in you and then reap the laughs!
Comedy is a collision of your world and others.
Humans were given a brain for the sole purpose of becoming educated.