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Standup Comedy Complete: Humorous Public Speaking, Writing Jokes and Becoming Funnier

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Overview

Welcome to Standup Comedy Complete: The ultimate guide to standup comedy, writing and performing jokes and humorous public speaking.

This course breaks down the tricks and techniques used in standup comedy so that you too can be funny onstage. I’ll show you examples from my standup comedy routines, examine how you can create jokes yourself, and explain how a comedy act can be built from scratch.

Learning how to do standup comedy will teach you how to come up with jokes that make people laugh onstage, make you an entertaining humorous public speaker, and give you confidence.

Syllabus

  • Standup Comedy Course Trailer
  • Course Introduction
  • The structure of jokes. Active joke writing: coming up with jokes about anything
  • Tagging: coming up with punchlines
  • Passive joke writing: how to come up with jokes without trying
  • Improving jokes: getting bigger laughs
  • Self depreciation: jokes that almost always work
  • Humor Tricks of the Trade
  • How To Come Up With A Character Act
  • Developing A Routine
  • Practicing comedy effectively
  • Getting the most out of your performance
  • Bombing: what to do when your jokes don't work
  • How to host a show or be a master of ceremony
  • Conclusion

Taught by

Chester Sky

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