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Assumptions and Joke Writing – Part 2 – Greg Dean Comedy Tips 9

  In my previous blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tips 8: Assumptions and Joke Writing - Part 1, I showed the process I went through to understand the assumption’s role in joke structure. In this blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tips 9: Assumptions and Joke Writing - Part 2, I’ll explain how assumptions lead to uncovering corresponding joke mechanism in the punch. Greg Dean Comedy Tips 9:



Assumptions and Joke Writing – Part 1 – Greg Dean Comedy Tips 8

In my previous blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tips 7: Understanding Joke Misdirection - Part 3, I examined how misdirection works with Existing Information Jokes in the Immediate Environment. In this blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tips 8: Assumptions and Joke Writing - Part 1, I’ll demonstrate the role of assumptions in all jokes. Greg Dean Comedy Tips 8: Assumptions and Joke Writing - Part 1 When I became a stand-up comedy teacher in 1982, I had a c



Joke Misdirection – Part 3 – Greg Dean Comedy Tip 7

In my previous blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tip 6: Understanding Joke Misdirection – Part 2, I explained the role of misdirection in Common Knowledge Jokes. In this blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tip 7: Understanding Joke Misdirection – Part 3, I’ll examine how misdirection works with Existing Information Jokes in the Immediate Environment. Greg Dean Comedy Tip 7:



Joke Misdirection – Part 2 – Greg Dean Comedy Tip 6

  In my previous blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tip 5: Joke Misdirection - Part 1, I explained the role of misdirection in jokes. In this blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tip 6: Joke Misdirection – Part 2, I’ll examine how misdirection works with Existing Information jokes from Common Knowledge. Greg Dean Comedy Tip 6: Understanding Misdirection – Part 2



Joke Misdirection – Part 1 – Greg Dean Comedy Tip 5

  In my previous blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tip 4: Learn Joke Structure, I explained several advantages to knowing joke structure. In this blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tip 5: Joke Misdirection - Part 1, I’ll examine the role of misdirection in the function of all jokes. Greg Dean Comedy Tip 5: Joke Misdirection - Part 1 Learn these joke misdirection techniques and more in Greg Dean's Stand-Up Comedy Classes Los Angeles. Click the logo and check out my Free stand-up comedy classes Los Angeles.



Learn Joke Structure – Greg Dean Comedy Tip 4

  In my previous blog,Greg Dean Comedy Tip 3: Some Performing Advice, I offered several tips to improve a comedy show. In this blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tip 4: Learn Joke Structure, I’ll explain several advantages of knowing joke structure. Greg Dean Comedy Tip 4: Learn Joke Structure Most comedians did not learn joke structure. Even with this lack of knowledge, working comedians can and do write great jokes. My intent isn’t to bash comedians, but rather to illustrate the advantages of knowing joke structure and to encourage working and beginner comedians to learn the mechanism



Express Emotions – Greg Dean Comedy Tips 3

In my previous blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tips 2: What-To Books versus How-To Books, I explained that many so called How-To books only tell you what you need to do, but don’t really teach you how to do it. In this blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tips 3: Express Emotions, I’ll discuss the importance for comedians to express emotions about their material. Greg Dean Comedy Tip 3: Express Emotions   First, think of the comedians who have been on top of their profession for many years. Then ask yourself, “So they express emotions as they do their material?



Comedy Books – What-To vs How-To – Greg Dean Comedy Tip 2

In my previous blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tips 1: Comedy Teachesr Who Teach,  I offered the advice to make sure a comedy teacher teaches you the fundamental skills of joke writing and performing by having you do exercises. In this blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tips 2: Comedy Books What-To vs How-To, I’ll explain that many so called How-To comedy books only tell you what you need to do, but don’t really teach you how to do it.   Greg Dean Comedy Tip 2: Comedy Books What-To vs How-To   If you’ve read as manycomedy books as I have on joke writing and



Comedy Teachers Who Teach – Greg Dean Comedy Tip 1

In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian  – Tip 34: Never Make Fun of Someone's Laugh, I offered several tips to improve a comedy show. In this new blog series, Greg Dean Comedy Tip 1: Find Comedy Teachers Who Teach, I’ll explain why too many stand-up comedy coaches don’t actually teach anything. How to Be Funny - Tip 1: Find Comedy Teachers Who Teach Learn from the teacher o



How to Be a Comedian – Tip 34: Never Make Fun of Someone’s Laugh

  In my previous blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 33: Stop Using Comic’s Clichés - Part 3, I discussed those overused greeting comic’s clichés comedians use when they don’t think about their reasons for doing what they do on stage. In this blog, How to Be a Comedian – Tip 34: Never Make Fun of Someone’s Laugh, I’ll explain how not to kill the laughter in the room. How to Be a Comedian - Tip 34: Never Make Fun of Someone’s Laugh This is an unwritten cardinal rule. When you make fun of someone’s laugh, not only will that person stop laughing, but the rest of the audience will too because they don’t want you to make fun of them.   A person develops a loud or unusual laugh to get attention, so he or she often becomes the lead laugher for a crowd. If you squelch that person, you’re likely to stifle the entire audience. You’re on stage to make people laugh, so let them la



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